The Sr Energy Policy Advisor assesses all relevant policy developments and coordinates the team's regulatory agenda by liaising with SDG&E's teams of experts (e.g. regulatory case managers, government relations, and external relations).
- Leads the preparation of policy statements, testimony, pleadings, and compliance filings in regulatory proceedings.
- Provides input into program design, competitive solicitations, and applications and the response preparation.
- Remains knowledgeable on regulatory requirements including the RPS, LTPP, RA, procurement, interconnection, GHG and related matters.
- Briefs team-members on updates and changes, anticipates future changes and works with management and team-members to integrate regulatory requirements into practices.
- Manages annual RPS Plan filing, including development of procurement strategy that complies with RPS regulations, editing, providing written content, coordinating team update of documents, and working with the independent evaluator and internal legal department to refine SDG&E's position.
- Manages mandatory procurement programs, such as the Renewable Market Adjusting Tariff.
- Manages and presents at bidder conferences, answers questions, and acts as liaison with the community of bidders (mainly developers) during the competitive solicitation launch.
- Works with team-members and solicitation software provider to optimize bid submittal platform.
- Researches, analyzes and provides advice/recommendations regarding the potential impacts of pending legislation, regulatory proceedings and policy initiatives before the CPUC, FERC, CEC, CAISO, CARB and other agencies (including Federal level).
- Serves as SDG&E's point person during weekly discussions with other Investor Owned Utilities ("IOUs") and other stakeholders regarding the impact of regulatory issues including RPS requirements and mandatory procurement programs.
- Works with IOUs to standardize compliance documentation, program rules, and tariffs as required by the CPUC.
- Serves as SDG&E's point person during periodic discussion with CPUC Energy Division staff regarding procurement policy.
- Meets with external stakeholders along with other team-members for both informational and settlement purposes to discuss, and sometimes debate, procurement programs and answer questions.
- Works on special projects and other duties as assigned.
- Minimum of six years relevant experience in analysis, policy, regulatory, legislative or compliance within the power industry at either an Investor Owned Utility (IOU), a governmental agency, or Non-Governmental Organization (NGO).
- Experience in renewable is highly desired.
- A Master in Public Policy or Business Administration required.
- JD degree preferred. Ability to interface with multiple stakeholders (including Senior Management), present complex ideas in an understandable manner, and translate policy guidelines into business practices.
- Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.