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Transmission & Distribution Project Engineer
Location: Hicksville, NY
Duration: 1 year
Responsible for interactions with developers, owners and operators of Distributed Resources/Independent Power Facilities within the LIPA service territory. Represent LIPA’s interests in matters pertaining to Distributed Resource/Independent Power project development, interconnection and operation
Stay current on emerging Distributed Resource technologies and evaluate their impact on LIPA’s electric T&D system. Review existing interconnection guidelines and make recommendations for revisions or develop new interconnection guidelines in response to evolving technologies in the electric industry. In addition, perform inspections of new Distributed Resource /Independent Power installations to ensure full compliance with LIPA’s interconnection requirements.
Perform economic and technical analysis of potential cogeneration and CHP projects within the LIPA service territory in support of LIPA’s customer retention/attraction efforts.
Negotiate, develop and administer all aspects of interconnection agreements, operating agreements, electric system impact study agreements, electric facilities construction agreements and other power contracts between LIPA and Distributed Resource/Independent Power facility owners and operators.
Perform IPP/FTU generation data download in support of LIPA’s revenue requirements reporting process. Ensure accuracy of generation data reported. In addition perform monthly Generator Availability Data System (GADS) and DOE reporting for IPP/FTUs as per contractual and LIPA requirements. Ensure current knowledge of NYISO rules and technical bulletins related to IPP/FTU operations.
Act as lead contact for IPP/FTU facilities and interface between LIPA, ESO and CEE on operational and contractual issues. Communicate IPP/FTU maintenance and outage schedules to ESO, CEE and LIPA to ensure safe and reliable operations. Must be available nights, weekends and holidays to respond to IPP/FTU operational emergencies.
Assist as necessary in the execution of PAM’s Project Management efforts including major and minor interconnections and support of LIPA’s Clean Energy Programs.