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AES System Energy Coordinator - Generation in Indianapolis, Indiana

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POSITION: System Energy Coordinator

GROUP: Commercial Operations

LOCATION: Electric Building

POSITION SCOPE:

The System Energy Coordinator position is staffed for around the clock operation providing the continual collaborate with the AES Indiana power plants, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) market, and the natural gas markets.  This position is responsible for supporting the reliable and economic supply of bulk electric energy to the MISO market by coordination of the Company’s electric supply resources including owned generating assets and purchased power resources.  Secondly, the position is responsible for coordinating bulk electric energy from the MISO market to supply the aggregate retail customer requirements of the Company and leading its demand-side resources. 

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Continual Interface between AES Indiana power plants and the MISO market to ensure efficient and effective communication.

  • Near-term Load / Market Price Forecasts

  • Unit Dispatch / Unit Commitment Coordination as it pertains to the safe and reliable operation of AES Indiana’s resources.

  • Lead Real-Time operations of AES Indiana’s generation portfolio based upon economic conditions

  • Nomination of Natural Gas to ensure that AES Indiana’s resources are available to provide reliable power to the Bulk Electric System

  • Natural Gas Imbalance and flow Management in accordance with pipeline requirements and AES Indiana’s contractual parameters.  

  • Fuel and Purchased Power Cost Allocation, documentation of all operations

  • Preparing daily Load Projections and offers for AES Indiana’s resources

  • Adhering to NERC Reliability Standards in accordance with MISO directives for reliable power delivery.

  • Improving the profitable utilization of AES Indiana’s electric resources through direct communication with those specific resources.

  • Maintenance of System Energy Coordination Standard Operating Procedures

  • Participating in the continual maintenance of the System Energy Coordination Training Program.

  • Participating in all required training and certification maintenance in accordance with AES Indiana System Energy Coordination plans and procedures.

  • Coordinating all aspects of startup or shutdown of AES Indiana’s resources as it pertains to instructions from MISO and in accordance with System Energy Coordination plans and procedures.  

  • Responding appropriately to all other Bulk Electric System conditions in which AES Indiana’s participation is needed. 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years of recent verifiable experience in one or more of the following areas:  Power Plant Operations, Production/System Planning or Engineering, Electric System Operation, Power Scheduling, and/or Production or Financial Analysis.

  • Must pass Edison Electric Institute (EEI) – System Operator/Power Dispatching (SO/PD) Test.

  • Must be willing to work shift work (to include mornings, afternoons, nights, weekends and holidays).

  • Strong computer proficiency, MS Office applications, and comfort handling multiple systems simultaneously.

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Associates, technical or higher degree preferred.

  • Experience and/or understanding of the MISO market and Locational Market Pricing (LMP) preferred

  • Experience handling natural gas transportation.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, proficient in the English language.

  • Able to provide critical feedback in a constructive manner.

  • Must be able to quickly adapt to changing business needs.

  • Must be results oriented, self-motivated, and able to make decision with a minimum of direct supervision.

  • NERC Certification

AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to building strength and delivering long-term sustainability through diversity and inclusion. Respecting all backgrounds, differences and perspectives enables us to improve the lives of our people, customers, suppliers, contractors, and the communities in which we live and work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Safety comes first at AES. To protect the health and safety of our people, customers, communities and partners, and to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, AES requires all newly-hired people or current AES people applying for U.S.-based role(s), to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be willing to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their date of hire. Except where prohibited by law or not specifically covered in a collective bargaining agreement, new hires and transfers will be required to provide proof of vaccination during onboarding and periodically thereafter. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, as applicable.

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