Jesse Montaño

Vice President, Asset Management

Jesse is the Vice President of Asset Management at ZGlobal with 31 years of experience in the energy industry.  Jesse began his career in generation operations where he spent thirteen years commissioning managing  renewable generating facilities in Southern California.

 

In 2001, Jesse joined the Imperial Irrigation District (IID) as a NERC Certified Transmission and Reliability System Operator where he operated IID’s high voltage electric system. Jesse was instrumental in IID adopting an Open Access Transmission Tariff and in the creation and implementation of its Open Access Same Time Information System (OASIS). Jesse was involved in the development and implementation of WesTTrans.net, the OASIS site supporting twenty-two transmission providers serving fourteen states in the western United States. Jesse chaired the WesTTrans technical committee for a period of time.

 

Jesse administered short and long-term transmission capacity purchases, sales, and interchanges with a number of utility marketers, brokers, and the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) . Jesse also established and managed IID’s generator interconnection process and oversaw the study, interconnection design and eventual interconnection of multiple generation facilities to the electrical grid. Jesse provided testimony on behalf of IID to the CPUC regarding the 500 kV Sunrise Powerlink. Jesse eventually managed IID’s Business Development section where he supervised the development and negotiations of multiple Power Purchase Agreements.

Since joining ZGlobal in 2010, Jesse has led the ZGlobal Infrastructure development team in the development and synchronization of over fifty transmission, distribution and generation projects. Due to his years in operations, Jesse manages ZGlobal’s O&M services.

Projects Include


Leading the project design and implementation of the following:

 
Solar Gen 2 - 3x50 MW

A 3x50 MW Solar project. Performed all project permitting, interconnection, design, Project and Construction management. Managed all project costs and all contractors. In addition, design and implemented three substations for these three facilities.

T-Solar - 20 MW  

Performed all project permitting, interconnection, design, project and construction management. Managed all project costs and all contractors.


El Centro Energy Storage - 30 MW

Performed all project, interconnection, design, project and construction management. Managed all project costs and all contractors. In addition, design and implemented a 92 kV substation and a successful Black Start implementation for these three facilities.
 

Seville Solar - 50 MW

Performed all project permitting, interconnection, design, project and construction management. Managed all project costs and all contractors. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition, Jesse has performed several alternative transmission rate design methodologies, such as flat energy charges, time- of-use energy charges, 12-CP demand charges, and alternative treatment of “through and out” wheeling charges; developed a compromise straw proposal that mitigated cost-shifts through regional differentiation of postage-stamp access charges and transition mechanisms; assisted counsel in revising transmission tariff language and implement the rate for Imperial Irrigation District and other public power entities. 

Education

Jesse studied Public Accounting at the Universidad de Sonora in Hermosillo Sonora, Mexico.
 

 

 

 


 

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