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Develops and conducts computer modeling studies for short-term planning of bulk transmission and interconnected systems; coordinates outage scheduling; provides technical support to Control Center personnel; and participates in various NERC, SERC, and MISO activities or committees.
Essential Job Functions
Provides and updates modeling data for the Cooperative Energy transmission system as required by neighboring utilities and the Reliability Coordinator.
Develops short-term operational studies in coordination with neighboring utilities to evaluate interconnection operations, transfers, and contingencies.
Develops short-term generation studies to help System Operations.
Coordinates transmission outages with neighboring utilities and the Reliability Coordinator.
Supports weekly transmission outage scheduling with Cooperative Energy, the Reliability Coordinator, Power Delivery and Production personnel to accommodate construction and maintenance activities.
Performs daily and weekly transmission outage studies to identify any system constraints, and develops plans to mitigate constraints.
Develops system studies in support of System Operations and provides support to Control Center personnel, as needed.
Develops and provides training to System Operations related to seasonal studies and analysis tools.
Coordinates with Control Systems personnel for control system database updates, including alarm limits, system onelines, etc.
Recommends, develops, implements, maintains, and documents automated computer programs, and other advanced analysis methods, to allow for comprehensive monitoring of operational performance of the transmission system and detection of transmission system problems.
Prepares government-required reports and industry surveys related to system planning.
Participates as required in various NERC, SERC, and MISO activities or committees.
Creates, updates, and maintains Cooperative Energy's network and commercial models for MISO quarterly model updates.
Generates and maintains data as required for other engineering-related studies.
Remains familiar with interconnection/interchange agreements and contracts between Cooperative Energy and other utilities, and knowledgeable of the influence of the agreements upon system operations and planning.
Develop Operating Procedures to mitigate planning criteria or operating limit violations.
Develops, reviews, and updates various Operations Planning procedures, as needed.
Reviews and updates the System Restoration Plan, and provides training to System Operations.
Maintains and updates state estimator and real-time contingency analysis tools for System Operations.
Provides on-call service to support System Operations as needed.
Assists as needed with the collection and calculation of data inputs for load flow models.
Bachelor's Degree Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited program
Certifications and Licensures:
PE License Preferred
Successfully pass a security sensitive background screening. Required
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:
Comprehensive knowledge of the overall electrical system and its operations.
Familiarity with transmission reliability analysis, including load flow, Control Systems network applications, and stability.
Demonstrated proficiency in load-flow simulation software.
Practical knowledge of PC hardware and software, general computer programming aptitude and the use of industry standard office tools, especially Word, Access and Excel.
Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
Ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks with minimal supervision as well as within a team environment.
Demonstrated ability to effectively work with others in a team environment as well as independently with minimal supervision.
Cooperative Energy is an equal opportunity employer. It is Cooperative Energy's policy to provide equal opportunity to all qualified persons, regardless of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, veteran status or disability
About Cooperative Energy
Cooperative Energy serves as the only not-for-profit wholesale electric power
provider headquartered in Mississippi. In this role, Cooperative Energy generates and transmits electricity for 11 Member distribution systems located in the southern and western portions of the state. Cooperative Energy and its 11 Member cooperatives provide power to more than 432,000 homes and business across the state.
• Cooperative Energy employs more than 450 people across the state of Mississippi.
• Cooperative Energy has a combined generating capacity of 1,889* MW,
representing a diverse generating mix of natural gas, coal, nuclear, hydro and solar.
• Cooperative Energy maintains an expansive network of transmission assets
including 1,800 miles of high-voltage transmission lines and 260 total delivery points.
*Does not include units being repowered.
Cooperative Energy’s Mission is to deliver to our Members reliable and affordable energy in a safe and environmentally-responsible manner. Inherent in this commitment is a set of core Values, which guide our everyday activities:
• Member Focus
• Transparency and Responsiveness
• Fiscal, Regulatory and... Environmental Compliance
• Safety and Reliability
• Serve as a Trusted and Value-Adding Resource for Member-owners
Competitive Strengths include:
• An Experienced, Skilled Workforce
• A Long-Term Contractual Relationship with Member Systems
• Financial Health, including that of Members
• Long-range Planning for Cost-Effective Generation Resources
• Fuel Diversity in Generation Resources
Cooperative Energy Electric Governance
Cooperative Energy is owned by its 11 Member cooperatives, who govern and set
policy through a 22-member board of directors. The board is composed of two
voting delegates for each Member cooperative.