This posting will remain open until the position is filled. We encourage you to apply early as we will review and consider candidates as they are received.
Ensures the stable and reliable operation of the Bulk Electric system through timely and appropriate real-time actions during normal and emergency conditions. To maintain EKPC system reliability to ensure the continuity of service to the Member Cooperatives. To coordinate the dispatch of EKPC Generation resources as directed by PJM and utilize Power Market resources, to provide reliable, low cost energy to the Member Cooperatives.
Monitors system conditions for abnormal operating conditions and takes necessary actions to resolve.
Takes any emergency actions required including: initiation of interruptible load interruptions, voltage reduction, industry appeal, media appeal, rolling blackouts and load reductions, necessary to maintain a stable and reliable system.
Directs and coordinates Generation resources to meet PJM control area load requirements.
Directs and coordinates the actions of power plant personnel during times of system capacity and/or energy emergencies and during times of normal unit operation.
Ensures the dispatch of EKPC Generation resources in order to maximize system reliability and economics.
Directs and coordinates the dispatch of EKPC Generation resources in order to meet unit output requirements for the environmental compliance group.
Informs the PJM Security Coordinator of plant outages and any system conditions that can affect system reliability.
Ensures that EKPC Generation Assets perform in accordance with NERC, SERC, PJM and EKPC guidelines.
Directs and coordinates plant voltage schedules to meet system conditions.
Notifies and works in conjunction with the Security Coordinator to alleviate any abnormal system conditions (Transmission Loading Review).
Informs on-call scheduler when determining the need and arranging for delivery of gas for CT's.
Maintains awareness of policies and procedures contained within the Power Supply Generation Document and applicable EKPC operating policies.
Coordinates power plant routine maintenance with PJM as system conditions permit.
Maintains a real-time Generation Dispatch Log, which documents Generator Availability, abnormal system or plant operating conditions, and Power Market Data.
Remains aware of market prices for wholesale energy Informs Power Marketing Personnel of excess power for sale including associated pricing.
Maintains awareness of NERC, SERC, PJM and other operating policies and procedures and adheres to FERC Code of Conduct and other confidentiality agreements.
Participates in training provided through in-house programs and outside vendors to meet the CEH requirement for NERC& PJM Certification and to ensure compliance with all applicable training standards
Provides guidance and relief for system operators when system and staffing conditions require.
Accepts and volunteers for assignment to meet team and process goals.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent plus related education or technical training required. Associate’s degree in Power Systems, Electrical Technology, or other related technical field preferred.
Experience: Five (5) years of related experience required.
Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of transmission system operations preferred.
Must understand operating risks and be able to recognize abnormal operating conditions.
Must have a working knowledge of algebra, geometry, and the basic principles of electrical and mechanical theory, AC and DC currents, and the fundamentals of power flow.
Must maintain certification with NERC and PJM System Operator Certification Programs.
Basic knowledge of power plant operations, both fossil fuel and hydro, is preferred.
Knowledge of system control concepts, dispatching techniques, and area control error helpful.
An understanding of AGC, unit governor relationship, and economic operation concepts helpful.
Detailed knowledge of PJM Operating Procedures and the interconnection agreements with other utilities helpful.
Power accounting experience helpful.
Must have an effective working knowledge of the application of personal computers.
Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills
Contributing to Team Success
Conditions of Employment
Must work a 12-hour rotating shift. Subject to 24-hour call in.
This position requires regular lifting up to 20 lbs. and working at heights.
Internal Number: 4653
About East Kentucky Power Cooperative
East Kentucky Power Cooperative is an electric generation and transmission company headquartered in Winchester KY, just 15 minutes east of Lexington. We also have facilities across the state of Kentucky that generate electric power and service centers for local power lines and substations support.
EKPC offers a wage and benefits package that ranks among the best in the state. EKPC provides a 401(k) retirement plan; a medical and dental plan; competitive vacation package; and a professional work
EKPC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veteran