At La Plata Electric Association, our mission is to provide our members safe, reliable electricity at the lowest reasonable cost while being environmentally responsible. We are shaping the future by building trustworthy community partnerships as an innovative, forward-thinking industry leader, delivering excellence in our member-owned cooperative.

Job Summary

The Renewable Generation Energy Advisor is responsible for the implementation and technical support of the association’s distributed generation and net metering programs.  This position will require cross-departmental collaboration with Grid Solutions, Operations/Staking Engineering, Billing and Accounting, and Member Experience teams.  Community outreach, member engagement, and public speaking will also be a responsibility.

Essential Functions

  • Review and maintain distributed generation interconnection records and manage the interconnection application process. Perform on-site interconnection inspections (pre & final).
  • Acceptance testing and specification review on new inverters.
  • Manage LPEA's Qualified and Approved Solar Installer program and training.
  • Perform interconnection studies using engineering models, load flow, and generation analysis
  • Provide members AMI billing analysis and members rate evaluation studies.
  • Maintain and update cooperative Interconnection Standards, run database queries to obtain information necessary for analysis.
  • Manage the Residential REC program and REC reporting to Tri-State and distribution of funds.
  • Administer renewable generation grant process.
  • Perform billing analysis reviews for members.
  • Manage the association’s relationship with distributed generation vendors.
  • Point of contact for membership for distributed generation inquiries.
  • Supports the Energy Management team by addressing energy assessments related to distributed generation.


  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree or equivalent from a four-year college; and two years related experience and/or training; or an Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; and five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.
  • Ability to safely test energized 120/240 volt energized lines.
  • Clear understanding of volt, var, watt, kilowatts, and kilowatt-hour measurements.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of dispute resolution techniques with the ability to defuse confrontational topics and conversations.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. 
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups, managers, members, installers, and the public.
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and database software


Hourly pay range- $31.77- $34.85


  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Paid Vacation
  • Personal Leave
  • Sick Time
  • 401(k)
  • Health Club Reimbursement
  • Education Assistance

LPEA takes into consideration a candidate’s education, training, and experience when determining the salary level for potential new employees. In compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, a potential new employee’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.