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Alliant Energy Forecast Analyst II in Madison, Wisconsin

Bring YOUR energy to Alliant Energy!

At Alliant Energy, our purpose is to serve customers and build stronger communities. We are passionate about powering beyond the market challenges of today, while powering what’s next in energy. When our employees say “I am energy,” it means they take pride in the work we do when disaster strikes, as well as all the days in between. We reward our highly hardworking and dedicated teams and give them the support they need to ensure their safety, wellness and financial security for themselves and their families.

If you enjoy challenges, have strong communication skills and are passionate about the work you do we invite you to consider Alliant Energy.

What sets us apart?

  • Alliant Energy offers a full compensation package. Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation, 401K, Employer Cash Contribution, Long and Short-Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance.

  • ​Year after year, Alliant Energy is recognized by major publications and foundations as a top employer and leader in the areas of equity and sustainability. This includes Newsweek’s list of Most Responsible Companies, Forbes list of Best Midsize Employers , a perfect Corporate Equality Index Score as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality and being named to the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index.

  • Our employees make a difference through their work and personal activities. In 2021, employees, retirees and our charitable foundation collectively contributed $11.5 million and volunteered over 75,000 hours.

Alliant Energy has a new opportunity for a Forecast Analyst II (Fuel Forecasting) to join us in Madison, WI or Cedar Rapids, IA! In this role, you will work on forecasting and analyzing utility fuel costs related to the company’s electricity generating units and buying and selling electricity in the MISO wholesale power market.

You will prepare a variety of economic and financial analysis and modeling and use and maintain niche generation dispatch and energy market models and systems. You will capture, clean and evaluate data for use in fuel forecasting and analysis and help develop and prepare rate review filing documents and business planning and support analyses. You will also work strategically with internal and external customers including utility regulators and model and system vendors to achieve business goals and address opportunities and challenges. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to collaborate with other work teams are a must.

This position currently offers a blend of working from home and in the Madison, WI or Cedar Rapids, IA office. The individual can reside in either Iowa or Wisconsin.

Job Responsibilities

  • Captures and cleans data used in modeling and developing, maintaining, and modifying statistically driven models to generate short, medium, and long-term forecasts or analysis for customers.

  • Participates in intermediate level analysis of data/trends including comparing forecast to actual results.

  • Communicates (verbally and written) forecasting-related concepts and results to our partners in a concise and simplified manner. Actively listens to alternative ideas and views.

  • Participates in business planning and support analysis including economic scenario analysis, performance benchmarking, opportunity and risk assessment and research projects with direction from a senior/lead.

  • Proactively works with customers to provide strategic consulting to help achieve business goals.

  • Develops and prepares testimony, exhibits, and responses to data requests to support rate reviews and regulatory proceedings.

  • Keeps informed of company rates and costs, business rules and policy changes as well as significant national and regional developments with energy and economic-related forecasting implications.

  • Seeks opportunities for different and innovative ways to address issues or problems. Optimally supports and adapts to change in the workplace.

Required Qualifications

  • 3 years technical and/or professional experience that includes:

  • Forecasting or economic analysis

  • Manipulating and maintaining large or diverse sets of data

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in economics, statistics, business, engineering, mathematics, or related area

  • Knowledge of the business and economic dynamics within the energy industry.

  • Knowledge of organized wholesale electricity markets (e.g., MISO, PJM)

  • Knowledge of common software used to support forecasting and analysis functions (e.g., Excel, Power BI)

  • Knowledge of energy industry modeling applications including production cost/generation dispatch models and utility resource planning systems


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Alliant Energy is committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

All candidates selected for employment with Alliant Energy will be required to successfully complete a drug screen and background check.


The above information on this description has been crafted to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not crafted to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Alliant Energy and subsidiaries is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. Applicants in need of a reasonable accommodation for any part of the hiring process, please email

It's an exciting time to join Alliant Energy! Our innovative thinking and fresh, sustainable approach to energy sets us apart. If you're looking for a place that values diverse backgrounds, offers flexible work options and wants to build better communities and a better tomorrow, consider a career with Alliant Energy.

At Alliant Energy, our employees make a difference by delivering an essential service for our customers and communities every day. We care about our employees. We want them to be safe, happy and healthy.

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