The Resource Operations, Analytics, and 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 technical and engineering-type 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.
Support and perform other miscellaneous studies and analyses as requested, the in the area of strategic importance to the Cooperatives’ generation needs
Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Economics, Mathematics or technical field preferred. Recent or imminently graduating students are encouraged to apply.
Rudimentary understanding of, or desire to learn, the functionality of the power industry
Solid Microsoft Excel and Word skills from which to build
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows, email and internet functions
Strong desire to learn new software, analytical methodologies and problem solving techniques
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
Commitment to quality, cost-effectiveness, productivity, innovation and creativity
Ability to work independently, with a high degree of deductive reasoning, creativity and problem solving
Engineer I: 1-3 year(s) related utility experience preferred but not required. Experience may substitute for educational requirements.
Engineer II: Minimum of 3 years related utility experience
Senior Engineer: Minimum of 9 years related utility experience
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: *Higher compensation may be available for applicants with significant utility experience*
Internal Number: 523
About Arizona G&T Cooperatives
We are Member-owned, not-for-profit electric generation and transmission (G&T) cooperatives. Working together, our employees fulfill the joint mission of providing reliable, affordable power to electric coops across the Southwest.
Arizona G&T Cooperatives provide power to more than 160,000 electric meters and 400,000 people in Arizona, California and New Mexico through six Class A Member distribution cooperatives. One of 63 G&T electric coops in the nation, we own and operate Apache Generating Station near Cochise, east of Benson. The plant has a combined gross generating capacity of 605 megawatts. We also purchase power to meet member energy needs during peak summer energy use.
Our transmission system operates and maintains more than 622 miles of electric power transmission line and 27 substations reaching out from our Apache Generating Station, across Arizona to the northwestern corner of the state. We also operate more than 30 telecommunications towers used for phone and data relay services by our member cooperatives and customers.