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DER Interconnection Senior Analyst

Job Description And Duties
The Energy Division is seeking an DER Interconnection Senior Analyst to provide program oversight and policy formation to support the state’s distribution grid interconnection policy. Under the general direction of the Program and Project Supervisor (PPS), the position will work on distribution infrastructure and reliability, primarily focused on Distributed Energy Resource (DER) interconnection policy to facilitate and streamline integration of high penetrations of DERs, specifically energy storage, electric vehicles and customer generation on the distribution grid.

Incumbent will perform complex technical research and analyses on a broad range of regulatory issues relating to interconnection rules and timelines for DERs. The analyst will need to write staff proposals, reports, and briefings on complex technical issues related to grid planning. Coordinates implementation requirements of interconnection dispute resolution process, pursuant to AB 2861 (2016), other Electric Distribution Planning issues, leading enforcement action as needed. Provides expertise on infrastructure cost and depreciation allocation. Supports distribution policies with significant impacts on the Bulk Electrical System (e.g. FERC Order 2222, WDT tariffs) Reviews and analyzes utility plans and strategies for proliferation of energy storage devices as grid assets and electric vehicle charging to enhance system reliability and lower greenhouse gases (GHG) and assesses compliance of those plans/strategies with Commission policies and objectives. Facilitates workshops and working group meetings and supports the development of Commission decisions, including General Rate Cases.

Department Information
Energy | Distribution Planning Branch | Interconnection and Distribution Engineering Section:
Would you like to contribute to achieving the state’s ambitious and internationally recognized clean energy and environmental goals? Established in 1912, the California Public Utilities Commission is leading California’s efforts to achieve safe and streamlined interconnection of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources, and the Interconnection and Distribution Engineering section is in search of dynamic, creative team members to assist in implementing critical statewide programs. The Interconnection and Distribution Engineering section values strong communication skills and seeks individuals that perform well in team environments. If energy or environmental sustainability is your passion, and you endeavor to contribute to California’s clean energy future, we encourage you to apply for our positions.

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