Senior Regulatory Analyst - PUBLIC UTILITIES REGULATORY ANALYST V
California Public Utilities Commission
Location: Sacramento, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $8,814.00 - $11,031.00
4 Year Degree
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: JC-358514
Energy, Gas & Oil Pipeline Costs & Rates/ Building Decarbonization & Gas Policy & Reliability Branch:
Would you like to contribute to achieving the state’s ambitious and internationally recognized clean energy and environmental goals? Established in 1911, the California Public Utilities Commission is leading California’s efforts to achieve natural gas system reliability and affordable rates. The Gas Costs and Rates Section is in search of dynamic, creative team members to assist in implementing critical statewide programs. The Gas Costs and Rates Section values strong communication skills and seek individuals that perform well in team environments. If energy or environmental sustainability is your passion, and you endeavor to contribute to California’s clean energy future, we encourage you to apply for our positions.
In recent years, the safety and reliability of gas utility infrastructure has been a top priority for the CPUC. The Gas Costs and Rates Section in the Energy Division advises and supports CPUC decision-makers on a range of topics, including:
The reasonableness and propriety of utility requests to raise rates (e.g., to pay for capital investment for safety enhancement, or increased expenses for safety programs).
Rate and bill impacts on residential, commercial and industrial customers.
Tracking and analysis of authorized versus actual spending for pipeline safety enhancement and other safety programs.
Cost and rate analysis of oil pipelines, including analysis of ownership transfers and market power analysis of control.
Under the direction of the Project and Program Supervisor, the senior analyst will advise and assist high-level decision-makers such as Commissioners, Judges, and Energy Division management. The senior analyst will act as a team leader and project coordinator on natural gas transmission, storage and distribution systems proceedings and projects. The senior analyst will conduct analysis of regulatory, ratemaking, and policy issues in CPUC formal natural gas ratemaking proceedings and make recommendations based on independent analysis of regulatory, policy and technical issues. The analyst will develop analysis for and make recommendations regarding the CPUC’s policy-setting rulemakings via a wide range of work products, review and provide feedback on proposed legislative bills, and/or oversee implementation of programs that result from these CPUC and legislative processes.
The senior analyst will verify compliance with ratemaking proceedings, CPUC rules and policies, review and analyze advice letters, and prepare appropriate dispositions and resolutions. The senior analyst will conduct workshops, meet and collaborate with utilities and other stakeholders. The senior analyst will review costs utility ratemaking accounts for reasonableness, and identify considerations and solutions related to various policy proposals and/or issues, including rates, social equity and environmental justice.
The senior analyst will perform other work as necessary, such as writing and presenting reports, coordinating with other California organizations and agencies (e.g., the California Energy Commission, the California Air Resources Board, California Independent System Operator), and responding to outside inquiries.