CPAU is seeking a Resource Planner to join a small group of analysts working on integration of distributed energy resources (DERs) like solar PV, electric vehicles, and controllable loads. CPAU is in the process of adopting a Distributed Energy Resources Plan as a first step toward developing programs to facilitate customer adoption of these resources. In addition, CPAU is performing an assessment of the capacity of its distribution system to integrate these DERs. The Resource Management Division and Utilities Engineering Division are expected to work closely on integration of DERs.
CPAU is seeking a candidate with electric engineering knowledge and/or experience, as well as experience in electric utility policy development and strategic planning, to assist with the integration of DERs, development of customer programs, and leveraging these resources to provide value to the utility and community. Projects may include:
-Forecasting of DER adoption in Palo Alto
-The coordination of DER strategy development
-Analysis to support customer program development and management of pilot programs
-Coordination with Utilities Engineering of the integration of DERs into the electric distribution system
-Industry research and outreach to outside agencies in support of these activities
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