Under the direction of the Director, Energy Market Policy, the Manager, Energy Market Policy & Regulation, will advance the priorities of EDF’s Gas-to-Clean program, with an initial focus on California, with engagement on gas and electric market design and interoperability issues. The Manager, Energy Market Policy & Regulation will be part of a team representing EDF’s interests at the California Independent System Operator and with state agencies including the California Public Utilities Commission advancing EDF’s priorities relating to the gas distribution sector and gas/electric coordination.
The position will report to the Senior Director, Energy Market Policy.
Location: San Francisco or Sacramento
Gas to Clean Program (50%)
- Working with the Senior Director, Energy Market Policy and Director, California Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, play a leadership role in defining and implementing the strategic vision of the Gas to Clean project, and identifying opportunities for EDF engagement in California.
- Serve as EDF’s lead representative in market operation & design stakeholder engagement processes in California, working in close collaboration with EDF’s Clean Energy team.
- Direct EDF engagement in relevant state regulatory proceedings, in collaboration with EDF’s Office of Economic Policy and Analysis, and in consultation with EDF’s Clean Energy team, to reduce overreliance on gas utility infrastructure for reliability needs.
- Collaborate with attorneys and other relevant team members to advance EDF’s participation in ongoing FERC proceedings considering market refinements, including enhanced coordination between the wholesale natural gas and electric markets in California.
- Engage with EDF’s Office of Economic Policy Analysis and partner with academic institutions to advance analyses, research and EDF’s thought leadership on natural gas and electric market design gaps in order to advance the transition to a clean energy economy.
- Implement partnerships with market participants including regulated utilities and clean energy providers to advance programmatic goals.
Gas Distribution Sector Advocacy and Strategic Planning (50%)
- Undertake leading role in EDF’s California engagement with, and manage relationships among external partners, state regulators, utility companies, technology providers, and scientists, in order to develop and implement California regulatory policy to reduce leaks and methane emissions from the natural gas supply chain.
- Working closely with EDF’s California regulatory advocacy team, manage EDF policy advocacy in relevant state regulatory proceedings
- Serve as expert witness on behalf of EDF in relevant regulatory proceedings.
- Leverage public speaking and other external communication opportunities to enhance EDF’s programmatic objectives. Write blogs and journal articles, etc. in collaboration with EDF’s Communications team to communicate policy recommendations to target audiences.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE:
- Approximately six years experience in the corporate, public, consulting, academic or non-profit sectors, including demonstrated ability to manage complex projects and external partnerships to achieve program goals. Previous experience working for or with a utility company or public utility commission – or other regulated industry – is strongly desired.
- Master’s degree in environmental studies/science or other science or technical field is a plus. Law degrees and degrees in public policy/administration, business or economics will also be considered, as will candidates with a relevant Bachelor’s degree with substantial relevant professional work experience, as described above.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, particularly the ability to translate legal, technical and utility policy information for non-experts. A writing sample and/or sample work product will be required as part of the interview process.
- Ability to work with colleagues and partners of varied backgrounds and experience.
- Strong analytical skills and familiarity with use of empirical and quantitative analysis.
- Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Knowledge of natural gas and electric markets and their operation is a strong plus. Prior experience in engaging on state regulatory proceedings and/or market design stakeholder processes is also a plus.
- An ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial environment.
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