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Senior Load Forecasting Analyst

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Date: Jun 15, 2022

Location(s): Houston, TX, US, 77070

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  62419 


Gexa Energy/NextEra Energy Services is one of the fastest-growing retail energy providers, delivering innovative energy solutions with affordable electricity plans, including 100 percent renewable energy plans to more than 1.1 million residential and business customers throughout North America.


Position Specific Description


Gexa Energy is one of the fastest-growing retail energy providers, delivering innovative energy solutions with affordable electricity plans.  All Gexa Energy residential plans in Texas are 100% green!  Gexa Energy is proud to be a wholly-owned subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power in the U.S. and an industry leader through its focus on clean and renewable energy. Gexa, under its different brand names, sells retail electricity in 14 states and the District of Columbia. 


Position Specific Description

Gexa Energy is searching for a Senior Load Forecasting Analyst to join its Supply and Load Forecasting team located in the Gexa Energy office in Houston.  The Senior Load Forecasting Analyst will model portfolio load flex under different weather scenarios, run short-term and long-term load forecasts, report on forecast performance, and identify and correct problems causing load forecast errors outside of the target range.  Gexa is seeking candidates with strong analytical and technical skills, and excellent problem-solving skills. 


Preferred qualifications are as follows:

  • Candidates with Retail Power Industry Experience highly preferred
  • Experience performing analyses on large data sets                                            
  • Advanced SQL coding skills with significant SQL knowledge
  • Ability to automate reports and processes
  • Excellent MS Excel skills and experience with VBA                                                     
  • Experience with regression analysis                                           
  • Experience structuring and leading projects, working with cross-functional teams
  • Experience in software packages like Python and R           


Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Model portfolio usage under various weather conditions and compute potential exposure during extreme weather events
  • Research and propose new data sources and methods of analysis
  • Analyze accuracy and effectiveness of load profiles and recommend improvements
  • Identify causes for load forecast errors outside of the target range and develop solutions to improve performance
  • Develop and prepare long-term and/or short-term forecasting models
  • Monitor and analyze load forecast accuracy, create transparency into drivers causing load forecast errors, and perform load forecast variance reporting
  • Handle varied and complex projects and analysis
  • Prepare presentations and report for management
  • Identify and correct customers with significant load forecasting anomalies
  • Lead efforts to review and validate data inputs into the long-term forecasting model and work with cross-functional teams to correct data errors in source systems
  • Support automation efforts to import all data into load forecasting system
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned


Job Overview

Employees in this role develop models, price energy derivatives, design and perform quantitative studies and analyses of spot/forward prices and volatilities for making pricing, trading, and risk management decisions. This position assists in the development of core algorithms and models to support trading, origination, and asset optimization decisions.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops and improves upon mathematical models and translates algorithms into code
  • Assists development of energy price forecast, forward curve, and volatility models
  • Designs and constructs risk management tools used in evaluating company's risk profile and exposure levels
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

•  High School Grad / GED
•  Bachelor's Degree
•  Experience:10+ years

Preferred Qualifications

•  Doctoral Degree
•  Master's Degree


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Finance, Accounting & Business Analytics
Organization:  Gexa Energy LP 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable


Where permitted by applicable law, NextEra Energy requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on or before the first day of employment.


NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.


NextEra Energy provides reasonable accommodation in its application and selection process for qualified individuals, including accommodations related to compliance with conditional job offer requirements, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable and permitted by applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.


NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


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Nearest Major Market: Houston