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Platte River Power Authority – Power System Operator, Generation

Published:July 12, 2021

The following job opportunity is posted on behalf of Platte River Power Authority.


Platte River Power Authority is a public power provider that has emerged as a leader in Colorado’s utility sector. Our staff works collaboratively and efficiently to safely deliver reliable, environmentally responsible and financially sustainable energy and services to our owner communities of Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland.

We share a sense of purpose and great pride in what we do and the value we provide to our communities, our region and the energy industry. If you’re searching for a collaborative working environment within a mid-sized organization that values innovative ideas, diverse perspectives and provides opportunities to make a difference, consider joining the Platte River team.

Power System Operator – Generation

On-shift power system operators in the generation functional area are responsible for the real-time power marketing, generation scheduling, load forecasting and balancing of Platte River Power Authority’s (Platte River) resources and obligations in an economic, reliable and compliant manner. Power system operators work as part of a collaborative and cross-functional team across multiple areas both internally and externally.

Individuals in this role are under the direct supervision of the manager of generation dispatch and power markets and receive guidance from senior staff.