I recently started work at PG&E in the Energy Procurement department. It is a rotation program where I've the opportunity to work in different functions of the procurement process. My first rotation is working in integrated resource planning where I am working on several different projects regarding the reliability, cost and emission factors with renewable resources in light of AB-32 also known Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. Much of the analysis that I run uses methodology learned from core IEOR courses. For example, we are frequently using statistical analysis in forecasting to describe the demand of electricity for a given day. Simulation is also a method that is used frequently in our energy planning analysis gives fundamental understanding of such tools. I have also regularly used the fundamentals from decision analysis. What I realized in a short amount of time here is how much of the IEOR curriculum is used for deep-level business decision-making. Go Bears!