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Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas Power Market Operator I - III in Little Rock, Arkansas

Salary Range

$67,800 - $116,500 a year


Power Market Operator I - III

Little Rock, AR, USA

Planning & Market Operations

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) is an organization with a rich history and a bright future.As a leader in the energy industry we look to our employees to help us grow, change, and provide power to over 500,000 members of our 17 electric distribution cooperatives.

A Power Market Operatormanages company’s generation portfolio in two Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs), in Real Time, in an economic manner while meeting applicable compliance standards.


  • Manage operation of AECC assets in two Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) in a real time and short-term horizon.

  • Monitors demand in RTO markets in real time and take action to enhance organizations economic performance.

  • Determine fuel requirements for AECC scheduled generation in RTOs and communicate desire to AECC Fuels department.

  • Develop AECC Day Ahead market positions using load and price forecasting tools.

  • Submit electronic tags of physical schedules on Bulk Electric System and ensure accuracy of all schedules impacting AECC.

  • Procure short term transmission over Open Access Same-time Information System to meet AECC requirements.

  • Develop and submit seven-day load forecasts to meet NERC requirements.

  • Follow directives and operating instructions from Reliability Coordinators, Transmission Operators, and Local Balancing Authorities; to maintain compliance with regulatory standards.

  • Maintain high degree of situational awareness to enable response to rapidly changing system conditions.

  • Monitor commercial customers and employ use of reliability and economic interruption when required.

  • The ability to handle stress and work well with others are essential functions of this position.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be able to obtain CIP clearance access.

  • EEI Position Testing will be conducted as part of the selection process.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Ability to work rotating shift work, including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Minimum Experience Required

  • Power Market Operator I: Minimum 2 years’ experience required

  • Power Market Operator II: Minimum 4 years’ experience required and NERC Operator Certification

  • Power Market Operator III: Minimum 6 years’ experience required and NERC Operator Certification

Preferred Qualifications

  • NERC Operator Certification


  • 2 Retirement Plan Options

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • 9 Paid holidays

  • Educational assistance

  • Paid time off accruals

  • Short-term disability

  • Long-term disability

  • Free & confidential Employee Assistance Program


Should you elect to apply for this position, AECC/AECI will review your qualifications. If after reviewing the qualifications and experience of all applicants, your skills and credentials meet our needs, someone from our organization may contact you. Please be advised that the time required to complete the applicant review process typically takes between 30 and 90 days, but could extend beyond that. Once the position has been filled, all applicants will be notified via email.

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation and Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. are Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other protected category.

Job ID 2021-2261