The Energy Operations Coordinator is a member of the Energy Operations staff and provides support and oversight on a daily basis to monitor and identify actions of the Energy Operations group, ACES Power, Distribution Operator (DO), and NCEMC Generation plant staff that may have an impact on the reliability and operation of the Bulk Electric System (BES).
Academic and Trade Qualifications
A Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, science, or business is required; or five years combination of post-high school education in a related field and experience in the power industry or an energy operations environment. NERC System Operator license is ideal.
A minimum of three years of progressive power industry experience in engineering, transmission operations, generation dispatch, power marketing or other related field.
Develop and maintain a superior level of working knowledge and understanding of the complex NCEMC resource portfolio and coordinate with ACES Power with respect to dispatch, scheduling, and energy accounting of NCEMC assets and contracts
Coordinate with ACES Power to assist in the reliable operation, dispatch, and scheduling of all NCEMC resources including generation, power purchase contracts, sales obligations, independent member schedules and transmission positions
Develop and maintain working knowledge of OATT business practices of the various transmission suppliers and how these practices apply to NCEMC
Edge-of-Grid (EOG) Resource Integration
Develop and maintain a superior level of working knowledge of the NCEMC Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS)
Coordinate end-to-end testing of new EOG Resources in the portfolio
Compile, seek approval, and submit various operational, compliance, and reliability reports for RUS Form 12, EIA, SERC, NERC, PJM, DOE, VACAR and others as necessary
Develop and maintain a working knowledge of the Energy Operations; tools including the Energy Management system, forecasting products and services, IMRSS, WESS, CES PI and the Resource Wizard and Block Schedules spreadsheets
Coordinate with ACES and internal departments to investigate, suggest and help implement changes and improvements to Energy Operations tool.
Provide operational input for NERC compliance, resource planning, and forecasting purposes as requested.
Analyze, update, and develop processes, procedures and systems as directed for automation and integration of Energy Operations work into NCEMC Power Supply department
Assist in the Energy Operations and Power Supply annual work plan and budget preparation activities
Develop a working knowledge and assume maintenance of the Energy Operations Emergency Procedures documents, training, and SharePoint site
Support system reliability and restoration efforts during extreme weather events
Develop and maintain optimal working relationships and coordination between Energy Operations and Power Supply, Plant Staff, Business and Information Technology, and Accounting staff
Recommend and maintain professional and career development
Lead and coordinate projects as directed
Good working knowledge of the power industry including energy markets, generation dispatch, transmission operations, and applicable NERC compliance standards
Knowledge in the areas of distribution operations, SCADA, distributed generation, and metering
Experience in an operations-type role where procedures and standards are often utilized is a plus
Abilities and Skills
Must be proficient with the use of the Microsoft Office products. Proficiency with Excel macros and Visual Basic is a plus.
Must be able to effectively multi-task and quickly shift efforts when appropriate
Must have good logical and critical thinking skills and be able to analyze, optimize and coordinate all aspects of NCEMC generation, power purchase and transmission portfolios
Must be able to effectively communicate with others: via phone, email, video-conference, etc.
Relationships and Contacts
Reports to: Manager of Energy Operations and is accountable for results achieved
Directs: No direct reports
Internal Relationships: Shall maintain internal relationships necessary to achieve the purpose of the position and desired results
ACES Power --- Serve as one of the primary points-of-contact between NCEMC and ACES Power to monitor reliability, operational and scheduling issues
Member Systems --- Provide assistance as requested, and collect and compile required data for contracts and compliance records
Consultants --- Coordinate or direct work as necessary to fulfill duties and assigned tasks and projects
Develop a strong relationship with OATI and working knowledge of the DERMS
Provide training and support to our 24-hour Distribution Operator desk
Office environment with occasional travel to NCEMC cooperatives, NCEMC power plants, and industry related training and conferences. On occasion, 24/7 availability is necessary for additional coverage and support during system peak days, emergency situations and inclement weather periods.
North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives (http://ncemcs.com/about/ncemc.htm) is the brand for the family of organizations formed to support the state’s 26 local electric cooperatives, including: North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation, the power supplier to many of the electric cooperatives; North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives, the cooperatives’ trade association; and Tarheel Electric Membership Association, Inc. (TEMA), a central purchasing and materials-supply cooperative.
North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment.