Pattern Energy Group is an independent, fully integrated energy company that develops, constructs, owns and operates renewable energy projects and transmission assets across North America, Japan, and parts of Latin America. The company focuses primarily on wind, solar, transmission and energy storage. The Pattern Energy Group team has a history as one of the top North American renewable energy and transmission providers in the industry. The team is dedicated to delivering the highest value for its customers, partners, financial supporters and the communities in which it works, while exhibiting a strong commitment to promoting environmental stewardship and corporate responsibility.
Pattern Energy Group operates in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Mexico with offices in San Francisco, Houston, San Diego, New York, Tokyo, and Toronto. Pattern Energy Group’s corporate headquarters is in San Francisco, California.
This position will be a subject matter expert on political and regulatory affairs in eastern U.S. states covered by PJM and other electricity markets, with a focus on renewable energy generation, energy storage, transmission and electricity capacity markets. The position will develop and execute political and regulatory advocacy initiatives with the supervision of the Sr. Manager.
The role will provide ongoing analysis and information to Pattern’s development and asset management staff for the identification of new market opportunities, response to new opportunities, and optimization of Pattern’s project assets. The Manager will also assist with corporate outreach efforts related to key state and federal policies.
They will work on policies including the advancement and protection of market-driving policies such as renewable or alternative energy portfolio standards and utility procurement policy, grid operations such as interconnection, integration and grid expansion, tax incentives, greenhouse gas emissions regulation, FERC related issues, and project permitting/siting. Policymaking arenas will primarily be state legislatures, state executive agencies, governors’ offices, transmission operation authorities, and state public utility commissions. The position will also entail some direct support for federal activities such as U.S. Congressional outreach and policy monitoring and analysis as needed, and will support Pattern’s representation on relevant trade associations.
The key responsibilities will include as a minimum the following:
Minimum: bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (public policy, social science, anthropology, etc) and/or commensurate work experience; advanced degree or commensurate experience preferred.
Required Work Experience
3-5 years of related experience in utility scale electricity regulatory and legislative advocacy; previous work in renewable energy and/or policy is preferred, especially at the state and RTO level.
Professional background and understanding of public and regulatory policy; legislative processes, campaigns, and lobbying efforts; and other advocacy in the field of utility scale electricity markets. Preferred: strong understanding of the PJM market and FERC. Ideally candidate will have 3-5 years of industry experience, or commensurate education such as a master’s degree.
Pattern Energy Group LP is an equal opportunity employer.
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