Vice President, Energy Supply and Market Operations at CPS Energy
Vice President, Energy Supply and Market Operations
marzo de 2015 – actualidad (1 año 3 meses)San Antonio, Texas
Senior executive leadership of wholesale power trading, day ahead and real time operations, fuels procurement, data analytics, and IT support for CPS Energy.
Director, Day Ahead and Real Time Operations
diciembre de 2012 – marzo de 2015 (2 años 4 meses)San Antonio y alrededores, Texas, Estados Unidos
Manages all front desk operations both in Day Ahead Market and in Real Time. Manage staff of 14 including 24/7 Real Time desk, dispatching 5 gw thermal fleet. Responsible for all day ahead bids and offers, ancillary services bids and offers, CRR offers, and other activities. Coodinated 1,000 mw wind energy 44 mw solar portfolio. Manage >5300 mw load and obligations, as well as short and mid term bilateral power marketing activities.
Manager Wholesale Power Marketing
noviembre de 2007 – diciembre de 2012 (5 años 2 meses)San Antonio y alrededores, Texas, Estados Unidos
Built CPS Energy’s wholesale electric power marketing function from the ground up, establishing origination, trading, analytics, and credit management processes. Bought and sold energy and energy services for six years generating >$250 million in net revenue for the company since 2004. Forecasted sales opportunities, developed marketing plans, executed trades and negotiated long term transactions. Evaluated and marketed long and short term products; negotiated QSE services agreements; marketed Renewable Energy Credits; analyzed, bid, and managed Transmission Congestion Rights. Temporary Assignment as Interim Director, Energy Market Operations
Senior Generation Planning Analyst
julio de 2001 – noviembre de 2004 (3 años 5 meses)San Antonio y alrededores, Texas, Estados Unidos
Responsible for developing long-range generation plans, performing economic and technical analyses, and forecasting capital and O&M costs of future generation units.
> Senior analyst forecasting costs and benefits of new 750 mw coal plant; developed and evaluated alternatives and sensitivities, developed presentations to Board and public meetings, presented plans to numerous groups both within and outside of CPS Energy, leading to approval of project.
> Lead team to develop and present business case four 45mw combustion turbine; leading to $150 million project completed in 2010
> Helped negotiate purchase contract for four LM6000 combustion turbines
> Performed analyses of generation options including lignite and petroleum coke proposals, studies of compressed air energy storage (CAES), advanced combustion turbines, and others.
Process Superintendent/Lab Supervisor
noviembre de 1992 – julio de 2001 (8 años 9 meses)Little Rock and Newark, Arkansas
Process Superintendent: Optimized maintenance and operations of coal handling, ash handling, and auxiliary systems for two-unit (840 mw each) coal-fired power plant. Involved in all aspects of plant operations and maintenance, outage planning, outage execution, project management, and budget development. Also managed support functions including warehouse and storeroom, chemistry lab, front office, engineering, and accounting. Served as Operations Supervisor as needed, supervising 16 operators and maintenance technicians. Responsible for $2-3 million annual maintenance budget.
Lab Supervisor. Managed staff of 13 chemists and technicians, analyzing >25,000 samples yearly, $1M annual budget. Specialized in water and wastewater, PCBs, oil quality, and radiological analysis of environmental samples from 4 nuclear power plants. Performed all personnel management functions including recruitment and hiring, training and development, performance evaluation, leave and pay administration. Organized and led several seminars and workshops on subjects such as wastewater sampling, water treatment, supervisor training, administrative services improvement, and cost reduction.
US Air Force
enero de 1984 – octubre de 1992 (8 años 10 meses)San Antonio, Wiesbaden Germany
Three assignments in the areas of environmental chemistry, industrial hygiene, special projects, and research and development. Stationed in Texas and Germany, with temporary duty in Turkey and Italy. Promoted to Captain in 1989.