One of our forecasting clients, Central Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. (CEPCI) is seeking a Senior Economist with load forecasting duties. Experience with the Itron Metrix forecasting software is highly desired.

Located in Columbia, South Carolina, CEPCI is a Generation and Transmission Cooperative whose 20 distribution member cooperatives serve electric customers in every county of South Carolina. Central provides an excellent working environment and benefits package. We will be accepting resumes through October 16, 2015 for this position. Please view the full job ad and apply online at

Position Summary:  Manages load forecasting and plans and coordinates the process and procedures. Participates in the preparation and presentation of load forecasts to member’s senior staff and Boards. Produces financial forecasts and participates in a wide range of other business planning services to member cooperatives. Represents Central in the Santee Cooper load and station forecasts.  Trains, directs, and mentors junior economists.



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Paige Schaefer
Sr Forecast Analyst - Itron
Paige Schaefer directs various web-based projects, including brown bag seminars, internet surveys, and other web-based projects and services. Schaefer manages Itron’s Energy Forecasting Group (EFG), which supports end-use data development, the Statistical End-use Approach (SAE) and coordinates their annual meeting for discussing end-use modeling and forecasting issues. In addition, Schaefer develops, manages and executes marketing campaigns for forecasting products and services and provides software support and documentation. She is responsible for project accounting and support, financial budgeting, accounting and invoicing. Schaefer received a B.S. in Business Administration from San Diego State University with an emphasis in Marketing.