Strategic Analysis Intern

Company Name:
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), with offices in Arlington, VA and Lincoln, NE is the trade association for over 900 consumer-owned electric cooperatives serving more than 42 million people. NRECA is committed to harnessing the strength of America's electric cooperatives into a single powerful voice. NRECA has won the following awards over the past few years:
100 Best Places to Work - ComputerWorld Magazine
50 Greatest places to Work - AARP
50 Best Places to Work - The Washingtonian
CARE Award Recipient - Recognizing organizations that promote a positive work-life balance
At NRECA, we work with people who are leaders in their fields, they are down-to-earth, hardworking professionals committed to helping our members serve their communities. Our work is interesting and constantly evolving and requiring new skills to meet the evolving needs of a dynamic industry. In this collegial, inclusive work environment, united around the compelling purpose and history of electric cooperatives, we thrive. And topping it off, NRECA cares about each person's overall well-being, encouraging health, financial security, and a sustainable work/life balance.
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To create/improve databases of critical co-op information for use by NRECA analysts to promote the interests of rural electric co-ops and their communities. Use internal and external sources of co-op data to facilitate updating basic co-op datasets such as how many NRECA members have ''flat-rate'' charges and fuel-adjustment clauses; what their fuel mix and how many are subject to customer choice in their state. Use reports comparing cooperatives to the rest of the utility industry on such measures as customer density, revenue density and plant per customer. Study the demographics of the 42 million people served by NRECA members and compare those demographics with customers of other types of electric utilities.
Purpose and Mission
Survey of co-op websites (distribution and G&T;) for information on:
'flat-rates' or 'customer charges' on retail residential bills
fuel-adjustment clauses
fuel mix (% of power estimated to be coal, gas, nuclear, hydro, renewables)
retail wheeling/customer choice exposure
Statistical Comparisons Co-op to IOUs (Investor-Owned Utilities) and Municipal Utilities (last updated with 2009 data):
Customer Density - Consumers per Mile of Line
Revenue Density - Revenue per Mile of Line
Plant per Customer - Total Utility Plant per Customer Served
G&T; critical data:
Consolidate and improve accessibility of the G&T; Form 12 and FERC Form 1 data - the data is currently stored in a multitude of spreadsheets and divided between RUS and nonRUS borrowers; consolidating all the data would allow us to quickly measure G&T; annual spending for plant and transmission; total depreciation and remaining investment in coal plants; capital costs; power purchases and sales (would facilitate an update to the G&T; Profiles book)
Requirements and Qualifications
Economics degree program
Diligent and productive individuals looking to maximize data, analytical, computer and organizational skills and learn about the electric utility industry.
Should have extremely good attention to detail in maintaining the integrity and accuracy of numerical databases.
Good knowledge of and skill working with EXCELL and ACCESS.
Will be working with professional economists and research staff at NRECA.
This is an intern position.
3.0 or above GPA required and Must be a rising junior or senior
Dates: May 19th thru August 8th, 2014
Wages: $17 per hour
Amount of Travel
Job Title : Strategic Analysis Intern
Location : Arlington, VA, US

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