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NMPP Energy Load Forecast & Planning Specialist in Lincoln, Nebraska

Load Forecast & Planning Specialist

Department: Electric Operations

Location: Lincoln, NE


NMPP Energy, located in Lincoln, Nebraska is seeking a Load Forecast & Planning Specialist to join our team. Use your skills, experience and talents to develop load forecasting models, variance reports, capacity data, and overall capacity management plans.

Industry experience is not required: If you are a statistics guru, math whiz, a team player, and have the curiosity to learn an industry that impacts everyone-s day-to-day lives, this position may be for you!

The Load Forecast & Planning Specialist supports the mission of NMPP Energy by:

  • Evaluating historical and projected weather, population, and other data points and coordinating with others in order to develop winter and summer forecast plans.

  • Evaluating actual loads, weather, and other data points and establishing and evaluating ongoing feedback to refine load forecasting and market position planning.

  • Conducting pricing analysis of Municipal Energy of Nebraska-s (MEAN) loads and resources by extracting data from various MEAN systems and developing pricing forecast models; reporting pricing recommendations to management.

  • Assisting in analysis of power resource reserve margins and fuel diversity and making recommendations for long-term power resource planning; collaborating with resource portfolio team to research and evaluate capacity position and preparing related reports.

  • Assisting in developing MEAN-s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP); manipulating data for required IRP formats; conducting various IRP scenario analysis; developing forecast models to form IRP plans for any communities contracting for this service.

  • Assisting in developing an overall capacity plan that meets the needs of projected loads; coordinating with Finance in order to optimize budget planning.

  • Reviewing resource purchase proposals and Request For Proposals for new or modified loads and evaluating financial and other impacts on capacity and energy planning.

  • Developing forecast models for Distributed Energy Resources, Demand Side Management, and Electrification for member towns; integrating those results with load forecasts to meet the compliance requirement.

  • Conducting annual load survey for member communities and seeking input regarding potential load changes in order to develop individual load forecasts for members.

  • Coordinating with internal staff and external customers to maintain database and filing requirements; documenting changes as they occur.

  • Identifying and following applicable Working Groups, Committees, and Task Forces for load forecasting; attending applicable conferences, teleconferences and meetings to provide management an overview and feedback on topics discussed; collaborating with others on Staff to evaluate impacts to MEAN.

Skills & Qualifications You Need

  • Bachelor's degree in statistics, mathematics or engineering from a four-year college or university and 1-3 years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Knowledge of statistical analysis software that includes SAS and R

  • Proven ability to gather, analyze, and interpret large data sets.

  • Demonstrated ability to create complex spreadsheets and use computerized planning tools

  • Working knowledge of database use, including Access

  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time

We Offer

  • An opportunity to join a highly engaged organization with a strong sense of purpose and a focus on providing exceptional service to our member communities.

  • Competitive Salary! Starting range: $90,167 - $112,708.

  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance as well as generous company contributions to your Health Savings Account - We want you and your family to be healthy!

  • 401(k). You put in 6 percent, we will put in 9 percent. Yes, 9! We want to invest in you and your future.

  • Generous PTO and 10 paid holidays.

  • Flexible and hybrid remote work options allowing you to work onsite and from home.

  • Dress for your day, casual work attire.

  • Paid parental leave and short-term disability - because we know family always comes first!

  • An opportunity to never stop learning. Enjoy assistance for tuition, books and other fees.

  • The option to stay caffeinated - coffee from The Mill is brewing all day long!

About Us

Our Members are our passion! NMPP Energy is a non-profit coalition of more than 130 municipally-owned utility systems in the Central and Mountain states. We provide wholesale electricity, wholesale and retail natural gas, and utility services to member municipalities, most of which are small, rural communities. The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) is one of four organizations that make up the NMPP Energy Coalition. MEAN is a not-for-profit organization that provides wholesale electricity supply and services to 69 participating communities in four states.