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VP Transmission and Markets – Clean Grid Alliance

Clean Grid Alliance - St. Paul, MN

Clean Grid Alliance (CGA) seeks a VP, Transmission & Markets to lead the organization’s work on expanding transmission across the Midcontinent and between Regional Transmission Organization “seams” and to help create a marketplace at MISO that provides new opportunities for clean energy.​

CGA is looking for an ambitious, personable, self-starter who has a strong drive to tackle difficult work that makes a meaningful difference. The successful candidate will have a track record of achievement in working on clean energy issues, the ability to thoughtfully set and achieve an agenda, work both independently and with a team, and blaze a path forward with a group that has a variety of opinions on a topic.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, engineering consultant, and CGA members, create a multi-year strategic plan for expanding transmission and markets in MISO.​
  • Work to disseminate and gain support for the multi-year roadmap.​
  • Use knowledge and expertise from CGA’s State Advocacy team to inform the state/regional needs that require transmission expansion and enhanced markets.​
  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, engineering consultant, Director/Manager Transmission & Markets, participate in MISO daily/weekly/monthly/quarterly stakeholder meetings (committees, subcommittees, task forces, special projects, Board of Directors week meetings).​
  • Advocate for CGA positions at MISO and related venues.​
  • In conjunction with CGA’s engineering consultant, hold CGA MISO workgroup calls and meetings to inform and discuss issues with CGA members.​

Key qualifications of strong candidates include but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 7-10+ years in technical or policy work in energy or related fields.​
  • Preferred experience working with one or more of the following: MISO, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, U.S. Congress, state public service commissions, the Department of Energy, utilities, renewable energy developers, non-profit organizations, labor groups, or trade associations.​
  • Experience with transmission planning, transmission development, and federal or state electricity policy preferred.​​
  • Experience engaging, influencing, and working collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders across different interests.​
  • Ability to reconcile challenging and diverse viewpoints among non-profit organizations, for-profit renewable energy companies, CGA members, and other organizations with whom CGA is working.​
  • Preferred experience presenting before regulators, policymakers, utilities, and other key stakeholders.​
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously, perform well in a fast-paced environment, and apply good judgment skills.​​​

DRiWaterstone is proud to lead this search on behalf of the Clean Grid Alliance.