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Energy Resource Trader-(hybrid)

Location: Hammond, IN, United States
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Req ID: R00934910

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Energy Resource Trader

  • We are looking to hire someone to work a hybrid schedule (2 days/week in office)
  • 9 hour, early morning shifts (5am)
  • 40 hour/week average work weeks, including weekends and holidays

Job Summary

The Energy Resource Trader (ERT) is responsible for ensuring NIPSCO’s electric system is planned to operate in such a way that is economically maximized while adhering to NERC, RF, MISO and other applicable policies and standards. The ERT leads a daily conference call consisting of representatives from the following areas:  Power Plants, Hydro Plants, Fuel Supply, Environmental, Real Time Asset Optimization and Resource Planning.  The ERT manages the natural gas needs for NIPSCO’s generation fleet.  Additionally, the ERT markets the environmental attributes associated with NIPSCO’s renewable resources.  The ERT function is a 365-day position with weekend and holiday coverage mandatory.

  • Direct daily generation conference calls and implement coordinated unit commitment and dispatch plans with NIPSCO’s generating stations.
  • Forecast the hourly electric load for NIPSCO’s industrial, commercial and residential customer classes.
  • Forecast the hourly production for NIPSCO’s Solar PV and Wind generation facilities.
  • Formulate and submit NIPSCO’s Day Ahead generation offer and load bid portfolio to MISO.
  • Formulate and manage the day-to-day natural gas needs for NIPSCO’s combustion turbines, combined-cycle generation units, and coal fired generation units.
  • Acquire Transmission Service Requests (TSR) and Network Integrated Transmission Service (NITS).
  • Perform Wind/Solar Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) trades.  Coordinate Green-e Energy Verification Audit for NIPSCO Green Power Rider.
  • Acquire or sell environmental attributes such as:  CSAPR Group 3 Allowances, Verified Carbon Offsets (VCO) and Renewable Natural Gas (RNG).
  • Oversee NIPSCO’s strategy related to Auction Revenue Rights (ARR) and Financial Transmission Rights (FTR).
  • Coordinate departmental responses to IURC, OUCC and NERC for reporting requirements and data requests.
  • Obtain qualification for NIPSCO’s Generation Dispatch function.

Required Qualifications for Position

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or equivalent work or military experience.
  • Strong analytical skills including the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Ability and knowledge to understand and utilize various computer-based software programs.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and be able to work in a team-orientated work environment.
  • Ability to successfully obtain NERC Certification within 1 year.
  • This position requires passing a drug test and federal criminal background and identity check.
  • Willingness to work weekends and holidays.

Preferred Additional Qualifications for Position

  • Knowledge of power markets, Independent System Operators (ISO), Regional Transmission Organizations (RTO), generating station operations, rates and tariffs.
  • Generation dispatching experience.
  • Current NERC RC Certification.
  • Familiarity with Renewable Energy Certificates, Verified Carbon Offsets and Renewable Natural Gas attributes.

Inclusion and Diversity

  • Value inclusion within your day-to-day responsibilities by respecting others' perspectives / convictions, engaging others' opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.
  • Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.
  • Treat others with respect and consideration.  Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Inclusion & Diversity 
Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities. 

Safety Statement
Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program.  Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries.  Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers.  Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

Salary Range:

$107,000.00 - $160,500.00

Posting Start Date:

2024-04-08

Posting End Date (if applicable):

2024-04-22
Please note that the job posting will close on the day before the posting end date.
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