Are you an experienced professional with an interest in public utility regulation? Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) currently has the following job openings.

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 Title  Position Details Applications Due
 Rate Specialist

PURA currently has an exciting opportunity for an energy professional to join the Clean and Affordable Energy (CAE) Unit within the Office of Technical and Regulatory Analysis as a Rate Specialist (similar to Research Analyst) located in New Britain.

The CAE Unit is tasked with oversight of the statutory and public policy programs that seek to increase the deployment of clean energy and improve customer affordability, along with the associated regulatory ratemaking processes and mechanisms. Further, CAE staff support the ongoing efforts of PURA’s Equitable Modern Grid Framework to enhance customer access to clean and affordable service, in support of the state’s climate and renewable energy goals.

For example, the CAE Unit is responsible for overseeing the following:

Ultimately, CAE strives to increase the deployment of clean energy and improve customer affordability. In addition, CAE staff may assist other units with PURA’s performance-based regulation framework, utility rate cases, and other matters. Most work will focus on the electric utility industry, but may also include other utilities, such as gas and water.

The position will be located at Ten Franklin Square, New Britain, CT, with an opportunity for a hybrid teleworking arrangement.

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July 18, 2022 
 Research Analysts (2)
PURA has an opportunity for two (2) Research Analysts in its dynamic new Utility Performance and Analysis unit focused on innovative approaches to realizing Connecticut's public policy goals, including advancing the state's ambitious greenhouse gas emission targets, modernizing utility regulation, and improving public utility performance.

The Research Analyst will support the work of UPA in meeting these goals in effectuating the agency's Equitable Modern Grid (EMG) initiative. Through the EMG initiative, PURA has already developed new programs such as the Energy Storage Solutions Program and the Electric Vehicle Charging Program, and is currently working to:
  • Advance innovative approaches to deploying novel technologies;
  • Improve the integration and interconnection of distributed energy resources;
  • Provide opportunities for non-wires solutions to replace traditional poles and wires;
  • And increase grid resilience and equitable outcomes for all ratepayers. 

This position may also assist PURA in establishing a performance-based regulation (PBR) framework for the state's electric distribution companies (EDCs). The PBR proceeding is a comprehensive review of Connecticut's EDC regulatory approach with the potential to transform EDC incentives and business models to ensure alignment with the public interest and policy goals such as greenhouse gas emissions reduction and customer empowerment. Additionally, the Research Analyst will aid with implementation of key portions of Public Act 20-5, known as the "Take Back Our Grid" Act, and Public Act No. 21-159, An Act Concerning Equitable Access to Broadband.

Further, the Research Analyst may also support PURA's future investigation(s) into the utilities' distribution planning practices and analysis. 

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July 27, 2022