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Power Origination Manager

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Platte River Power Authority
Colorado, United States (on-site)
18 days ago


Platte River is seeking a power origination manager to manage the procurement process and contracts for near and longer-term structured energy transactions and power purchase and sale agreements. We’re seeking a highly organized individual with strong communication and interpersonal skills for this position that works cross-functionally and collaboratively with our resource planning, operations, finance and legal teams. 

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Directs energy procurement solicitations, including soliciting offers, developing potential deal structures, negotiating pricing and identifying new market opportunities
  • Develops and implements a strategy for obtaining generator interconnections for new resources and new transmission service requests to facilitate purchases and sales of power supply resources
  • Develops and manages relationships with counterparties by facilitating the origination and working with legal to negotiate of master agreements, confirmations, and other complex short and long-term contracts
  • Exhibits expertise and continual growth of knowledge in market fundamental and trends, emerging technologies and act as a resource to various teams
  • Prepares detail reports and presentations
  • Communicates origination strategies and product structures to internal and external stakeholders
  • Responds to external data requests and stay informed of state, local and federal regulatory policies and actions that impact energy and capacity procurement and emissions reporting
  • Maintains new renewable projects pipeline, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) by technology and geography to develop a renewable procurement strategy

Other duties

  • This role is classified as a marketing function employee under Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Standards of Conduct. Be familiar with and follow FERC Standards of Conduct
  • Develops reports and presentations for business meetings, senior staff meetings and the Board of Directors
  • Participates in professional organizations, trade shows and conferences
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Aptitude for analytical and financial modeling
  • Knowledge of the energy industry including regulated and de-regulated electricity markets and project financing structures and key value drivers
  • Demonstrated experience in SPP and western US electrical renewable, and gas markets
  • Experience with energy, capacity, emissions, REC and Master Agreements (EEI, WSPP)
  • Experience developing strategies for complex and competitive situations involving multiple variables
  • Experience interacting with state, local and federal regulatory agencies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare reports and present complex technical information to a wide audience, in non-technical language
  • Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access, and proficient in using Microsoft Teams
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and analytical skills with high attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as a team member
  • Deep knowledge of U.S. power markets and renewable energy project development
  • Proven negotiation and deal-making skills
  • Ability to provide excellent customer services working with Senior Management and various departments



Education and licenses

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, economics or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Current valid driver’s license and ability to remain insurable under company vehicle liability policy.

Required work experience

  • Four years of experience in functions related to utility scale renewables, preferably in an origination or development role, contract origination, contract negotiation, contract management, electricity trading/marketing, execution of power sale agreements or project management

Preferred work experience and education

  • Seven or more years of experience in functions related to utility scale renewables, preferably in an origination or development role, contract origination, contract negotiation, contract management, electricity trading/marketing, execution of power sale agreements or project management

Physical demands

  • Minimal physical effort typically found in clerical work. Primarily sedentary, may occasionally lift and carry light objects and minimal walking or standing as needed.


  • Minimal exposure to hazards are typically found in general office environment where there is rarely to no exposure to injury or accident

Work environment

  • Exposure to routine office noise and equipment

Job Information

  • Job ID: 67766395
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Colorado, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Platte River Power Authority
  • Position Title: Power Origination Manager
  • Industry: Power Industry
  • Job Function: Utilities
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Salary: $123,765.00 - $170,169.00 (Yearly Salary)
Fort Collins , Colorado , United States

Platte River Power Authority is a not-for-profit utility that generates and delivers safe, reliable, environmentally responsible, and financially sustainable energy and services to its owner communities of Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont, and Loveland. Platte River's generation portfolio includes thermal, hydro, wind and solar resources. www.prpa.org

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