Chugach Electric
  • 08-Dec-2022 to Until Filled (AKST)
  • System Control
  • Anchorage, AK, USA
  • per hour $63.75 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

For Health Benefit costs and Union Dues, please call the IBEW at 907-272-6571

Chugach Electric Association, Inc., Alaska's largest electric utility, is recruiting for a System Operations Power Dispatcher in our Power Supply Division.

Please complete an on-line application and include a resume and cover letter explaining how your qualifications and experience meet the specific needs as related to this position.

  • The Power Dispatcher provides day-to-day dispatching of Power Control activities under the general direction of System Control Operations Supervisor to assure continuous service to the Association's consumers in the safest, most economical manner.
  • This position also works with all other five(5) Alaska interconnected electric utilities and restoring the system to normal operation following service interruption considering always the safety of personnel, the public, and equipment.
  • This position is subject to the terms and conditions of the Generation Plant Personnel Agreement, between Chugach Electric Association, Inc. and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1547.


The Power Dispatcher maintains economic operation and service continuity of the Chugach service territory electric system which includes: switching clearances and orders, Calculating transformer, generator, and lines using megawatts, megavars, voltage, amperes and power factors, Operates supervisory control equipment, radio and telephone. Operates SCADA System.

Understaning of:

  • The operation of an electric utility system
  • Electrical fundamentals
  • Coordination of system loads and resources
  • Economic dispatch of mixed generation resources

Ability to:

  • Read and comprehend electrical drawings and schematics.
  • Work in frequent high stress situations (Demonstrated ability)
  • Understand, read, and speak English
  • Give / receive orders & reports over radio/telephone circuits
  • Exercise mature judgment, make decisions, communicate well and to consider consequences of actions taken.
  • Effectively communicate during high stress situations.


Experience & Knowledge:

  • Minimum of five years recent successful experience as a Power Dispatcher required, at least two operating in a power pooling environment.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of electric power generation transmission and distribution.
  • Knowledge of power system protective relaying systems.
  • Working knowledge of switching and clearance procedures.
  • Understanding of coordination of system loads and both hydro and thermal resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to shift work.
  • Vision sufficient to read data displayed at consoles and mimic panels. Not color blind to red and green as determined by Company physician.
  • Demonstrated ability to work calmly in frequently high stress situations.


  • EE degree; AA degree with course work in computers, math or engineering and two (2) years utility experience
  • Or High School Diploma (or equivalent) and four (4) years utility experience.

Working Conditions:

  • Required to work rotating shifts in a 24-hour dispatching operation.
  • At times may be required to be present in the control center during system disturbances for extended periods of time.
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