The Distributed Generation/Energy Storage (DG/Storage) Regulatory Analyst (RA) is responsible for supporting CSE’s Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs Manager in providing policy subject matter expertise and in engagement with regulatory agencies, including compliance filings, advice letters, and participation in proceedings relevant to DG/Storage. The DG/Storage RA will report to the Regulatory Affairs Manager, providing analysis and communication on regulatory and policy issues related to DG/Storage for distribution to the Director of Policy and all relevant CSE programs. In collaboration with the Policy Team, s/he will facilitate CSE’s regulatory- and policy-related activities in pursuit of the organization’s mission.
Foremost of the duties of the DG/Storage RA is to support the Distributed Generation/Renewables Teams in their communications with the CPUC, CEC, ARB and other agencies. Under the direction of the Regulatory Affairs Manager, this will involve establishing and maintaining communication and productive working relationships with regulatory agency officials, utility staff and other key stakeholders, including local governments and industry groups. The DG/Storage RA will track proceedings and draft regulatory comments, and manage preparation of policy summaries, web postings and other materials for a variety of stakeholders. A secondary duty will be to monitor relevant legislative and executive action at the State and Federal levels, in coordination with the Director of Policy. In addition, the DG/Storage RA may serve as a subject matter expert on certain policy areas, including DG, Energy Storage, Rate Design/Reform, Net Energy Metering (NEM), and other Demand-side programs, as directed by the Regulatory Affairs Manager or Director of Policy.