This position will be a key part of a growing initiative that delivers energy products and services to the cooperative’s electric consumers.
Duties and Responsibilities
Develops new energy services, programs, and processes to support the economic and reliable operation of Yampa Valley Electric Association’s Power Supply Portfolio, using an energy system integration approach that addresses both demand-side member service initiatives and supply-side resource options, inclusive of new areas of research.
Lead or support the execution of projects of integrated distribution planning and distributed energy resource programs (solar PV, non-solar distributed generation, electric vehicles, battery storage, demand response, energy efficiency).
Develop and implement the beneficial electrification, energy efficiency, energy as a service and behind the meter applications.
Represent the interests of the Association on beneficial electrification, renewable & non-carbon energy, and energy efficiency related topics with members, at conferences, and other public forums.
Performs or assists in performing analytical studies and direct cost benefit studies for energy resource programs for cost effectiveness and prepares program descriptions outlining details of the program and the programs implementation.
Assists with development and execution of long-term and short-term strategies for power supply.
Supports management of Renewable Energy Credit portfolio, including researching REC markets & RPS rules and regulations.
Utilizes multiple software platforms to study and plan for increased distributed energy resources (DER) and associated changes to YVEA’s system loading and load profile.
Examines the effects of photovoltaics (PV), energy storage and electric vehicles (EVs) on the distribution grid and provides support to Energy Solutions, Operations and Engineering by contributing analysis to system issues.
Collects and interprets Advanced Metering infrastructure (AMI) data to further the understanding of the distribution system and its capabilities.
Assists in rate analysis and rate design to facilitate return on investment and drive engagement in new member programs.
Gives input for annual budgeting process for member programs.
Assists in the management, implementation and reporting for local, state and federal plans guiding energy efficiency, climate action, and beneficial electrification
Aides in the development of advertising and communication materials for energy management programs and other services to existing and/or prospective members.
Supports the execution of member events and programs as needed and assigned by energy solutions manager (e.g., annual meeting, member appreciation, etc.)
Supports member communications by contributing content and ideas pertaining to YVEA programs. This could include newsletter articles, brochures, publications, website content, social media, and digital artifacts.
Assists the Energy Solutions Department in gathering information and formulating recommendations to management regarding enhancements to strategy or services to best meet member and organization goals.
The foregoing position description is not all inclusive of the duties to which the employee may be assigned. Additional duties may be assigned as are deemed necessary or desirable by the Association.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability desired. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
BA in business, engineering or related field is required
Five years in electric utility industry. Experience in dealing with advanced energy resources is highly desired. Must be familiar with grid transformation principles. Certifications such as Home Energy Rating System (HERS), Building Performance Institute (BPI), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), or other comparable residential and commercial building performance certification is a plus.
Strong communication skills
Ability to handle complaints and inquiries with a high degree of professionalism
Strong ability to maintain, grow and enhance relationships with membership
Attention to detail and high degree of accuracy
Strong analytical skills coupled with the ability to problem solve, make decisions and be a team player.
Must have well developed administrative and communicative skills, ability to understand and/or interpret oral and written instruction. Demonstrate attention to detail and the ability to write correspondence using correct grammar, spelling and punctuation.
Must understand various computer programs, including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the CIS System. Must demonstrate the ability to accurately input and interpret data.
Working Conditions/Physical Activities
The office work is normally sedentary and may require exertion of up to forty-five pounds of force to move objects. During the normal course of work the employee is required to sit, walk, stand, talk and hear. The job requires repetitive motion with hands and fingers such as dialing and keyboarding, reaching and feeling. It will occasionally require the employee to climb, balance, stoop, kneel or crouch. Specific vision abilities require adequate corrected color vision to see “near” when viewing printed material, mail, computer, etc. Occasionally will need to have depth perception and field of vision. Travel is frequent within service territory. Attends training/conferences related to the position and the utility industry that may require overnight travel.
Yampa Valley Electric Association is a cooperative located in Northwest Colorado. We have two locations: one in Steamboat Springs and one in Craig. Today, the Association serves nearly 26,300 meters over 2,840 miles of line. The association's service territory extends east to the continental divide, south to almost I-70, north into Wyoming about 10 miles, and west to within 25 miles of the Utah border. The 7,000 square mile service territory includes the communities of Baggs and Savery, Wyoming; Craig, Hayden, Steamboat Springs, and Yampa, Colorado; and surrounds, but does not include the town of Oak Creek, Colorado. The Association is run by a Board of Directors. The member/owners elect nine individuals from the general membership to represent them as Board of Directors. Three Directors are elected each year on a rotating basis. Yampa Valley Electric owns no generation facilities. It purchases power from the Western Area Power Administration (a federal power marketing agency) and Xcel Energy. YVEA is located in beautiful Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Steamboat and the surrounding area is home to practically every type of outdoor recreation one can imagine depending on ...the season. You can plan to ski and snowboard, snowmobile, snowshoe, and take a few hunting trips in the cooler months. The warmer months brings the ability to road bike, mountain bike, fly-fish, hike, hunt, and camp all without traveling far from your door. It truly is a recreational paradise- and we get to live here!