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Energy Broker  What They Do

Just the Facts


Buys or sells energy products on the behalf of residential or commercial customers or utilities. Negotiates and oversees contracts for energy sales.

This career is part of the Business, Management and Administration cluster Business Finance and Accounting pathway.


A person in this career:

  • Prices energy based on market conditions.
  • Negotiates prices or contracts for energy sales or purchases.
  • Forecasts energy supply and demand to minimize costs and maximize availability.
  • Contacts prospective buyers or sellers of power to arrange transactions.
  • Monitors the flow of energy in response to changes in consumer demand.
  • Answers customer questions related to energy sales procedures, energy markets, or alternative energy sources.
  • Develops or delivers proposals or presentations on topics such as the purchase or sale of energy.
  • Facilitates the delivery or receipt of wholesale power or retail load scheduling.
  • Purchases or sells energy or energy derivatives for customers.
  • Creates product packages based on assessment of customers' needs.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would sit most of the time. There's some walking and standing. You may have to lift and carry things like books, papers or tools weighing 10 lbs. or less.
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves making repetitive motions more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Regular working hours and limited travel

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Account Administrator --
  • Electricity Trader --
  • Energy Derivatives Trader --
  • Renewable Energy Broker --