PURA is a quasi-judicial agency that implements the State’s energy, climate, and infrastructure policies through its regulation of Connecticut's investor-owned utilities and its jurisdiction over competitive energy and telecommunications markets. We are statutorily-charged with ensuring the State’s electric, natural gas, water, and telecommunications public service companies provide safe, clean, reliable, and affordable utility service and infrastructure to the public. PURA’s mission is essential to advancing the State’s energy, economic, and environmental goals and is critical to maintaining public health and a robust economy.
PURA interprets and applies statutes and regulations governing all aspects of Connecticut’s utility sector.
Among other things, PURA:
Sets the rates charged by investor-owned utilities,
Advances the modernization of the electric distribution system,
Implements federal requirements for natural gas pipeline safety,
Ensures adequate water system infrastructure investments,
Reviews mergers and acquisitions,
Provides education and outreach for consumers, and
Regulates the expansion of telecommunications infrastructure.
The CAE unit is tasked with overseeing Connecticut's statutory and public policy programs that seek to increase the deployment of clean and renewable energy and improve customer affordability, along with associated utility regulatory ratemaking processes and mechanisms. Further, CAE staff support the ongoing efforts of PURA's Equitable Modern Grid (EMG) Framework to modernize utility regulation, enhance customer access to clean and affordable service, and improve public utility performance in support of the State's ambitious greenhouse gas emission targets and renewable energy deployment goals.
For example, the CAE unit is responsible for overseeing the following utility-administered programs:
Electric Vehicle Charging Program
Energy Storage Solutions Program
Residential Renewable Energy Solutions Program
Non-Residential Renewable Energy Solutions Program
Shared Clean Energy Facility Program
Utility bill assistance programs
In addition, CAE staff may assist other units with PURA's performance-based regulation framework, utility rate cases, and other matters. Most work will focus on the electric utility industry, but may also include other utilities, such as gas and water.
Responsibilities of this position include:
Conducting technical research and analysis on topics assigned to the CAE unit including, but not limited to, renewable energy, affordability, grid modernization, and rate mechanisms, among others;
Acting as project manager for discrete agency investigations, as assigned;
Developing procedural schedules for all dockets under their purview in order to ensure that the Authority's objectives for each proceeding are achieved and all standard practices are followed;
Assisting in the preparation of draft decisions; and
Performing other related tasks as deemed necessary.
This is a full time position (40 hours) Monday-Friday located in our New Britain office. Teleworking opportunities are available.