Public Utility Analyst

· Charleston, South Carolina
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $60 - 80,000

South Carolina Coastal Conservation League

Position Description

Energy Analyst


Classification: Full-time, salaried

Reports to: Senior Program Director, Energy


The Coastal Conservation League is a nonprofit conservation organization that has been a leading force for energy regulatory reform, renewable energy, and energy efficiency at the state legislature and as a frequent intervenor in South Carolina Public Service Commission proceedings.


The Coastal Conservation League is searching for a full-time Energy Analyst who may be based in either our Columbia or Charleston office. The ideal candidate must be a self-starter and a team player who enjoys working in a fast-paced, social, dynamic work environment and managing diverse projects in an intense high-pressure setting. He/she must demonstrate creative problem-solving skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and constant attention to detail.

Summary of Duties:

The Energy Analyst will closely track PSC filings and research and analyze issues that arise in electric utility resource planning, ratemaking, energy efficiency, renewable energy, distributed generation, and energy equity.  The Analyst will work with the Senior Program Director - Energy, and multiple partners to present findings and recommendations to stakeholders and decision makers in support of organizational goals.

Principal responsibilities will include:

  • Maintaining current knowledge of national and regional electric sector policy, regulatory, and market developments.
  • Assessing near- and long-term electric sector clean energy potential and strategies in SC.
  • Identifying regulatory barriers to deployment of clean energy in SC electric sector.
  • Identifying Public Service Commission dockets of strategic importance.
  • Conducting technical research and analysis to inform content of docket filings.
  • Drafting, reviewing, and editing comment letters, testimony, and exhibits for docket filings.
  • Organizing and/or participating in meetings with utilities, regulatory staff, other government staff, business leaders, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, and media relating to utility policy and regulation.
  • Providing technical and strategic input within Conservation League legislative efforts relating to utility policy and regulation.

As part of the broader team at the Conservation League, the Energy Analyst will support efforts to fight climate change.  Experience working with electric vehicle policy, beneficial electrification, and local government energy policy is a plus.

Desired Competencies and Skills:

  • Knowledge of cost-of-service ratemaking.
  • Knowledge of electric utility energy efficiency, distributed generation, and planning policy.
  • Knowledge of economic and financial analysis methods.
  • Ability to communicate technical information to a variety of audiences.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong quantitative analysis skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing social and environmental justice.

Supervises: NA


Work Environment

The job normally operates in a professional office environment; the COVID-19 crisis has altered normal operations, with flexibility in working from home being the current status.  This role routinely uses technology equipment such as computers, projectors, and conference lines.  Additionally, this position works within the community to attend meetings, hearings, lunches, and events.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use hands, and climb stairs.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


Less than 10% if located in Columbia.  Potential frequent short trips if located in Charleston.


Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in relevant field; graduate degree preferred, and at least 3 years’ relevant experience in the energy and climate policy field.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.  Other duties may be required in the job as requested by the Supervisor.

Value Proposition

The Coastal Conservation League offers a competitive suite of benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance; short- and long-term disability; life insurance, 403(b) retirement and generous paid time off policies.

The South Carolina Coastal Conservation League is an equal opportunity employer. The Conservation League does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.




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  • Location
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $60 - 80,000