PPL Corporation Director, Policy & Regulatory Affairs (Safari Energy, a PPL Company) in New York, New York
Director, Policy & Regulatory Affairs (Safari Energy, a PPL Company)
• Research state energy policies, regulatory proceedings, utility tariffs, and incentive programs related to solar and energy storage development, net metering, interconnection rules, and incentives.
• Serve as the in-house expert on key policy drivers shaping the commercial solar market.
• Provide weekly policy/incentive updates to Business Development, Project Development, Finance, and Management through written summaries, presentations, data visuals, and analyses.
• Create and manage a database of regulatory legislation and incentives affecting solar and energy storage development.
• Develop strategies for entering emerging solar and storage markets, breaking down policy barriers, and accelerating growth for solar and energy storage.
• Develop and maintain relationships with federal, state, and local legislative bodies, NGOs, utilities, regulators, incentive agencies, and other relevant stakeholders.
• Develop professional, written comments for the company in response to various solicitations for stakeholder comments through legislative and regulatory proceedings.
• Prepare meeting agendas and memos for internal and external parties.
• Identify and lead the support of key project deadlines and milestones.
Reporting to the VP of Project Development, the Director or Associate of Policy & Regulatory Affairs will act as the subject matter expert on all issues relating to policy, regulatory affairs, and incentives. The Project Development team acts as the liaison between the Business Development, Finance, Engineering, and Operations teams. Project Development is responsible for providing guidance on project origination, coordinating internal teams throughout the life-cycle of projects from feasibility through completion, and managing client communications.
Candidates must meet the basic qualifications and pass all required tests or assessments to receive consideration. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.
• Bachelor’s degree
• 5-10 years experience with a developer, utility company, regulatory agency or firm specializing in power/energy/utilities
• Strong writing and presentation skills
• Ability to develop and maintain relationships with external organizations
• Demonstrated understanding of legislative and regulatory processes pertaining to utilities and energy
• Previous government relations or policy experience in the energy industry
• Proven ability to quickly and accurately solve problems and come up with value added solutions
• Understanding of engineering and renewable energy systems
• Understanding of project and structured finance
• Attention to detail
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.
Regular or Temporary:
• Masters and/or MBA preferred
Full-time or Part-time:
Founded in 2008, Safari Energy is a leading partner for large commercial property owners and tenants to optimize returns and reduce costs through solar power deployment. Safari Energy has delivered more than 200 solar energy projects from New York to Hawaii unlocking economic value for its clients. Safari Energy is the #1 provider of solar services to real estate investment trusts in the U.S. In 2018, Safari Energy joined the PPL Corporation, a Fortune 500 international utility company (NYSE: PPL). As part of one of the world’s largest energy companies, Safari Energy is leading the growth of distributed energy resources, including energy storage and supporting PPL’s role in shaping the future energy grid.