Minneapolis, MN
Full Time

Regulatory and Legislative Affairs

This position reports directly to the director of regulatory and legislative affairs and will support US Solar’s participation and tracking of various state and federal regulatory dockets and stakeholder processes. Significant time will be spent writing regulatory comments and motions. The position will also be responsible for review and analysis of state and federal legislation, program rules, and utility contracts, tariffs, and RFPs. Position is ideal for a JD or masters degree graduate with a strong interest in energy policy and regulatory engagement. Strong writing skills are required, along with the ability to effectively represent US Solar in regulatory workshops and stakeholder groups regarding technical topics such as utility interconnection, rates, and program design.

Key Responsibilities

  • Monitor, review, and summarize state legislation, regulatory dockets, and administrative proceedings regarding solar and energy storage policies, including but not limited to program rules, solar rates, and utility interconnection.
  • Track and assimilate policy and docket information accurately and quickly, to communicate the business impact of regulatory proposals and decisions to the relevant teams within US Solar.
  • Work directly with members of US Solar’s development, origination, and financial teams to develop policy positions for regulatory filings.
  • Draft and file regulatory comments, information requests, and other regulatory submissions.
  • Participate in regulatory stakeholder workshops and proceedings.
  • Support US Solar’s project development and construction teams as needed with respect to utility regulatory matters.
  • Assist director of regulatory and legislative affairs with other matters as assigned.

Core Proficiencies

  • Requirements

  • JD, MPP, or MS-STEP degree preferred. Ideal candidate will also have 1 to 3 years of relevant experience in the renewable energy industry.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and personal communication skills, including the ability to communicate complicated and technical policy points effectively.
  • Relevant knowledge of issues impacting solar and energy storage industries
  • Ability to achieve policy and market goals in state regulatory processes
  • Willingness and ability to set priorities and deliver under tight deadlines in a heavy workload setting
  • Computer literacy, including word-processing, spreadsheet analysis, project scheduling and data management software.
  • Motivated and detailed-oriented team player interested in continually learning and taking on additional and more complex responsibilities.

  • About US Solar

    US Solar is a developer, owner, operator, and financier of solar and solar + storage projects, with a focus on emerging state markets, community solar programs, distributed generation and small-scale utility projects nationwide. US Solar is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We believe diverse teams and diverse perspectives lead to better outcomes and breakthrough thinking, which are differentiators in any business and fundamental to our long-term success.

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    Please email cover letter and resume to: careers@us-solar.com Email subject should read “Regulatory and Legislative Affairs”

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