Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives

Resource Planning Analyst - Central Iowa Power Cooperative, Cedar Rapids

Date Posted
May 13, 2024
Full Time

Job Details

Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) is currently searching for a Resource Planning Analyst to join the team in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This position monitors changing Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) requirements and manages CIPCO’s resource adequacy (generation capacity) obligations and counterparty agreements. To apply for this position, please visit  and click Career Opportunities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Resource Adequacy & Planning:

  • Participate in MISO working groups in order to monitor capacity market developments and impact to CIPCO.
  • Prepare load forecast and resource data submittals to MISO.
  • Monitor CIPCO’s resource adequacy position.

New Resource Procurement:

  • Participate in the cooperative-wide Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) process that is used to determine resource plan additions.
  • Determine necessary capacity purchases or sales and prepare contracts.
  • Monitor CIPCO’s counterparty list. Recommend new counterparties and coordinate the development of new master agreements.

Data & Analysis:

  • Lead the effort to develop CIPCO’s avoided cost paid to qualifying generators.
  • Perform data driven analysis, including use of CIPCO’s Business Intelligence tools, to support strategic decision-making across the organization.
  • Monitor new technologies and determine how they may fit into CIPCO’s power supply.




CIPCO provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package which includes health, dental and vision insurance, a pension plan, 401(k) with company match, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, paid time off, and much more.

CIPCO is a generation and transmission electric cooperative with member systems that serve a population of nearly 300,000 rural and urban residents and more than 13,000 small and large commercial and industrial accounts across Iowa. CIPCO supplies all power requirements for its Member-owners, and as their power provider, is dedicated to delivering 24/7 energy that is affordable, safe, and reliable. For more information visit

Click here to find out why CIPCO is a great place to work!

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Cedar Rapids is in eastern Iowa and is the second-largest city in the state, with a population around 137,000. It is ranked one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in the U.S. by (2023). Click on What’s Great About CR? or visit  and click on Discover Cedar Rapids to learn more about the quality-of-life in Cedar Rapids. 

EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran



Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Math, Science, Engineering, Finance, Accounting or other related field with a minimum 3 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience working in contract development and resource planning, including economic evaluation preferred
  • Willingness and ability to collaborate in a team environment and work cross-functionally
  • Detail-oriented and demonstrates a high level of accuracy
  • Self-starter with a high level of initiative
  • Is curious and looks for creative ways to solve problems and answer questions
  • Ability to assess rapidly changing technologies and apply them to business needs
  • Excellent analytical and strategic thinking skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Troubleshooting, problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational, prioritization and time management skills


Contact Information

To apply for this position, please visit and click Career Opportunities.


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