What does an Energy Analyst do?
Energy analysts help clients understand potential opportunities for energy-efficient improvements to their structures by measuring a building’s energy efficiency using information gathered from meters and utility bills and advising on conservation methods. They visit sites to inspect facilities, assess their energy conservation measures and programs, and conduct energy audits. They measure efficiency, analyze data on energy used, develop energy models for buildings, recommend improvements, and assist contractors with technical support during the installation process.
Energy analysts gather specific data, including inspecting the efficiency of building construction, mechanical systems, and electrical systems using voltmeters, flue gas analyzers, and light meters. They test buildings and work closely with building owners, contractors, engineers, and financiers to complete projects while monitoring energy transactions throughout all stages. They identify customer needs and maintain their knowledge of the energy market while collecting and analyzing data. Energy analysts need a minimum bachelor's degree in engineering or related fields.
- Develop thorough understanding and evaluation of potential interconnection alternatives for various projects, and the corresponding costs, benefits, and challenges for each alternative.
- Initiate interconnection requests and shepherd requests through the study process and negotiation and execution of interconnection agreements.
- Perform power flow analysis as necessary to develop actionable information for development and power marketing team.
- Scope, request, review and verify interconnection studies and other analysis from transmission providers and consultants.
- Track transmission projects and overall transmission development within the various markets.
- Participate in and act as an advocate for the company and the industry in the transmission regulatory process.
- Duplicate studies performed by transmission providers for QA/QC, at times working on short time lines, with less than complete information.
- Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in business, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or engineering, or equivalent experience.
- Experience with Hers Rater, LEED, SSL, MATLAB, PDF, and Agile software and systems.
- Prior consulting experience.
- Comfortable providing technical assistance and problem solving with solid attention to detail.
- A confident collaborator and leader with sound time management skills.
- Fluent in datasets, Python, Agile, and spreadsheets.
How much does an Energy Analyst make?
Energy Analyst Career Path
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Energy Analyst Insights
“It's been a pleasure to start my career here where everyone is equal and its a great learning experience.”
“Some of the people are really nice and supportive specially at the beginning but you'd quickly realise that everyone is only trying to survive.”
“Every day is a new challenge and you get to work with some highly talented people.”
“Being in the marketing team or operations team is not a serious career path in my view.”
“Very minimal pay raise did not match the effort exerted and my pay would have been the same whether I saved 10% or 40%.”
“there is a lot of freedom and you really can make what you want out of this job!”
“I was lucky to get the opportunity to try new roles and feel my career accelerated as a result.”
“Work and life balance is difficult”
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