Meet the Staff – Cody Walding

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Tell us about your background.

I have lived in the Houston area most of my life, and it’s where I graduated with an MBA in December of 2019 before I began working to launch my career in the energy industry. I began with my first position at Adapt2 Solutions where I supported energy trading and settlements.

While in that role, I became fascinated with energy settlements and decided that I wanted to work on the business side versus the software side of the industry. I came across a story highlighting CPA’s renewable energy focus online, applied with the hiring team, and the rest is history!

What responsibilities do you have here at Clean Power Alliance?

Settlements in the energy industry require a considerable number of calculations on a day-to-day basis to validate the invoices that we receive from energy suppliers. At CPA, we have two main settlement categories. The first involves the CAISO (California Independent System Operator Corporation), where I need to validate the invoices using a variety of inputs, mainly electricity prices and electricity meter data. The second category is our bilateral wholesale energy invoices with our long-term suppliers, which are settled through buying or selling energy at a set contract price. This includes validating and calculating 10-plus long term PPA invoices each month from technologies such as wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, and battery energy storage. It’s a role I tremendously enjoy and important to the organization to make sure we are only being charged for electricity that our customers eventually consume.

What are you most proud of in working here at CPA?

The thing that I am most proud of is working for a company that has such a large impact on the major shift to renewables in California and being able to work with such a broad range of different emerging renewable technologies.