Director Regulatory Affairs
A key leadership member of the Sales & Delivery team, the Director Regulatory Affairs is responsible for collecting, analyzing and summarizing key energy related legislative and regulatory actions that will affect Powerley’s business model. Develop and or nurture key relationships with regulators, legislators, staff members, NGO organizations and federal organizations such as DEO that influence the utilities industry. Guide Powerley leadership on regulatory landscape in order to prepare for utility customer engagement.
- Analyze and concisely summarize policy changes for various internal and external audiences with a focus on actionable intelligence in utility industry
- Monitor legislation and regulation in energy and carbon compliance markets for policy changes that impact Powerley’s activities and provide strategic input to minimize risk or capture opportunities. Examples include energy efficiency portfolio standards (EEPS), carbon cap and trade markets, EPA Clean Power Plan, state and ISO policies toward demand side management, and general state energy legislation.
- Monitor policy changes regarding customer energy data and data privacy including Green Button initiatives and related efforts
- Analyze and prepare cost effectiveness of Powerley solution for energy efficiency
- Engage with key regulatory bodies including regulatory staff collaboratives that focus on energy efficiency, alternative utility business models and/or demand side management programs
- Synthesize and report on key regulatory structures, changes to structures and assist Powerley leadership in envisioning proper business models for utility customers
- Represent Powerley and its policy positions to external trade groups, NGOs, regulatory bodies, at conferences and with clients.
- Write, review, and edit comments for public submittal in various policy forums and perform direct outreach and advocacy to various legislators and regulators is required.
- Attention to detail and ability to assess utility industry impacts from policy changes
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
- BA/BS from an accredited university in public policy, business, or environmental sciences, masters preferred
- 5+ years experience in energy industry regulatory and policy affairs
- 10+ years experience in utility industry
- Ability to connect disparate data points and concepts to identify trends in market activity and market participant behavior.
- Experience with utility industry regulation at a state and/or federal level
- Brings a long list of key regulatory, policy and advocacy group contacts
- Proficiency in Excel, Powerpoint and Word and strong quantitative abilities
- Strong written and oral communication skills