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Senior Utility Analyst

Date Posted:  Nov 23, 2021
Requisition ID:  286697

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC): 

The OUCC’s mission is to represent all Indiana consumers to ensure quality, reliable utility services at the most reasonable prices possible through dedicated advocacy, consumer education and creative problem solving.  For more information about the OUCC, visit the website at www.in.gov/oucc, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/IndianaOUCC, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/IndianaOUCC.    


Salary Information: 

The starting salary for this position typically starts at $52,100.00 but may be commensurate with education and/or experience.

About the Job:

You will work with the Deputy Consumer Counselor for Federal Affairs to:

1) support the representation of Indiana customers in matters being considered by regional transmission organizations (RTOs), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), any other applicable federal agencies, and the federal courts.

2) support federal-related proceedings at the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC).

3) analyze impacts related to such matters on Indiana state-level regulation.  

This position provides economic and public policy related technical advice and expertise in a number of areas, including:  RTO and utility market impacts and design on Indiana ratepayers, analyses of existing and proposed laws and regulations, RTO and utility rates and ratemaking proceedings, the implications of environmental compliance issues, matters of public policy, and acceptable standards of RTO and utility operations for the Agency.  Duties are performed with limited to moderate supervision while acting as a stakeholder process technical representative and developer of technical comments on federal issues.  Reports directly to the Deputy Consumer Counselor for Federal Affairs.

A Day in the Life:

  • Performing market and public policy analyses to support the representation of Indiana ratepayers’ interests in RTO stakeholder processes and in regulatory proceedings before FERC and other federal agencies, as well as in related regulatory proceedings before the IURC.
  • Participating in the RTO stakeholder processes on behalf of Indiana ratepayers as well as participating in consumer advocate groups associated with the RTOs such as the Consumer Advocates of the PJM States, the Organization of MISO States, and the MISO consumer advocates. 
  • Evaluating energy issues on a regional basis as they relate to RTOs and other federal issues.
  • Analyzing the impacts of wholesale energy market design, environmental compliance, and other federal regulatory changes on Indiana utility regulation and Indiana’s retail customers, including assessing the costs, risks and benefits of alternative market designs and regulatory approaches.
  • Developing positions in relation to proposed laws and regulations pertaining to federal regulatory issues and presenting ideas through well written work products such as written comments, filed testimony, whitepapers, and discovery responses.
  • Representing the OUCC through oral presentations and multilateral discussions in federally related industry meetings including collaborative stakeholder processes, settlement discussions, and technical conferences.
  • Providing persuasive written and/or oral comments and testimony in docketed proceedings before FERC, any other federal agencies, and the IURC.
  • Working with a wide range of other parties, as well as in multi-disciplinary teams that may include attorneys, economists, accountants, engineers, and other specialists.
    Contributes to overall Agency goals.  Reviews current utility regulatory practices and theories.  
  • Gains Agency value through personal development.  
  • All other duties as assigned.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • BA/BS Degree in Economics, Public Policy, or related field with accompanying industry or regulatory experience of at least 3 years.
  • MA or other advanced degree in Economics, Public Policy, Finance, Engineering, CPA or MBA a plus.
  • Knowledge of utility and regulatory practices and procedures is desired but not required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must demonstrate an ability to excel with limited supervision as well as in a work group setting.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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