Reliable optimization of corporate assets incrementally/decrementally including renewable, hydroelectric, and thermal generation Dispatcher Training Certification of Completion - WECC Public representative of Snohomish PUD at multiple industry functions; Technical Management Team (TMT), Northwest Power Pool Schedulers, ISAS Interchange Scheduling/WSPP Accounting Subcommittee.
Significant experience conducting scheduling technical, counterparty credit evaluations, critical water vs.
projected flows, and resource availability presentations to upper PUD management and its Board of Commissioners.
Consistently maintained best expectation of maintaining minimal energy imbalance to load, optimally manage virtual ponds, MWd storage levels, while utilizing hourly and daily capacity limits to best position the Company within Bonneville Power Balancing Authority constraints.
Anticipate, capture and schedule best price transactions for Light Load hours and Peak Load intervals.
Contrast real time pricing against PUD day-ahead deals, Dow Jones and PowerDex indices after-the-fact.
Ensure communication of market prices and energy availability in the morning to day-ahead Scheduler, and to relief Schedulers "tailboarding" on and off shift.
OATI WebTrader deal capture and scheduling expertise.
VOLUNTEER POSITIONS Served three years a member of the Spokane Valley Neighborhood Accountability Board.
position appointed by the Spokane County Juvenile Court).
Charged with interviewing juvenile defendants and determining appropriate correction and subsequent monitoring of offenders as part of a juvenile court diversion program.
Named the AVISTA corporate representative for the Junior Achievement Program for Spokane County; a two year position delivering weekly class lectures at area high schools and supervision of the after-school Junior Achievement Program and Lewis and Clark High School.
AVISTA Speakers Bureau Representative to Spokane School District.
Manager January 2012 to CurrentSTATELINE PROCESSORS － Tekoa, WA
Commodities Operations Management of operations related to wheat storage, farmer-dictated trade executables, proprietary grain futures hedging Increased business revenue by 25% since taking operational control June 2012 Manage personnel of 9 elevator operators and trucking haulers Initiated financial and inventory computer systems for deal capture, mark-to-market positions, and revenue accrual.
Power Scheduler, Senior Power Scheduler - Lead January 1997 to January 2012SNOHOMISH COUNTY PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT － Everett, WA
Meet hourly system load requirements through a prescribed strategy of optimized dispatch of the PUD's generating assets and the negotiation of bilateral sales and purchases of wholesale power.
Specifically, manage hourly deal creation, electronic tag creation, transmission acquisition through OASIS if indicated, transaction capture for accurate settlements, short-term transaction implementation, monitoring and adjusting long-term contracts on a real time basis.
Progressive skills spanning 15 years as a WECC Power Scheduler on the Real Time Desk in a rotating 12 hour schedule Arbitrage leader at the PUD consistently over the past decade Fully cross-trained in Prescheduling, Day-Ahead, and Term trading (up to one year) Ability to schedule physical and financial transactions at Mid-C, Palo Verde, CAISO, TVA, and Rancho Seco Developed and sustained extensive, positive, integrity-based relationships with Northwest trading counterparties Proficient management of Snohomish PUD's Bonneville Power Administration RD SLICE contract utilizing hydrology models for the Columbia River to maximize allocated generation dispatch from Grand Coulee through John Day, Chief Joe, McNary, The Dalles, and Bonneville Dams.
Ability to consistently and precisely communicate generation and transmission schedules to Bonneville Power through CDE, SLICE, OASIS, and ITAP applications Consistent adherence to effective business, industry, and reliability standards/controls Autonomous operation of 107MW nameplate hydroelectric plant; managing sluice gate position ensuring optimum forebay and downstream elevations, acre feet to cubic feet flow volume computations, generation output decisions and related ramping rates.
BS : Business Liberal Arts and Music PerformanceCity University of Seattle
*Gonzaga UniversityBusiness Liberal Arts and Music Performance
WECC Dispatchers; I Salt Lake 5/98, II Mesa 12/98, Boise 5/99
*WECC Schedulers I Bill Comish, Tucson 2/98
NERC Standards Mike Terbrueggen 7/00