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American Electric Power Resource Planning Analyst (Principal - Staff) REMOTE in Columbus, Ohio

37212BR

Title:

Resource Planning Analyst (Principal - Staff) REMOTE

Job Description:

Based on education, experience and interview, this opportunity will be filled commensurate at either title in the Resource Planning Analyst job family:

Resource Planning Analyst Staff (grade 9)

Resource Planning Analyst Principal (grade 8) = bachelor's degree + nine (9) years of experience

This position is considered an expert in this area within the organization and will initiate, direct and complete power generation resource planning activities including the preparation of inputs to, and the analysis of outputs from, detailed production cost and resource optimization models and associated analyses for existing and new generation resources, energy efficiency alternatives, fuel and purchased power projections used in Integrated Resource Planning filings, corporate budgeting & strategy discussions, fuel factor filings, and other regulatory filings.

Manage the preparation of Integrated Resource Plans by obtaining plan content from contributors outside of the Resource Planning organization and developing plan content. Evaluate power supply alternatives and present findings to higher levels of management. Design and perform other modeling related studies and analyses. Prepare testimony and serve as a Company witness in regulatory proceedings.

Participate in meetings with outside stakeholders when required by state specific rules in developing operating company resource plans. This position works independently, receives guidance in only the most complex situations and acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.

  1. Develop testimony and serve as a witness, as assigned, for regulatory proceedings.

  2. Initiate and direct complex generation resource planning studies and analyses.

  3. Complete power generation resource optimization and production cost modeling simulation studies for budgeting, regulatory and other purposes.

  4. Possess an expert knowledge of modeling resources and techniques to be used in completing resource planning analyses and to implement process improvements.

  5. Possess an expert knowledge of Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) rules, policies and procedures and ensure modeling efforts incorporate and reflect those requirements.

  6. Possess an expert knowledge of various generation supply and demand side alternatives utilized in resource planning analyses, including modeling energy efficiency, demand response, and intermittent resources (renewables) for production costing and resource planning purposes.

  7. Develop, prepare, guide and approve reports and analyses in support of regulatory reporting requirements, including Integrated Resource Plans and interrogatory responses.

  8. Collaborate with Resource Planning key stakeholders, including state regulatory staff personnel, to address Integrated Resource Planning issues or concerns.

  9. Formulate and communicate Operating Company capacity/load/reserve (CDR) schedules and collaborate with key data providers to improve the CDR process and maintain the database used as input to the CDR.

  10. Communicate complex resource planning concepts, data and analyses to internal and external stakeholder groups as a part of the resource plan development process.

  11. Participate as an AEP resource planning expert in RTO or reliability council working groups or tasks forces.

  12. Develop methodologies for measuring or analyzing portfolio related risks (stochastics) and be able to apply and document risk analyses for resource planning purposes.

  13. Develop procedures and nonstandard reports using the outputs of such models to meet specific company needs.

  14. Develop professional working relationships with Operating Company staffs and AEPSC departments that are interacted with on a regular basis including Regulatory Services, Commercial Operations; Fuel, Emissions & Logistics; Engineering; Financial Forecasting; Finance; Environmental Services; and Strategic Policy Analysis.

  15. Develop a working relationship with software technical support personnel to resolve modeling issues and make recommendations to enhance modeling performance.

  16. Research and manage industry issues/developments that may impact resource planning or production costing studies and analyses.

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Auto req ID:

37212BR

Relocation:

No

Location:

Columbus, OH

Job Type:

Full-Time

Job Category:

Energy/Utilities

Annual Salary To (Mid):

141032.50

Minimum Requirements:

Resource Planning Analyst Prin. (grade 08)

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in an analytical field such as engineering, mathematics, computer science, or business (e.g. accounting, finance, economics), OR

  • Bachelor's degree in a non-analytical field with two years of analytical experience.

Experience:

  • Three years as a Resource Planning Analyst Sr OR nine (9) years of related resource planning experience (in addition to the experience identified above),

  • Specifically in generating plant operations or construction, renewable energy, energy efficiency, commercial operations, RTO operations, or transmission engineering/operations.

  • An advanced degree in an analytical field such as engineering, mathematics, computer science, or business (e.g. accounting, finance, economics) will be considered to be 2 years of relevant experience.

Resource Planning Analyst Staff (grade 09)

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in an analytical field such as engineering, mathematics, computer science, or business (e.g. accounting, finance, economics), OR

  • Bachelor's degree in a non-analytical field with two years of analytical experience.

Experience:

  • Three years as a Resource Planning Analyst Prin OR twelve years of related resource planning experience (in addition to the experience identified above),

  • Specifically in generating plant operations or construction, renewable energy, energy efficiency, commercial operations, RTO operations, or transmission engineering/operations.

  • An advanced degree in an analytical field such as engineering, mathematics, computer science, or business (e.g. accounting, finance, economics) will be considered to be 2 years of relevant experience.

Additional Requirements:

  1. Ability to work occasional overtime (weekend/evenings) and/or work remotely

  2. Occasional overnight travel may be required.

  3. Ability to serve as a witness in regulatory proceedings (may require travel for multiple days).

  4. This position is extremely data and modeling intensive.

  5. Proficient in Microsoft Office product suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), familiarity with Access and SAS also preferred.

  6. Master's degree preferred.

  7. Professional certification or license strongly preferred (e.g., PE, CMA, CFA)

  8. Position is extremely data and modeling intensive. Experience modeling energy resources by utilizing tools such as PLEXOS, Promod and Aurora strongly preferred.

Annual Salary From (Min):

92377.00

Work Designation:

Remote

Geographic Proximity:

preferably in AEP's service territory in these states: OH, WV, VA, KY, TN, IN, MI, OK, TX, LA, AR. Other states and locales/municipalities may be considered related to payroll, tax and benefits.

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