The Manager of Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Strategy will create and implement a DER strategy for one of California's largest CCAs covering the full range of DER resources including generation, storage, and demand response. This is an exciting opportunity to increase local renewable energy usage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Bay Area. This person will work under the supervision of the CEO and in close collaboration with the Director of Power Resources, the Director of Energy Programs and the Director of Customer Care. The ideal candidate will have at least five – seven years of directly related experience. More information is available below and at www.peninsulacleanenergy.com.
About Peninsula Clean Energy
Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) is the community choice energy program (known as a "CCA") for San Mateo County. PCE's customer base includes almost 300,000 accounts, serving a population of 765,000, with a total electrical load of almost 4 million megawatt-hours. PCE is the fifth operating CCE in California and launched in October 2016.
PCE is the electricity provider for all electricity accounts in the 20 communities in San Mateo County (Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, Colma, Daly City, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Pacifica, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, South San Francisco, and Woodside) as well as the unincorporated county. The city councils of each city were unanimous in their support for joining PCE.
Examples of Duties:
PCE has a goal to meet 100% of our customer's load with renewable energy by 2025. PCE expects implementation of DERs to play a significant role in meeting this goal. The Manager of DER Strategy will create a distributed generation strategy and launch procurement efforts to develop opportunities to employ DERs in San Mateo County. The Manager of DER Strategy will work closely with key internal and external stakeholders (including developers, technology providers, site hosts, regulators, and board members), coordinate local community-based renewable/GHG-free energy projects, and participate in Board of Directors meetings as well as community events. The Manager of DER Strategy is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with these key stakeholder groups, and for communicating PCE's central messages consistently.
The salary for this position is commensurate with experience. Peninsula Clean Energy offers competitive benefits.
Education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in business, economics, engineering, environmental planning or a related field and a minimum of five to seven years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities described above including working at a project developer, on DER programs in the utility industry, and/or with a CCA program. Master's degree in business administration is desirable.
Experience and Knowledge:
No direct supervisory role anticipated at this time, but this could change as PCE grows over time.
Submit application materials to:
with a subject line: "Manager DER Strategy: Your Name"
The application materials must include:
For more information about this position please call Peninsula Clean Energy at 1-866-966-0110.