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Real-Time Power Trader


Discover a POWERful career at Associated Electric!  Our organization offers challenging and rewarding work with career development and internal mobility opportunities - all within a family friendly and community centric culture.   Our purpose is simple - to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy for our member-owners. At Associated Electric, one of the largest electric cooperatives in the nation, opportunities to gain valuable experience and contribute new ideas in an ever-changing industry are endless.

If you are a motivated and experienced Real-Time Power Trader looking for a challenging role in a forward-thinking organization, then join us in shaping the future of sustainable energy solutions! As a Real-Time Power Trader at Associated Electric, you will play a pivotal role by optimizing a diverse fleet of generation assets and ensuring reliable energy service for our Member Owners.  This role will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to capitalize on market opportunities, manage energy positions, and contribute to the overall success of our power portfolio!

What You’ll Be doing:

  • Optimize generation resources to maximize economic value while maintaining system reliability
  • Capture real-time arbitrage opportunities and manage day-ahead and real-time transactions
  • Negotiate wholesale purchases and sales in the hourly markets
  • Develop accurate load forecasts for short-term trading activities
  • Purchase transmission for hourly power transactions
  • Tag power transactions and monitor transmission congestion
  • Work closely with System Operators to ensure reliability and compliance with regulatory standards
  • Communicate real-time market information to manager as well as cash and term traders
  • Ensure accurate and timely entry of transactions into Energy Trading and Risk Management (ETRM) software
  • Develop professional relationships with power marketers and traders
  • Provide generation and transmission schedules to ISO’s, control areas, and transmission providers

What You’ll Need: 

  • Possess a technical degree (i.e. engineering, economics, finance, etc.), or have 5+ years of prior experience in the utility industry with the proven ability to effectively make quantitative and economic decisions quickly.
  • Demonstrate strong attention to detail and be able to effectively manage multiple tasks with precision and speed.
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills to conduct transactions via telephone, instant messaging and email.
  • Demonstrate very strong interpersonal skills. This position requires the ability to work independently as well as within a team atmosphere.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word are required. Microsoft Power Point knowledge is desirable.

As an employer of choice and a certified Great Place to Work, Associated provides employees competitive compensation, 401k with an employer match, health, paid leave for family planning (including adoption), paid disability leave and other benefits.  We support employees in their journey to physical, financial, emotional, and social well-being and we encourage employees to enjoy time away with Paid Time Off, paid holidays and volunteerism in community events.  Associated’s culture includes workforce flexibility options with opportunities for personal and professional growth including tuition reimbursement and development planning resources.  Come join a team where your talents are appreciated, your voice is heard, and your work has an impact!

To learn more and apply for a position, please visit You will be able to upload additional applicant documents (i.e. resume, cover letter). AECI is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment. Please contact us if you require assistance in filling out an application. Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to an appointment.

External Job Posting: 3/19/24

An equal opportunity employer and provider/disability/veteran.


Job Type : Full-Time
Education Level : Not Applicable
Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level
Job Function : Sales, Marketing, General
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