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Georgia Systems Operations Generation Coordinator I in Tucker, Georgia

Generation Coordinator I

Title: Generation Coordinator I

Employment Duration: Full time

Location: GSOC Headquarters: Tucker, GA

City: Tucker

State: GA


Summary: Independently manages, to best serve the members’ uniquely complex requirements, the real time operation of owned /contracted generation facilities in excess of 6500 MW along with purchases to meet the needs of the members as scheduled by multiple Purchase Selling Entities. Manages scheduling of external power flows into and out of the Georgia Transmission (GTC) part of the Georgia Integrated Transmission System. Manages near term OASIS tasks including posting of transfer capabilities, receiving and approving OASIS reservations in accordance with the GTC Tariff. Manages scheduling requirements of EMC Member Scheduling Agents in accordance with GSOC Member Scheduling Policies and Procedures. Meets requirements imposed by NERC standards and contracts, such as CPS 2 and Joint Contingency Reserves events. This includes responding to, or initiating, operating instructions to and from other bulk electric system operating entities. The Generation Coordinator I has the responsibility and the authority to take any required action up to and including shedding firm native load to preserve system or Interconnection reliability. Provides on-the-job direction and training to Generation Coordinators II. This position performs duties that can determine GSOC’s compliance with NERC reliability standards.

Job Duties:

  • Operates the Energy Control System to (a) detect and avert station overload, equipment damage, and voltage fluctuations (b) maintains and enhances system stability. Continuously monitors weather and system conditions and activates the Disaster Response Plan, when necessary. Performs contingency planning and initiates corrective actions, such as, independently initiating manual load shedding, operating breakers/switches, and load management.

  • Manages GTC’s ownership of the ITS interface to insure available capacity and interface entitlements are utilized to their fullest extent by contracted power marketers and third parties. Schedules and coordinates interchange transactions with other utilities, power marketers, control areas, and transmission providers. Monitors and operates GTC’s OASIS web site to wheel third party interchange transactions in order to produce maximum revenue and comply with FERC regulations.

  • Plans, analyzes, authorizes, and controls scheduled operation of system equipment to insure that system performance is assured, necessary maintenance is completed and inter-company resources are coordinated. Performs real-time data quality assurance and initiates corrective action to compensate for out of spec conditions in telecommunications and meteringand all other Generation Control Center applications.

  • Delivers oral and written presentations and reports that alert senior management to ongoing trends and activities that might impact the strategies and position of the company when responding to members and the public.

  • Maintains and enhances system stability and capability by monitoring and responding to load forecast errors, loss of generation, lack of VAR support, etc. by performing contingency planning and initiating corrective action.

  • Plans for customer energy needs, based on usage profiles, current and forecasted weather conditions and other available data, by preparing accurate short-term load forecasts in order to effectively schedule resources.

Required Qualifications:

Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent.

Experience: Four (4) years transmission operations or construction experience and two years control center related experience or four (4) years of related military experience, or four (4) years of plant operations.

Licenses, Certifications, and/or Registrations: Must posses or be able to obtain NERC System Operator Certification at the TO, BIT, or RC, RC level preferred. Must obtain and maintain Bulk Electric System Cyber Authorized Status as defined in GSOC's CIP Cyber Security Policy 301 and NERC Reliability Standard CIP 004. Must participate in company sponsored training to obtain required NERC Certification Continuing Education Hours.

Specialized Skills: Excel/MS Word experience required. Must have sound decision making ability under stressful conditions. Must be able to communicate effectively via both oral and written methods. Must be able to work effectively in a team environment. Basic knowledge of electrical theory (including Trigonometry). and above average logic, reasoning, and math skills.

Unusual hours required of this position: Work a rotating 12- and/or 8- hour shift which involves working weekends and holidays and PTO coverage at other operating positions.

Georgia System Operations Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, including veterans and disabled. We are a drug-free workplace. All applicants are subject to substance abuse testing.