Clean Power Alliance (CPA) is a new Community Choice Aggregation/Joint Powers Authority formed to provide electricity services to retail customers in Southern California. With 31 member agencies, CPA will be the largest CCA in California and 5th largest electric utility in the State, serving over three million residents and businesses though more than one million customer accounts.
CPA is seeking a policy-minded, politically savvy, and detail-oriented professional to join our growing team as Senior Manager of Regulatory Affairs. This is a challenging opportunity to play a key role in restructuring Southern California’s energy market to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide local choice in energy supply and services.
To be successful you must:
• have a high tolerance for uncertainty but know how to bring things to resolution
• be able to identify and manage regulatory risk before it becomes mission critical
• bring with you an established network at the state’s major energy regulatory agencies
• enjoy engaging with passionate stakeholders
• have a strong work ethic befitting a start-up environment
• work closely with the Executive Director and become a team player on a small staff
The Senior Manager has responsibility for a wide range of regulatory matters at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Energy Commission (CEC) and other state regulatory agencies to ensure that CPA can realize its vision of offering customers clean power at competitive rates. This includes working with specialized legal counsel and regulatory consultants, collaborating with trade associations, and working with CPA’s policy team to build coalitions of key stakeholders and individuals who share CPA’s interests. The Senior Manager must be adept at playing both offense and defense, often on the same issue.
Key duties include:
• Strategy and Representation: develop and advance CPA’s agenda at appropriate regulatory agencies including the CPUC, CEC and California Air Resources Board
• Case Management: monitor emerging and ongoing regulatory proceedings, identify priorities, develop CPA’s positions, be a thought leader on CPA’s regulatory strategy, draft regulatory filings, and keep internal stakeholders informed, including the preparation of filing summaries • Partnerships and Joint Action: serve as the CPA representative to various committees of CalCCA, seeking mission alignment and incorporation of Southern California communities’ policy priorities into the broader CCA community
• Coalition Building: work with Board members, CPA’s Community Advisory Committee, and other stakeholders who share CPA’s mission to build coalitions of support for CPA regulatory proposals
• Testimony: collaborate with CPA’s General Counsel and outside counsel on developing testimony and filings for regulatory proceedings at the CPUC
• Procurement and Compliance Support: work with CPA’s Power Planning and Procurement Division and wholesale energy marketer to ensure that compliance requirements are met and that procurement decisions are made with a full understanding of potential regulatory developments
• Board Relations: write effective staff reports and make clear presentations at Board and Committee meetings, along with jointly staffing, together with CPA’s Policy Director, the Board’s standing Legislative and Regulatory Committee.
• Executive Support: assist the Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, and General Counsel in developing an organization-wide regulatory strategy consistent with CPA’s market presence and unique geographic characteristics
Qualifications: Candidates must have experience in a regulatory setting including at the CPUC. Knowledge of the political and regulatory landscape impacting CCAs is a must. Experience working with lawyers on regulatory issues is a must.
Start date: ASAP. Position open until filled. Salary and Benefits: CPA offers competitive salaries benchmarked against other CCAs and public agencies. Benefits include health care, a 401(k)-like match program, paid vacation, and sick leave. This is not a civil service position.
Culture: CPA fosters a culture of open communication, responsibility, and intellectual curiosity. As a small team seeking to build the largest CCA in California, high levels of trust and mission alignment will be key to individual and team success.
Commitment to Diversity: CPA is made up of geographically and socioeconomically diverse members and intends to build a staff reflecting that diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for all positions.
Candidates should send a resume along with a succinct and well-written cover letter and three references to [email protected]