The Lead Policy Developer is responsible for leading the development of the ISO market changes to achieve a low carbon electric system that serves electricity customers, while ensuring that the ISO's tariff provisions provide sufficient available resources with the right attributes in the ISO's markets for the reliable and efficient operation of the electric grid. This opportunity will have a direct role in shaping the future of the electrical energy industry by leading policy development in areas such as:
Enhancing the ISO markets and promoting policies to provide for the efficient development, retention, and dispatch of an optimal fleet of transmission and distribution connected resources
Developing enhancements to resource supply adequacy and procurement provisions
Developing new market rules and products to enable new resource technologies and distributed energy resources to effectively participate in the ISO market to provide grid services
Decarbonization of the electricity and transportation sectors
Operational, environmental, and cost benefits from a larger regional electric grid
Customer adoption of new technologies to efficiently manage energy use
This role partners with and leads internal teams, industry participants, and other stakeholders through the policy development process. Ensures that resource supply adequacy provisions and any new resource types work efficiently with the ISO's market design. Advocates California ISO policy positions in the development of new state and federal regulations.
What's In it for You
Our purpose is to lead the way to a decarbonized, reliable and efficient grid. Each day, we make a difference and impact millions of people who depend on electricity.
You get to work on the most current complex problems, interfacing with leaders throughout the industry through our open stakeholder process, to find and create the solutions that will drive the grid of the future.
You will work in an extremely collaborative environment with some of the best in the industry.
You will be challenged, be part of a winning team, and your contributions will be rewarded and recognized.
What You Will Be Doing
Effectively manage meetings with internal and external stakeholders and industry participants, consider stakeholder input, address stakeholder concerns, and communicate proposed actions to address identified needs.
Evaluate, propose, and develop enhancements to the ISO's markets to ensure efficient market operations and electric grid reliability and to facilitate achievement of corporate goals and strategic objectives.
Identify technical and regulatory barriers and create solutions to enable the integration of distributed energy resources into the ISO market.
Identify enhancements to resource supply adequacy and procurement provisions to ensure efficient market operations and electric and gas grid reliability.
Evaluate, propose, and develop ISO positions on related policies being considered by public agencies, such as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and state agencies.
Actively engage in regulatory proceedings to represent ISO policies and positions.
Effectively communicate issues and proposed enhancements in writing and orally. Develop substantial white papers that effectively communicate complex issues. Provide significant input into ISO tariff and other regulatory filings. Make oral presentations to internal and external audiences that effectively communicate complex issues.
Develop, facilitate, and provide leadership on cross-departmental teams and projects including regulatory reports, filings and responses.
Develop and manage project schedules. Ensure policy development follows corporate approval and coordination procedures.
Coordinate with implementation teams to ensure ISO market enhancements are appropriately planned and implemented, including ensuring that policies make appropriate trade-offs with implementation effort.
Identify flaws in current policies or other barriers to efficient operation of the current or future ISO energy and ancillary services markets.
Ensure revisions to policies meet organizational needs. Collaborate with colleagues to develop policies and procedures for efficient markets and reliable grid operation.