Energy Brokers

What they do:

Buy or sell energy products on the behalf of residential or commercial customers or utilities. Negotiate and oversee contracts for energy sales.

On the job, you would:

  • Purchase or sell energy or energy derivatives for customers.
  • Contact prospective buyers or sellers of power to arrange transactions.
  • Create product packages based on assessment of customers' or potential customers' needs.
  • Educate customers and answer customer questions related to the buying or selling of energy, energy markets, or alternative energy sources.
  • Explain contracts or related documents to customers.
  • Forecast energy supply and demand to minimize the cost of meeting load demands and to maximize the value of supply resources.
  • Negotiate prices or contracts for energy sales or purchases.
  • Price energy based on market conditions.
  • Analyze customer bills and utility rate structures to select optimal rate structures for customers.
  • Develop or deliver proposals or presentations on topics such as the purchase or sale of energy.

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Work Activities

Interests

  • Enterprising
  • Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
  • Second Interest High-Point
  • Secondary-Cutoff/Rank Descriptiveness
  • Conventional
  • Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
  • First Interest High-Point
  • Primary-Rank Descriptiveness
  • Social
  • Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
  • Realistic
  • Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
  • Investigative
  • Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
  • Artistic
  • Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
  • Third Interest High-Point
  • Tertiary-Cutoff/Rank Descriptiveness

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