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Manager, Wholesale Power Contracts

10/21/2019 Locations Berlin-CT

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JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY:

Role and Scope of Position: 

The Manager, Wholesale Power Contracts, procures and administers for CT long-term contracts for power from renewable energy providers and zero-carbon emission generators.  In addition, the manager is responsible for procuring power supply for CT customers who have not chosen a retail power supplier.  Responsible for the development of the processes associated with the procurement of these contracts and obtaining regulatory approval of these contracts.

Essential Functions:

●    Develops long-term contracts with renewable (or other) generators.  These tasks include:

  •      Collaborating with state agencies and regulators in developing the process for selection of projects to receive contracts.
  •      Developing complex RFPs and evaluating the bids received for the selection of projects to receive contracts.
  •      Negotiating and drafting complex power purchase agreements resulting from the RFP process.
  •      Testifying before regulatory bodies on the procurement process and/or approval of contracts.

●    Procures the power supply for CT customers of Eversource who have not selected a retail power-supplier.  These tasks include:

  •      Issuing RFPs and evaluating bids for the selection of wholesale supplier.
  •      Collaborating with state agencies and regulators in developing the process for selection of projects to receive contracts.
  •      Developing regulatory filings seeking approval of resulting contracts in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Administers power supply contracts.  These tasks include:
  •      Authorizing monthly payments.
  •      Complying with ISO rules.
  •      Resolving contract issues that may develop.

●    Develops corporate strategy associated with procurement of energy.  These tasks include:

  • Providing key input into the development of the integrated resource plan as required by Connecticut statute.
  • Reviewing pending CT legislation.
  • Providing recommendations on Eversource positions.
  • Testifying and/or making presentations to regulatory or other state agencies on issues associated with energy procurement.

Qualifications:

Technical Knowledge/Skill:

Knowledge:

  • Detailed understanding of ISO-NE market rules and detail understanding or renewable energy.
  • In-depth understanding of regulatory requirements associated with energy supply in Connecticut.
  • Detailed understanding of the utility regulatory process in Connecticut and at FERC.
  • General understanding of accounting rules as they apply to long-term contracts.
  • In-depth expertise in engineering economics and financial analyses.
  • General understanding of generation system dispatch concepts and operations.

Skills:

●    Highly proficient at interacting with contract counterparties, senior management and regulatory bodies.

●    Ability to analyze data and information, determine relevant factors associated with each situation, and calculate and process data in an efficient and accurate manner.

●    Ability to draw sound conclusions and act decisively.

●    Ability to develop testimony and testify effectively before regulatory bodies.

●    Expertise and experience in negotiating, writing and administering complex power purchase agreements.

●    Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with legal regarding issues that require regulatory approval or could result from or lead to litigation.Highly proficient at understanding and interpreting complex power purchase agreements.

●    Proficiency in administering RFP processes leading to contract with large payments.

●    Highly proficient at engineering economic analyses, including extensive analytical skills.

●    Proficiency in managing both exempt and non-exempt employees.

●    Proficient working with spreadsheets, word processing, presentation, database and internet applications.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, accounting, or business or equivalent experience.
  • Ten (10) to twelve (12) years of directly related experience.

Working Conditions:

  • Must be available to work emergency restoration assignment as required.
  • Must be available to travel between CT/MA/NH as necessary

EMERGENCY RESPONSE:

Responding to emergency situations to meet customers’ needs is part of every employee’s role. If employed, you will be given an Emergency Restoration assignment.  This means you may be called to assist during an emergency outside of your normal responsibilities, work hours and location.

Worker Type:

Regular

Number of Openings:

1

EEO Statement

Eversource Energy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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