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Energy Resources Analyst and Senior Energy Resources Analyst

Full Time • Posted March 13

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Company Description

About Alameda Municipal Power
In 1887, the City of Alameda paid $20,000 for the installations of 13 streetlights and a 90-kW generating station to power them.  And with that, the oldest public electric utility west of the Mississippi was created.
 
Today, the City of Alameda is still in the power business and still a trendsetter.  Now known as Alameda Municipal Power (AMP), we have survived over a century and a quarter of utility mergers that created behemoths in other places.
 
AMP has provided safe reliable power at lower rates without sacrificing service to power our community.  We maintain local control so that we can re-invest in the island and provide value to enrich our lives, businesses, and the community.  
 
We've seen a lot of change in 130 years, but through it all there's been one constant:  We're as committed today to delivering safe and reliable electricity to the residents and businesses of Alameda as we were in 1887.  We'll continue to invest in new and improved ways of doing business to manage costs, improve our service, and improve the environment.

Job Description

The Energy Resources Planning division has a key role to play in helping Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) provide reliable power, using resources that are cost-competitive and green, while maintaining stable rates.
 
As part of our team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to a wide array of projects. We are looking for a colleague with exceptional data analysis skills, attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and an interest in learning new skills to meet the ongoing needs of the highly dynamic energy sector.
 
Energy Resources Analysts may be assigned tasks in many areas, depending on AMP's needs and your skills and interests. Here are some examples of typical job duties:

Forecasting and Planning

  • Develop long term demand forecasts, power cost budgets, revenue requirement forecasts to prepare AMP's long term budget
  • Develop AMP's long term Integrated Resource Plan; identify supply portfolios to meet long term demand while complying with all regulations under dynamically changing policy landscape

Resource Management

  • Develop cost-benefit analyses to guide power procurement decisions
  • Develop short term strategies to buy/sell energy and related products
  • Evaluate opportunities for local generation; evaluate role of new technologies as part of AMP's supply portfolio

Rate Design and Analysis

  • Design rates for different types of customers using cost-of-service analysis
  • Design new/modify existing rate schedules to allow for Time-of-Use (TOU) rates, power factor penalties, demand charges

Policy and Compliance

  • Maintain Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) compliance documentation
  • Maintain Air Resources Board emissions filings and documentation

Qualifications

Education:
Both the Energy Resources Analyst and Senior Energy Resources Analyst require a bachelor's degree with major coursework in mathematics, engineering, computer science, business administration, economics, law, or a related field.
 
Experience:
Energy Resources Analyst requires one year of full-time (or equivalent part time) experience working with spreadsheets and other analytical software applications.
 
Senior Energy Resources Analyst requires five-years of progressively responsible work with comprehensive utility resource planning, acquisition, and portfolio management.
 
We will also consider an equivalent combination of education and experience that meets the stated requirements in the job description.
 
Here are some additional qualifications we are seeking in our ideal candidate:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in analysis techniques, including the use of complex spreadsheets, decision analysis tools;
  • Ability to build and troubleshoot complex financial models;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the energy sector in California;
  • Ability to keep abreast of developments in resource planning processes, technologies and energy policy;
  • Ability to manage consultant contracts, utility resource planning projects, political liaison, public relations, inter-utility coordination, and quality control;
  • Ability to represent AMP on external agency task forces and working groups as assigned;
  • Ability to prepare written reports and deliver presentations summarizing the results of analysis and supporting recommendations

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