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Ameren Distributed Energy Resources Policy & Tariff Specialist in St. Louis, Missouri

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About The Position

The Distributed Energy Resources Policy & Tariff Specialist is responsible for coordinating and executing on necessary changes to the Company's state regulated tariffs, business practices, and policies arising from the implementation of FERC's order 2222 permitting the aggregation of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) by third party entities for participation in wholesale markets. This position will monitor state, FERC, and MISO developments associated with DER aggregation and assess impacts on the Company's state regulated operations, while developing strategies to comply with state/FERC/MISO requirements that also ensure retail customers are protected from potential adverse impacts of the implementation of third-party aggregation of DER.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to regulatory efforts regarding updating tariffs and MPSC rules as necessary to protect customers and prevent rate shifts/subsidies relating to aggregator activity with Company customers.

  • Sponsoring or assisting with testimony or comments in MPSC dockets.

  • Communicating with or assisting with communications with MPSC Technical Staff or MPSC FERC Staff.

  • Coordinate from regulatory standpoint with other areas of the Company (e.g., EM&T, Demand-Side Management Group, Digital, ED/Transmission) aggregation activities of the Company.

  • Participate in development of Company strategy and any resulting programs in Company’s role as an aggregator competing with third-party aggregators.

  • Monitor, stay abreast of, and participate in state/RTO/federal aggregation-related meetings/workshops/proceedings from standpoint of Ameren Missouri as a rate-regulated vertically integrated electric utility.

  • Analyze and communicate the impact and timing of RTO and other regulatory activities to internal stakeholders.

  • Advocate Ameren positions in external forums and develop industry coalitions to improve Ameren ability to influence RTO and other regulatory policies.

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited College or University required; specialization in a business or technical discipline preferred. MBA preferred. Five or more years of utility or business project management experience is required Two or more years of experience in tariff analysis, policy analysis or application, energy market experience related to trading, power supply, market operations, or marketing functions in an established RTO required. MISO market experience strongly preferred. Experience with state or federal regulatory bodies strongly, preferred. Experience with state ratemaking and state PSC rulemaking preferred, especially in vertically integrated state. Experience in RTO markets with aggregation of resources in RTO markets preferred.

In addition to the above qualifications, the successful candidate will demonstrate:

Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of leadership and personnel across a multitude of technical disciplines required. Strong technical writing skills required. Critical thinking skills and the ability to make and defend risk-based judgments regarding the interpretation and application of requirements for compliance required. Demonstrated ability to lead change and to garner support from others for needed changes required. Deadline and goal oriented; highly organized with great attention to detail required.

Additional Information

Ameren’s selection process includes a series of interviews and may include candidate testing and/or an individual aptitude or skill-based assessment. Specific details will be provided to qualified candidates.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, genetic information, military service or status, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other class, trait, or status protected by law.

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