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Light and Power
Department Head responsibilities include:
Directs, supervises, and coordinates the operations and personnel of all divisions of Municipal Light and Power Department, including administering all policies of the department.
Coordinates department activities with other city departments and the Board of Works.
Maintains contact with Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission and Indiana Municipal Power Agency regarding local utility projects and concerns.
Reviews monthly power bills for corrections and word data for Purchase Power Teacher, sends billing estimates to accounting, and prepares report for Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Attends annual conferences and meetings of Indiana Municipal Electric Association and American Public Power Association.
Negotiates with supplying utilities for future power supplies and rate cases.
Prepares load flow and short circuit studies on the transmission system; evaluates changes in equipment and capacity.
Negotiates labor agreements with department union employees.
Delegates various duties and functions to various divisions of the department to assure completion of all functions.
Approves all department purchases and submits the annual budget for department to the Board of Works, and administers it upon approval.
Maintains a wide variety of files and records pertaining to department operations, including drafting of reports to state and federal agencies.
Prepares long-range plans for the department receiving recommendations from subordinates and superiors, and recommends such plans for approval by the Board of Public Works.
Represents the department to a variety of state and federal agencies and associations, as well as to the general public, via public relations.
Performs related duties as assigned.
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