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Power Resources Specialist I/II

The Power Resources Specialist I/II position reports to a Principal Power Resources Specialist in the Power Resources Division. This position is part of an exciting, fast-paced team responsible for procuring hundreds of megawatts of renewable energy projects. The selected candidate will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Supports the preparation, issuing, and evaluation of solicitations for long term renewable energy, energy storage services, Resource Adequacy, energy and other power products, including overseeing or supporting consultants.
  • Plans and supports the negotiation and execution of power contracts, including facilitating complying with City contract execution requirements.
  • Assists in the management, analyzing, and enforcing of power contracts, including long term renewable energy contracts through development, construction, and operation.
  • Assists in efforts to pursue opportunities for the City to develop City-owned power assets.
  • Participates in completing analysis and prepare procurement plans, including managing consultants, developing procurement strategies.
  • Supports and undertakes projects related to power, procurement, and validation; assists in the approval of energy purchases or sales of surplus energy.
  • Collaborates with the regulatory team in drafting required regulatory filings such as integrated resources plans and renewable procurement plans.
  • Collaborates with the account management team to develop new products desired by customers, such as direct renewables and feed-in-tariffs.
  • Participates in joint procurement with other Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) and CA Community Power.
  • Develops and maintain relationships with power suppliers and consultants.
  • Assures compliance with Federal, State, and local requirements.

Regulatory Policy Specialist

The department is seeking to fill one (1) full-time Regulatory Policy Specialist (Power Resources Specialist I/II) position to support the Regulatory Compliance and Policy Division. The ideal candidate is a skilled and highly motivated individual, with creative problem-solving skills and the ability to learn quickly. This position will be part of a fast-paced team, often working on multiple high-priority projects and short deadlines. Good judgment, initiative, and cooperation with other staff and outside stakeholders will be an asset to this position.

Under general direction of the Deputy Director of Regulatory Compliance and Policy Division, the Regulatory Policy Specialist (Power Resources Specialist I/II) will be responsible for supporting the division’s engagement in electric regulatory and programmatic proceedings at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) to protect and advance San José policy, business and community interests. Typical duties of this position may include, but are not limited to:

 – Monitor, review, interpret, and explain to a variety of audiences regulatory proposals and other policy issues with an eye toward impact on SJCE and its customers.

– Work independently and with stakeholders to influence state policy.

– Perform electric utility tariff analysis, policy risk assessment, and provide technical analysis to support internal rate forecasts and comply with applicable state and local laws.

– Review and report on state energy programs including energy efficiency, demand response, distributed energy resources, building electrification and transportation electrification with an eye towards  developing and implementing City programs to meet state and local decarbonization goals.

– Support the preparation of comments, data requests, written responses, position papers, testimony, and exhibits related to a variety of technical regulatory proceedings impacting SJCE energy procurement, energy management, and electric rates.

– Under the direction of management:

     *work closely with technical experts and external regulatory counsel to develop effective and persuasive communications before the CPUC, CEC, California Legislature, and any other regulatory body as required.

     *represent SJCE in regulatory proceedings through preparation of comments, data requests, written responses, position papers, analytical models, testimony, and exhibits

     *represent SJCE in work with other CCAs and at CalCCA

– Perform other related duties as required.

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