PURA has an opportunity for a Utilities Principal Finance Specialist in its dynamic new Utility Performance and Analysis (UPA) unit focused on innovative approaches to realizing Connecticut's public policy goals, including advancing the State's ambitious greenhouse gas emission targets modernizing utility regulation, and improving public utility performance. The Utilities Principal Finance Specialist will support the work of UPA in meeting these goals and in effectuating the agency's Equitable Modern Grid (EMG) initiative.
Through the EMG initiative, PURA has already developed new programs such as the Energy Storage Solutions Program and the Electric Vehicle Charging Program, and is currently working to advance innovative approaches to deploy novel technologies, improve the integration and interconnection of distributed energy resources, provide opportunities for non-wires solutions to replace traditional poles and wires, and increase grid resilience and equitable outcomes for all ratepayers.
The Utilities Principal Finance Specialist will also assist PURA in establishing a performance-based regulation (PBR) framework for the state's electric distribution utilities or companies (EDCs). The PBR proceeding is a comprehensive review of Connecticut's EDC regulatory approach with the potential to transform EDC incentives and business models to ensure alignment with the public interest and policy goals such as greenhouse gas emissions reduction and customer empowerment.
Additionally, this position will aid with implementation of key portions of Public Act 20-5, known as the "Take Back Our Grid" Act, and Public Act No. 21-159, An Act Concerning Equitable Access to Broadband. Further, this position may also support PURA's future investigation(s) into the utilities' distribution planning practices and analysis.
This position will be located at Ten Franklin Square, New Britain, CT. The incumbent will work 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.