Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Tesla plans to create an energy trading division to support battery and power generation projects

US electric car maker Tesla is looking for employees for its Energy Trading division to support its battery and renewable energy projects, according to the company’s website and an employee posting on job site LinkedIn.com.

The company has expanded operations to include solar electricity for homes and large battery storage facilities and most recently applied to begin marketing electricity in Texas.

“I am putting together a new team at Tesla focused on energy trading and market operations,” Julian Lamy, who describes himself as a senior software optimization engineer at Tesla, wrote in a LinkedIn post this week. Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The company plans to use an automated trading platform built by itself, called Autobidder, to “offer batteries in several wholesale energy markets,” according to a job description on Tesla’s website.

Tesla is seeking a senior energy analyst who will work from Palo Alto, California, Lamy wrote in his LinkedIn post.

Last month, Tesla Energy Ventures filed an application with the Texas Public Utilities Commission to become a retail electricity provider.

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