Senior Analyst, Energy Storage and Grid Planning - PUBLIC UTILITIES REGULATORY ANALYST V
California Public Utilities Commission
Location: San Francisco, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $8,814.00 - $11,031.00
4 Year Degree
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: JC-372806
Distribution Planning Branch | Grid Planning, Energy Storage and Non-Wires Alternatives Section:
Would you like to contribute to achieving the State of California’s ambitious clean energy and climate goals? The CPUC's Grid Planning, Energy Storage and Non-Wires Alternatives team is working to plan strategies to transform and modernize the distribution grid to achieve California’s greenhouse gas reduction goals while maintaining safe and reliable service and increasing the role of distributed energy resources (DERs) to provide ratepayer benefit. The section provides technical expertise and implementation oversight of policies and programs related to distribution resource planning, procurement and policy for energy storage, smart grid, and grid modernization. This position plays a leadership role in developing energy storage policy and procurement strategies to enable energy storage technologies to support California's transition to a clean energy future. The position may include oversight of the Self Generation Incentive Program.
The section is in search of creative, dynamic, independent and critical thinking team members with a "growth mindset" who enjoy challenges, strive to learn, and consistently see potential to develop new skills. A successful candidate will lead in implementing critical statewide programs in energy storage policy and procurement, distribution grid planning and targeted DER procurement. This section values superior quantitative analytic abilities, strong communication skills and seeks individuals that perform well in collaborative team environments. If clean energy or environmental sustainability is your passion, we encourage you to apply for our positions.
Under general direction of the Project and Program Supervisor, the Senior Energy Storage & Grid Planning Analyst will advise and assist high-level decision-makers such as Commissioners, Judges, and Energy Division management. The analyst may act as a team leader and project coordinator on energy storage policy, procurement, and markets and support related work in distribution resource planning and DER procurement projects. The analyst may conduct original research in their areas of subject matter expertise and produce staff proposals. The analyst will make policy recommendations based on independent analysis of regulatory, market, policy and technical issues. The analyst will develop analysis and recommendations regarding the CPUC’s policy-setting rule makings via a wide range of work products, review and provide feedback on proposed legislative bills, manage technical contractors, and/or oversee implementation of programs that result from these CPUC and legislative processes.
The analyst will perform other work as necessary, such as writing and presenting reports, leading and facilitating workshops and technical working groups, 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. The analyst will present publicly on their area of expertise.