Production Planner

SN Aboitiz Power

  • Taguig, Philippines
    NAC Tower, 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines
    Taguig
    Metro Manila
    Philippines
  • Full time
Posted 21 days ago and deadline of application is on 30 Aug
Recruiter was hiring 2 days ago

Production Planner

SN Aboitiz Power

Job Description

Job Purpose

(Reason for the existence of the position)

To sustain profitability and optimize the operation of the company’s asset portfolio through production planning, grid analysis and ASPA contracting.

Accountability

(Main responsibility of the position.)

Maximize revenue through optimal production Planning

Study the condition of the power system where SNAP is operating through grid analysis

Maximize revenue from Ancillary Services (AS) contracting

Job Description

(Tasks in achieving the accountabilities)

The responsibilities associated with this position include but not limited to:

Maximize revenue through optimal production Planning

  • In charge of the short-term (7-day) to medium-term (1.5-year) optimal production/generation planning of SNAP power plant assets with consideration of hydrological constraints, operating efficiency, simultaneous operation of power plant assets, ancillary services, generating unit availability/duration and transmission line constraints.

Develop and maintain up-to-date energy and ancillary services (AS) pricing model (Water Value) for production planning and support to spot trading. Activities includes;

    • electricity supply and demand forecasting
    • plant availability forecasting
    • ancillary requirement forecasting
    • water inflow forecast
    • Portfolio position forecast
    • Run price forecast model (developed by Market Analysis)
    • utilization/development of dispatch optimization tool
  • Coordination with the Trading Team, Commercial Operations, and O&M groups to ensure proper execution of the production plan, and with Market Analysis group on the preparation of inputs (on a weekly and monthly basis) for the price forecast covering up to 1.5 years of the planning horizon.
  • Coordination with external counterparties (NIA, NGCP, DOE, etc) to achieve the planned production of the power plants, and ensure compliance with rules and regulations.
  • Gather, analyze, sanitize and maintain data, and develop tools and methodology to improve the accuracy of forecasts and optimization.
  • In charge of the scheduling of SNAP Plants maintenance outages and other activities, and coordination with Plant O&M, NGCP, and other related parties to minimize its financial impact.
  • Conducts research (e.g, improvement in water flow accounting), simulations and studies that will support trading operation and revenue maximization.
  • Coordination with NIA and NPC regarding irrigation and use of dam (bathymetric data), and interfacing with PAGASA.
  • Reviews and continuously improves/updates operations systems, procedures, standards and policies (process automation).

Study the condition of the power system where SNAP is operating through grid analysis

  • Develop and maintain an up-to-date model of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao grids, and ensure that additions and changes in the system (e.g., new transmission lines and power plants) are timely and accurately reflected in the model.
  • Develop assumptions and scenarios that reflect the actual behavior of the system to be used in the analysis.
  • Perform power system related analysis (load flow, etc) and assess the condition of the system on a regular basis to provide strategic direction to other SNAP business units (e.g., GDP, Market Analysis), trading operations and other production planning activities
  • Submit regular reports to timely communicate the result of the study to the management.
  • Other similar analysis as may be assigned

Maximize revenue from Ancillary Services (AS) contracting

  • Conduct optimization studies to maximize the value from SNAP generation assets and serve as a basis for ASPA contracting.
  • Contract preparation and review. Facilitate the coordination of all the parties involved in the finalization of the contract.
  • Participate in the negotiation with NGCP for an ASPA contract (includes ASPA forward contracts).
  • Monitor incidents of SNAP Plants AS non-compliances and lead the resolution to such non-compliances.
  • Develop a methodology (in coordination with Plant O&M) to minimize non-compliances.
  • Perform Ancillary Services billing and settlement reconciliations.

Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Skills: (Minimum requirements in terms of knowledge and skills)

    Knowledge/experience in hydropower plant operations, power industry, WESM, grid analysis, forecasting, and optimization methods. Computer literate with background in programming, excellent knowledge in MS Excel, good communication skills. Strong analytical skills with high comprehension abilities. Knowledge in Transmission Analysis Tools (e.g. PSS/E) or similar software is preferred.

    Experience:

    Minimum of two (2) years relevant experience in the electricity industry. With two (2) years in hydropower plant operations, energy trading, market analysis, commercial planning, and/or production and transmission planning and analysis.

    Education:

    Degree in Engineering. With a preference for candidates with Electrical Engineering Degree and/or Master’s Degree.

Jobs Summary

Job level
Associate / Supervisor
Job category
Architecture and Engineering
Educational requirement
Master's degree graduate
Recruiter response to application
Once in a while 
Office Address
NAC Tower, 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City
Industry
Oil / Energy / Solar / Greentech
Vacancy
1 opening
Website
http://www.snaboitiz.com

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About SN Aboitiz Power

SN Aboitiz Power (SNAP) Group SN Aboitiz Power-Magat, Inc. owns and operates the 360-megawatt (MW) Magat Hydroelectric Power Plant (HEPP) located at the border of Ramon, Isabela and Alfonso Lista, Ifugao. The Magat HEPP was a state-owned facility until SNAP-Magat took over operations on April 26, 2007. A year earlier on December 14, 2006, SNAP-Magat had successfully bid for the plant in the amount of USD530 million under the Philippine government’s power sector privatization program. SNAP-Magat has 22 host barangays (villages) located in 10 municipalities across the three provinces of Isabela, Ifugao, and Nueva Viscaya. SN Aboitiz Power-Benguet, Inc. owns and operates the 105-MW Ambuklao HEPP in Bokod and the 140-MW Binga HEPP in Itogon, both located in Benguet. On November 28, 2007, SNAP-Benguet won the public bid for the Ambuklao and Binga HEPPs, which were sold as a package under the power sector privatization program of the Philippine government. SNAP-Benguet offered a bid price of USD325 million and took over operations on July 10, 2008. The dams remain government-owned. SNAP-Benguet is hosted by the province of Benguet and the municipalities of Itogon and Bokod. It has 3 host barangays, as well as the Shakilan ni Ikulos Indigenous Peoples’ Organization and the Tinongdan Indigenous Peoples’ Organization. Both companies are joint ventures between SN Power of Norway and AboitizPower. SN Aboitiz Power Group is the collective name of SNAP-Magat and SNAP-Benguet. It is a recipient of several local awards and citations for its safety records, community programs, stakeholder relations and environmental campaigns. It has also received international recognition in the Asian region for privatization and project financing as well as for its plants’ performance as independent power producers.
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