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Economic/Financial Strategist

Organization: Great River Energy
Date Posted: 10/11/2018
City: Maple Grove
Location: Minnesota
Country: United States
Primary Category: Accounting
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's

Description & Details


Economic/Financial Strategist
Maple Grove, MN

Applications due by October 21, 2018


Feel the Energy. When you work for an organization that appreciates your contributions, respects your abilities, and rewards your achievements, you’ll feel energized as you’ve never felt before. That’s why you owe it to yourself to explore a future with Great River Energy. As Minnesota’s second largest utility, based on generating capacity, we have satisfying opportunities for highly motivated professionals.

Great River Energy (GRE) is seeking an innovative and savvy economic/finance strategist to create and drive wholesale rates and rate design initiatives in alignment with GRE’s power supply strategic imperatives. The incumbent will foster strategic load growth opportunities through development of contracts and relationships with GRE member cooperatives and provide thought leadership and expertise on rate strategies, contract terms and public policy issues.



  • Synthesize and drive the wholesale rate design principles and structures that integrate effective price signals, recovery of costs and member cooperative priorities and contractual requirements.
  • Lead and coordinate analyses and development of cost allocation methodologies, rate design methodologies and wholesale rates.
  • Communicate rate theories and drivers to GRE member CEOs and board members and foster member support for new rate design initiatives
  • Prepare cost-of-service studies and market cost estimates and develop complex economic and financial models to inform rate recommendations, strategy and other related power supply decisions.
  • Develop rates and strategies for GRE’s load management programs fostering growth, while ensuring cost recovery, efficient signals and competitiveness with other fuels and technologies.
  • Anticipate, evaluate and communicate rate impacts of emerging new technologies, advent of distributed generation and renewable energy and grid modernization efforts.
  • Conduct wholesale rate comparisons of other utilities to help evaluate the competitiveness of GRE’s rates.
  • Develop structure, terms and conditions of power supply contracts for member cooperatives, large loads, renewable supply and competitive markets.
  • Analyze, review and provide recommendations on current statutes and rules, proposed legislation and policies, and industry practices and trends related to wholesale and retail load service obligations, special programs and rates.
  • Represent GRE and its member’s interests with external entities on rate topics, including regulation and competitive rates, green pricing programs and renewables, distributed generation and standby rates and demand side management.



The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree in economics, business, or finance. An advanced degree in economics, business, finance and/or certification as a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) is preferred. 5+ years business analysis and/or strategy experience; or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge. Experience working with electric cooperatives or within the electric utility industry is preferred. Strong analytical skills and leadership skills are essential.

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Qualified candidates will find we have a lot to offer: comprehensive benefits package, wellness programs, continuing education, generous retirement plan, a team based collaborative culture and more! Qualified candidates, please apply at under the Careers tab by October 21, 2018. GRE is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disabled/Vets Employer.

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