The Resource Planning area of Arizona Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. (AEPCO) is responsible for the short-term and long-term strategic planning of AEPCO’s existing and future power supply resources. The Power Supply Engineer will work with leadership to plan for the future of AEPCO as well as its Cooperative Members and electric-industry partners in the areas of load growth and power supply, as well as relevant regulatory, environmental, and economic issues affecting the continued success of those power supply portfolios. This includes the analysis of resource energy production cost, forecasted electric demand, resource dispatch and unit commitment plans, power supply acquisition, transmission rights, fuel supply, and energy management strategies.
This position is highly analytical, involving data analyses, modeling and reporting functions including but not limited to 1) Load forecasting, production cost modeling and financial planning; 2) Modeling of power supply contracts and options; 3) Spreadsheet creation and analyses; 4) Capacity and energy planning; 6) Energy and natural gas market forecasting; 7) Administrative, data, information or other requests, data filings, and other customer service functions, and; 8) Other analyses and skills as may be necessary for departmental success.
Model and investigate power supply options and opportunities in the context of the AEPCO system, including generation financing, transmission deliverability, regulatory and environmental requirements, fuel supply, and resource dispatch/operations.
Work with AEPCO Energy Services and ACES Power Marketing to design, analyze, and implement generation dispatch parameters and hedging strategies, including physical/financial gas and power purchases.
Create and support development of Integrated Resource Planning filings and other regulatory data filings for the Arizona Corporation Commission, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and California ISO.
Analyze and recommend energy, generation, and transmission strategies for AEPCO’s cooperative distribution Members, both at the individual level and whole AEPCO system.
Support financial forecast creation, loan application requirements, load forecasting, load vs. resource comparisons, and power cost studies, as well as associated documentation, analyses and reporting.
Manage projects and analyses of strategic importance to the Cooperatives’ generation portfolio, and employ creativity in the recommendation of optimal operating strategies or generation plans.
Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Economics, Mathematics or any technical field.
Strong understanding of the power industry and generation operations.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and to work in teams.
Experience with complex mathematical programming in Excel, VBA, Matlab, R Mathematical Suite, or similar.
Ability to work independently, with a high degree of deductive reasoning, creativity and problem solving.
Experience in technical writing, preferably with utility-related products (eg. IRPs, hedging plans, regulatory compliance reporting, etc.)
Engineer II: Minimum of 3 years related progressive utility experience
Engineer III: Minimum of 6 years related progressive utility experience
Senior Engineer: Minimum of 10 years related progressive utility experience
Experience preferred in any the following areas:
Generation Resource Planning
Electric Load Forecasting
Power Supply Operations and Analysis
Production Cost or Resource Expansion Modeling
Transmission Rights and Analysis
Electric Utility Regulatory Affairs & Strategy
Utility Finance and Ratemaking
Energy Marketing and Trading
Utility Interaction with Independent System Operator (ISO) or Energy Imbalance Market (EIM)
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: *Salary and Level Will be dependent upon education and experience*