Eversource Energy Senior FERC Counsel in Boston, Massachusetts
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We are seeking an experienced regulatory attorney to represent the company’s interests in and with respect to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) proceedings, ISO New England Inc. (“ISO-NE”) initiatives, and NEPOOL stakeholder processes.
- -Assumes independent responsibility for litigation and advice with respect to complex regulatory and other legal matters.-Works closely with in-house legal resources, company management and in certain limited cases, outside counsel.-Is a good team player, well organized, and able to identify business-oriented solutions to complex legal problems.-Prepares and reviews tariffs and contracts to ensure that Eversource’s interests are most favorablyadvanced. Participates,often as lead counsel, in negotiations and prepares/reviews contracts and other documents and regulatory pleadings.-Responds to inquiries on legal matters from, and provides legal advice to, Eversource personnel and management, and reviews operations and strategic decisions analyzing legal implications.-Participates in preparation and prosecution of regulatory proceedings before state and federal regulatory agencies by drafting pleadings and testimony, responding to discovery and assisting in the preparation of witnesses and briefs.-Independently handles routine regulatory proceedings. Technical Knowledge/Skill/Education/Licenses/Certifications:
Technical Knowledge/Skill: • Demonstrates fundamental knowledge of FERC policies and initiatives, statutory and regulatory requirements, and reporting and compliance requirements for electric transmission, electric markets, and gas transportation (from the electric and gas distribution company perspectives).• Demonstrates fundamental knowledge of and provides legal counsel on ISO-NE Transmission, Markets and Services Tariff, including ISO-NE planning and interconnection procedures, rules, manual and operating agreements, NEPOOL committee structure and responsibilities, and emerging initiatives, rules, and compliance obligations.• Possesses a strategic understanding of evolving rules at FERC, ISO-NE and other RTOs related to competitive transmission processes is preferred, as is a thorough familiarity with NERC criteria, compliance and NERC/FERC investigations, reporting, and evolving rules.• Possesses a working understanding of the ISO-NE market rules for energy, capacity, ancillary services, and evolving rules at FERC, ISO-NE and other RTOs related to demand response, distributed energy resource aggregation and qualified facilities participation in wholesale markets, as well as the regulatory interplay with New England states’ policies.• Possesses a working understanding of FERC, NERC and ISO-NE rules regarding critical energy infrastructure information and critical infrastructure protection, and the ISO-NE and Eversource transmission tariff structure and formula rates and inputs (e.g., ROE).• Demonstrates a thorough working understanding of, and transactional abilities related to, negotiation and drafting of all manner of FERC-jurisdictional contracts, including: Transmission tariffs, rate schedules and service agreements; Interconnection requirements and agreements; Engineering, procurement, siting, and construction arrangements; Facilities support agreements; Wholesale distribution agreements; Precedent agreements (gas).• Possesses a working knowledge of FERC requirements for public holding companies preferred: Service company requirements; FERC Accounting and audit requirements; Financings; Interlock obligations and reporting; Merger, divestiture and acquisition of FERC jurisdictional assets; Purchase or acquisition of securities; PURPA requirements and applicability to New England markets.• Demonstrates a firm commitment to a culture of compliance, diversity and inclusion.• Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills and legal research abilities. Education: • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school. Bar Admissions :• Admission in good standing to the Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, or Washington DC Bar preferred.• Candidates admitted to practice in another state and in good standing will be considered but will be required to gain admission to the Connecticut or Massachusetts Bar within one year required. Experience: • Minimum 10 years of timely, relevant experience required.• Prefer experience in/supporting an electric or natural gas utility or other highly regulated environment. Experience with renewable technologies regulations, including offshore wind desireable.
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