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Director, External Affairs The candidate will report to the SVP, Governmental and Regulatory Affairs. Will be responsible for managing Calpine’s ERCOT market regulatory activities for assets located within ERCOT, Direct internal and external resources to maximize value of Calpine’s assets by proactively proposing new rules or changes to existing rules within ERCOT stakeholder processes. Develop ERCOT market design policies and rules in coordination with Calpine’s Origination, Development, Power Operations, and Legal departments. Perform and/or direct internal analyses of proposed market changes. Advocate for or against ERCOT market design rules by representing Calpine within the ERCOT’s stakeholder processes, as well as before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Texas State Legislative and industry organizations. Build coalitions to achieve Calpine’s desired outcome. Actively communicate the status, timeline, and implications of various ongoing stakeholder discussions. Manage the activities of outside consultants and/or outside counsel. Identify and utilize outside services when it is cost effective. Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, engineering, or related field, Master’s Degree, or JD degree is highly desirable. Must have 8-10 years’ experience in the electric power industry with demonstrated experience in electric system and/or power plant operations, structuring and drafting market rules, and effectively communicating with government and regulatory agencies. Specific experience in ERCOT energy markets is mandatory. Experience with regulatory and market structure analysis and support of regulatory positions is essential. Very strong oral and written communication skills are essential.
Requisition Number 17-0353
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