Advisor, Application Policy & Conservation
The Application Policy and Conservation (AP&C) group is a high-performing team responsible for managing and processing all operational policy projects and Board proceedings related to conservation, climate change, and infrastructure alternatives (e.g., deployment of non-wires and non-pipes alternatives. The AP&C team is currently seeking a Policy Advisor who can have a material impact on the evolution of Ontario’s energy sector in the context of the energy transition. Recent work undertaken by Advisors on the team includes:
- Convening and supporting an expert working group providing advice to support the development of a 2026-2030 natural gas conservation plan.
- Supporting the development of a Benefit-Cost Analysis framework to evaluate and compare the financial, energy system, and societal costs and benefits of non-wires solutions (e.g., distributed energy storage, local generation) vs. traditional pole & wire infrastructure.
- Processing the first-ever application to consider meeting a gas system need through investment in pipeline alternatives (e.g., electrification, conservation, compressed natural gas delivery on peak-demand days), thereby deferring or avoiding the need to invest in pipeline infrastructure.
If you’re a high performer with relevant expertise and experience, consider joining the AP&C team.
About The OEB
Recognized as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2023, we are Ontario’s independent regulator of the electricity and natural gas sectors. We are compelled by our desire to become a globally recognized top-tier regulatory agency. We are passionate about the environment and motivated by our want to enable innovation within the energy sector. We are committed to the economic and social development of Ontario and work every single day to deliver public value to Ontarians. We are a diverse, driven, transparent and thoughtful team, and are accountable to each other, the sector, and the customers we serve.
- Undertake research and analysis on policy, regulatory, and technical topics related to energy efficiency, energy savings analysis, estimation of energy savings potential, and cost-benefit savings analysis
- Process regulatory applications including preparing schedules and procedural documents (notices, procedural orders, interlocutory decisions, etc.), developing interrogatories and technical conference questions, formulating staff submissions, and assisting in the preparation of Decisions and Orders (under the direction of the OEB panel).
- Support the development of policies related to electricity and natural gas applications by conducting policy research and preparing presentations, letters, reports, and other documentation with policy recommendations
- Plan and coordinate stakeholder sessions and/or working groups
- Assist senior advisors to procure and manage consultants, including defining project scope, evaluating consultant proposals, providing consultants with guidance and data, reviewing and providing feedback on deliverables, and ensuring the work is successfully completed on-time and on-budget
- Monitor the energy and regulatory policy environment including legislation and regulations
- Undergraduate degree in public policy, economics, engineering, or related discipline
- Experience in a regulated industry, public utility or energy service provider is preferred
- 2-3 years of experience dealing with research and analysis
- 2-3 years of experience dealing with policy development and review
- Polished and professional verbal, interpersonal, presentation, analytical, and written communication skills
- Experience performing jurisdictional reviews and providing recommendations
- Experience in energy efficiency savings analysis and/or cost-benefit analysis would be an asset
- Microsoft Office skills are required