Director, Regulatory Affairs

November 27th, 2018
Clearway
Published
November 27, 2018
Location
Nearest Major Market: New Jersey, United States
Job Type

Description

Clearway Energy Group is accelerating the world’s transformation to a clean energy future.  As one of the largest clean energy companies in the United States, we are focused on providing customers with the low cost, clean power they desire and the customer experience they deserve, all with the goal of powering our world with clean energy.  Clearway was formed with the completion of the sale of NRG Energy, Inc.’s renewables platform to Global Infrastructure Partners, a leading global, independent infrastructure investor and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA with offices in Carlsbad, CA; Scottsdale, AZ; Houston, TX; and New York City, NY.  For more information, visit www.clearwayenergygroup.com.

The Director of Regulatory Affairs supports Clearway’s business units on matters related to policy, regulation, incentives, and utility tariffs. This is a high profile position with access to senior management. The Director of Regulatory Affairs is charged with overall regulatory strategy formation, management and execution. This person works across the Clearway organization to create policy positions consistent with the growth of Clearway’s renewable businesses and vision. The Director clearly understands the regulatory landscape across FERC, the RTOs and state commissions, and is capable of executing successful strategies in each arena.

Responsibilities

  • Establish Clearway’s regulatory objectives based on the company’s business goals, set the strategy to achieve these objectives and successfully execute that strategy. This is a “do, manage, lead” position.
  • Prioritize Clearway’s time and resources among the many regulatory issues across the seven RTOs, FERC and state commissions to focus on the most important “tier one” issues.
  • Manage “second tier” issues through other resources such as AWEA, SEIA, ACORE and other business and trade groups. Take leadership roles in these organizations.
  • Participate in RTO stakeholder process both directly and in coordination with appropriate staff participation to ensure that RTO rules and procedures create stable and effective markets that support the company’s short term and long term commercial interests.
  • Coordinate development of and advocacy for policy and issue positions at the RTO, FERC and state commissions, in coordination with internal constituents: asset management, operations, development, origination, environmental, regulatory affairs and community solar.
  • Participate in the transmission planning stakeholder process to ensure that the rules and procedures support Clearway’s short term and long term interests.
  • Provide support, analyses, and strategy inputs to Clearway’s business units to resolve commercial issues and develop and further business opportunities and success.
  • Maintain strong professional relations with RTO staff, management, state regulatory personnel, and other key industry stakeholders active in the regulatory arenas.
  • Build and participate in coalitions to influence outcomes at the RTOs, FERC and state commissions.
  • Monitor all needs for the company to intervene at FERC, the RTOs and state commission related issues and provide guidance and substantive expertise for company pleadings and filings on such issues.
  • Assist with project and business development for Clearway, including management of interconnection studies and approvals for development initiatives.
  • Participate in trade association efforts related to regulatory and commercial policy.
  • Monitor compliance requirements within the RTO tariffs and coordinate with company staff to ensure these requirements are included in the company compliance standards and training.
  • Coordinate efforts with the business units and other internal team members and through them keep Clearway abreast of market and policy issues that affect the company.

Other duties as assigned including responsibility for identifying business opportunities and building relationships with external customers, potential partners, asset owners, transmission providers, etc. that would help the company expand and grow the business.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in engineering, economics, law, or related field or equivalent experience, and ten or more years of experience in ISO/RTO markets. High level of expertise across FERC, RTOs and state commissions.
  • Proven leadership, coalition building and advocacy skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate complex issues to audiences at all levels both within and external to the company.
  • Ability to identify issues of importance to the company, take initiative to develop strategies and recommendations and obtain consensus and review within a matrix organizational environment.
  • Ability to travel throughout the country and to Clearway locations.
  • Prior experience in regulatory and market environments.
  • Ability to prioritize job requirements in a high pressure, multi-task environment.

Clearway is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace.  To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability
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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

Official description on file with Human Resources


Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

Click the link below to apply on Clearway Energy's online job portal:

https://careers.nrgenergy.com/job/Princeton-Director%2C-Regulatory-Affairs%2C-Clearway-Energy-Group-NJ-08540/514065500/

 

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