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Power Plant Manager

Brooklyn, MI
November 30, 2018

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Brooklyn Mi. *****

Phone 517-***-****


Gerald G. Farringer


I am interested in a position that will allow me to continue to grow, develop and contribute to the goals of your organization.

Functional summary

In previous positions I was tasked with managing the Supply Operations Group of Electric Sourcing and Transactions (ES&T). This is a 24-hour a day operation that manages the generation assets of Consumers Energy to service our customers in the most reliable and economical manner possible and to maximize return on those assets in the wholesale energy market. Department tasks included overseeing the dispatch of Consumers Energy generation assets, buying and selling energy in the MISO Energy Market, bilateral transaction negotiation and managing a staff of 25 personnel.

A collateral duty was that of Compliance Assurance Manager. I was responsible for compliance to NERC and FERC governmental regulations for Energy Supply. I retired from Consumers Energy in 2015.

My most recent position is that of Quality Assurance at Dairy Farmers of America.


5/2017 – PRESENT Dairy Farmers of America Adrian Mi.

Quality Assurance Technician

Ensure highest quality through testing of both incoming raw product and finished products.

2/2017 – 5/2017 FASCO Employment Services Adrian Mi.

Dairy Farmers of America Adrian Plant

Evaporator Operator

4/1/2001 – 1/8/2015 Consumers Energy ES&T Jackson Mi.

Supply Operations Superintendent

Manage a 7/24 operation that manages the bulk power assets of Consumers Energy. This entails functional and administrative supervision of 25 team members in various job classifications.

Played an instrumental part in the transition from the joint Merchant Operation at the Michigan Electric Power Coordination Center (MEPCC) in Ann Arbor to the current Consumer Energy operation in Jackson.

Retired from Consumers Energy.

10/1/98 – 1/1/2001 Consumers Energy MEPCC Ann Arbor Mi.

Control Supervisor

Supervised the Merchant Control Staff at the MEPCC. This was a 7/24 operation that manages the bulk power assets of both Consumers Energy and Detroit Edison. The Staff consisted of 18 Consumers Energy and Detroit Edison Employees.

9/1/97 – 10/1/98 Consumers Energy MEPCC Ann Arbor Mi.

MEPCC Sr. Controller

Responsible for Load Forecasting and resource plan adjustments for the Joint Merchant Operation at the MEPCC. Supervise two other employees during on shift operations involved with generation dispatching and transactions in the wholesale electric market.

5/1/90 – 9/1/97 Consumers Energy MEPCC Ann Arbor Mi.

MEPCC Controller

Responsible for generation dispatch of Consumers Energy and Detroit Edison Bulk Power assets.

Actively involved in the real-time wholesale energy negotiating both purchases and sale of electricity for the Michigan Companies.

Monitored the High Voltage transmission systems of Consumers Energy and Detroit Edison for overload conditions in an N-1 condition.

9/1/88-5/1/90 Consumers Energy JR Whiting Plant.

Plant Shift Operations Supervisor

Supervised an operations team of 12 in the daily operation of three generating units and the associated boilers and auxiliary equipment.

Responsible for all evolutions at the complex during the off shifts and weekends.

Authorized the carrying out of switching and tagging orders and issued clearance to crew in both the plant and in the substation.

5/20/85-9/1/88 Consumers Energy JR Whiting Plant.

Power Plant Operator

Held several operations positions during this timeframe. Responsible for operating steam turbine generators, gas turbine generators, boilers and auxiliary equipment.

Responsible for writing and carrying out switching and tagging orders in the plant and in the substation.

9/21/78-9/21/84 United States Navy.

First Class Petty Officer (E-6)

Had tours of duty on the USS America and the USS Leahy.

San Diego

Was the first person of my rank to become qualified as Engineering Officer of the Watch.


9/73 – 6/78 E.L Bowsher High School Toledo, Ohio

General Studies

References available upon request.

Jason Thompson

11624 Dublin Dr.

Jerome, MI. 49249

Email: Home Phone: 517-***-****

Dairy Farmers of America

Document Control Coordinator


Will Kea

1126 Wilcox Court,

Frederick, MD 21702

Cloud Pursuit Team - IaaS

Oracle North America Sales Advanced Pursuit Division

Mobile: +1-517-***-****


Mobile: +001 517-***-****

Fax: +001 855-***-****

GoogleVoice: 240-***-****

Skype: willkea

Ted Hanosh

3334 Northmor Dr W.

Adrian Mi. 49221

Adrian Public Schools


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