Director of Storage and Interconnection Policy

Company Information

Our client is a leader in the solar energy industry and works with over 1,000 global brands with a mission to promote solar power use in America. This goal is supported through the promotion of pro-solar policies at various levels of government and through the press. Our client’s employees take pride in knowing that they do work that helps to improve the energy future of their country while strengthening the economy.

The Role

Our client seeks a Director of Storage and Interconnection Policy who can act as an expert on this subject and help support a variety of tasks within the organization. This role will work with the Senior Director of Utility Regulation and Policy as well as multiple other organizational leaders. The role requires a focus on technical and policy concerns as well as regulation of markets related to energy storage and interconnection advocacy. This will be carried out through direct contact with various governmental agencies and leaders and with the help of the company’s communications, research, and technical services teams. This role can at times also involve providing expert testimony and participating in working groups.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Give technical support in stakeholder proceedings
  • Support federal and state regulatory proceedings as needed
  • Act as an expert witness
  • Be an expert on technical aspects of interconnection for solar and energy storage resources
  • Work with technical service teams within the organization
  • Give guidance and insight to organizational executives’ project developments and planning
  • Communicate with company working groups as needed
  • Assist with recruiting of potential companies to work on energy storage concerns
  • Work with lobbyists and consultants during regulatory proceedings
  • Collaborate across various company departments including research, communications, and federal affairs teams
  • Create talking points as needed by communications staff

Qualifications & Requirements

  • B.A. in a related field
  • 5+ years of experience in a related field
  • Can translate technical issues for various audiences
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Understand energy and storage markets and opportunities
  • Strong insight in interconnection rules and standards
  • Prior experience originating and developing solar and/or storage projects is a plus
  • Experience with policy advocacy related to energy storage, solar and interconnection is desired, but not required
Job Category: Policy
Job Location: Remote

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