Lead Data Scientist, Electric Load Forecasting
Company: NATIONAL GRID CO USA (NE POWER)
Posted on: November 25, 2022
About us Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes,
communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the
most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they
live. The pace of change in society and our industry is
accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an
unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our
industry. To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our
customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and
pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires
us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities
to grow, both ourselves and our business. National Grid is hiring a
Lead Data Scientist for Electric Load Forecasting. This position
can be based out of Waltham, MA or Hicksville, NY office. Job
Purpose The Analytics & Load Forecasting team produces electric and
gas forecasts for National Grid. As a Lead Data Scientist of
Electric Load Forecasting, you will develop long-term electric load
forecasts at the system and feeder level. You will integrate
distributed resource forecasts (including solar PV, energy
efficiency, demand response, EVs, storage) for our US service
territory. You will support internal stakeholders including Supply,
Engineering, Regulatory, Strategy, Finance and others. You will
ensure the forecasts incorporate new distributed energy resources,
technologies, and policies. Key Accountabilities --- Develop
long-term Electric Load Forecasts at the system and feeder level
using econometric regression. Perform additional analysis relating
to the forecast as necessary.
--- Ensure the forecasts properly account for distributed energy
resources and new technologies and policies (e.g. energy
efficiency, demand response, electrification of heat, PV, EV,
--- The position of Lead requires the ability to work independently
with minimal guidance and communicate to both internal and external
stakeholders to present and defend results. The ability to speak to
both technical and non-technical persons to present projects is
--- Update forecast processes and documentation to ensure they are
efficient, reviewable, and reliable.
--- Provide expert testimony before regulators and defend the
forecasts. Respond to data request from regulatory bodies for rate
cases and other proceedings.
--- Collaborate with internal stakeholders (including supply,
engineering, regulatory, strategy) regarding forecast methodology
and analysis and ensure our deliverables meet their needs.
--- Stay current in all policies, regulatory requirements, market
trends, and industry standards regarding customer energy use and
technologies and programs impacting that use, such as energy
efficiency and demand response.
Qualifications --- A Bachelor's degree (Master's or PhD preferred)
in statistics, applied analytics, engineering or related
quantitatively rigorous field.
--- 5 or more years of relevant energy industry experience in a
regulated setting with direct interaction with regulators
--- Demonstrated experience with econometric or statistical
forecasting or modelling required. Experience in energy load
--- Good understanding of National Grid's operations and the
regulatory environment preferred.
--- Experience with policy or forecasting distributed resources
(e.g. PV, EV, energy efficiency, demand response, electrification
of heat, etc.) preferred.
--- Strong written and verbal communication skills including the
ability to testify before regulators and respond to regulatory data
requests. Ability to explain complex technical concepts to
--- Expertise in statistical programming software such as R, SAS,
Python required. Advanced SQL skills preferred.
--- Advanced Excel skills required.
More Information This position has a career path which provides for
advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop
and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and
acquiring and applying technical skills. Candidates will be
assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of
this role and their individual experience. National Grid is an
equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent,
knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of
inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior
performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to
be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women,
individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the
National Grid team.
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