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Virtual Power Plant Manager

EDF Renewable Energy San Diego, CA
  • Expired: 29 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

EDF Renewables North America, a subsidiary of EDF Renewables, is a leading North American independent power producer boasting over 30 years of experience across a broad spectrum of services. Our mission is to deliver renewable solutions to lead the transition to a sustainable energy future.

Scope of Job:

Provide project management and support to EDF Renewables Distributed Solutions (EDFR DS) initiatives focused on the aggregation of distributed energy resources (including behind-the-meter solar, storage, electric vehicle charging and flexible demand response loads) into Virtual Power Plants, initially focused on California wholesale markets.


60% - Product Development and Marketing

  • Analysis of product and service offerings (energy, capacity, grid services) available within EDFR DS’ and potential 3rd party partner behind-the-meter assets which can be marketed in California wholesale markets, including economic and financial analysis of various project alternatives
  • Outreach to, and marketing of products and services to potential front-of-the-meter offtakers in California including utilities, municipalities, CCAs and other load-serving entities
  • Identification of regulatory (CPUC, CAISO, FERC) pathways and potential barriers to wholesale market monetization, including participation models (PDR, DERP, NGR, DRAM)

35% - Operational Planning and Procurement

  • Development of processes and procedures needed for operation of the VPP and identification of internal and 3rd party resources responsible for execution
  • Evaluation, procurement and implementation of internal and 3rd party technology solutions needed to meet operational requirements, including VPP control platforms, aggregation level co-optimization engines, resource, load and market price forecasting


5% - Other duties as assigned


Supervision of Others:

No direct reports


Education/Experience –

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Business, Information Technology, Engineering or related fields
  • 7+ years of work experience in distributed energy, policy or related fields


Skills/Knowledge/Abilities –

  • Expert-level knowledge of distributed energy resources and virtual power plants
  • Knowledge of the landscape and a broad network amongst California power market players including Load Serving Entities and regulatory authorities
  • A broad skillset demonstrating an understanding of technical, financial and political concepts
  • Excellent organizational and presentation skills

Working Conditions:

~80% of the time is spent in the office environment, utilizing computers (frequent use of MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Sage ERP,, phones, and general office equipment.

~20% of the time is spent travelling to meet with customers, regulators, vendors and partners.

Reasonable Accommodations:

Reasonable accommodations may be provided by EDF Renewables to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions, as defined per Company policy.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

EDF Renewable Energy


San Diego, CA