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AMP Public Power Partners Power Dispatcher I in Columbus, Ohio

AMERICAN MUNICIPAL POWER, INC.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Power Dispatcher I

Reports To: Assistant Vice President Energy Marketing

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Basic Functions: To monitor power supply resources to optimally meet load obligations.

Essential Functions:

  1. Make hourly purchasing and selling decisions for the use of available generating resources and power supply resources to optimally (i.e., considering economics and reliability) meet load obligations and reduce member cost.

  2. Use the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system to monitor member loads, monitor connectivity (i.e., delivery point open/close status) and monitor capacity/energy/transmission schedules to ensure reliable delivery to members and other load obligations.

  3. Implement and schedule power supply arrangements (i.e., buy/sell transactions of resources) that he/she arranged. The implementation shall be accomplished by entry into the appropriate scheduling application and verification with SCADA.

  4. Effectively tag, utilizing then current NERC protocol, power supply arrangements that he/she arranged. Also, as directed, will periodically tag other’s power supply arrangements.

  5. Create member load forecasts and make adjustments as necessary to more correctly reflect the anticipated load amount and profile. Work to improve forecast methods and accuracy.

  6. Use the SCADA system or other means to coordinate the start/stop operations of distributed generation resources, AMP generation resources, and AMP dispatched member generation resources as required based on load obligations and economic conditions.

  7. Communicate with members and other AMP staff to obtain generator status.

  8. Respond to RTO directives.

  9. Coordinate load management/demand side manage responsibilities with members.

  10. Monitor results of dispatch operations and suggest/implement improvement opportunities.

  11. Perform other duties as assigned by supervision.

Knowledge, Skills, & Qualifications:

  1. Require at least a two-year accredited associate’s degree in Engineering, Business or a related Business degree or equivalent work experience. Prefer a four-year accredited bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business or a related Business degree or equivalent work experience.

  2. Must learn power supply operations, economic dispatch of generation resources, transmission use, SCADA, FERC 888/889, FERC 2000, NERC tagging, and applicable NERC reliability standards.

  3. Must successfully complete FERC Standards of Conduct compliance training within 30 days of employment.

  4. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.

  5. Must be proficient with computer applications such as Microsoft Excel & Word.

  6. Must become PJM Generation Operation Certified within six (6) months of employment. NERC Operator certification is a strong plus.

  7. Must be able to work in a team environment and periodically work under high stress conditions.

  8. Must be willing to work rotating shifts.

  9. Must successfully complete FERC Standards of Conduct compliance training within 30 days of employment.

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