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Elemental Excelerator

Utility Tariff Expert



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2023
This is a San Francisco based position that is currently remote and will have a hybrid schedule once we return to office. We are open to candidates willing to relocate to the San Francisco Bay Area.
Geli (Growing Energy Labs, Inc.) provides software and business solutions to design, connect, and operate energy storage systems ranging in size from residential to utility-scale, as well as grid-tied, microgrid, and off-grid systems. Geli’s suite of products creates an ecosystem where project developers, OEMs, financiers, and project operators can deploy advanced energy projects using a seamless hardware-agnostic software platform.
Geli is a subsidiary of Hanwha Q CELLS, one of the world’s largest photovoltaic manufacturers most recognized for its high-performance, high-quality solar cells and modules.
Geli is committed to helping make the planet a cleaner, better place to live, both with our software products and through our everyday actions.
Imagine a world where there is less reliance on non-renewable power, where you source your electricity from your neighbors rather than from power stations hundreds of miles away and software makes the best possible use of the solar, wind, and battery storage available. This is our vision.
We are looking for enthusiastic colleagues that are not only fluent in technology, but also share our vision of a world running on 100% renewable energy.
We are looking for an experienced Utility Tariff Expert to join our team to help build the cutting-edge energy storage dispatch software.
You will serve as a subject matter expert on utility electricity tariff and related utility regulatory policies. As a Utility Tariff Expert, you will be responsible for managing and analyzing utility electricity tariffs and corresponding regulations to ensure that our software is optimized for our customers' needs. You will conduct research on electricity tariffs and summarize the key tariff characteristics to support tariff related software product roadmap and strategy. You will work closely with our product and engineering teams to develop and implement tariff-related features and functionality and will provide expert guidance on tariff-related issues to our customers and partners.


  • Conduct research on current and future electricity tariffs and regulatory trends and summarize the key tariff characteristics to support tariff-related software product roadmap and strategy
  • Analyze and interpret tariff/regulatory documents, provide support in understanding tariffs, and translate technical concepts to a broader audience, including product, engineering teams, and customers
  • Work closely with product and engineering teams to develop and implement tariff-related features and functionality.
  • Serve as the primary internal representative for the third-party tariff database by owning the communication with the database provider and answering questions regarding the tariff database.
  • Provide expert guidance on tariff-related issues to our customers and partners.
  • Stay up-to-date on changes in electricity tariffs and related policy developments and communicate these changes to internal teams and customers
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in the energy industry, including utilities, regulatory bodies, and industry associations.
  • Support sales and marketing teams with tariff-related information and expertise
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, economics, energy, or a related field
  • 3+ years of experience working with complex electricity tariffs, either at a utility, at a consulting firm, at RTO/ISO, or on a public utilities commission
  • Strong understanding of complex commercial and industrial (C&I) electricity tariffs in the U.S.
  • Knowledge of utility regulatory policies and practices, tariffs, rate cases and filings
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong analytic skills and excellent attention to detail


  • Familiarity with utility bill management through energy storage, or other dispatchable distributed energy resources (DERs) like demand response, electric vehicles, and other smart appliances.
  • Experience working with utilities and electricity tariffs in the California, New York, Massachusetts, New York, Illinois, New Jersey, and Texas preferred.
  • Experience in rate design, cost of service studies, and regulated utility analysis preferred
  • Familiarity with optimization algorithms applications in the energy sector
Competitive salary commensurate with experience
Competitive benefits offerings
Conveniently accessible location in downtown San Francisco
Flexible work-from-home-office opportunities, as determined by the position and job duties
Cigna and Kaiser options - available by region
Cigna Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans, both have options with a $0 paycheck contribution
Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Cigna medical plan
Company-paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term, and long-term disability insurance
Voluntary benefits include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance
401(k) with a 4% employer match
3 weeks of paid Parental Leave
Sick time- 72 hours frontloaded per calendar year
Vacation time (Flex time), and 13 Paid Holidays
Health Advocate wellness and concierge services
Wellness programs with our benefits providers
Commuter benefits
Bereavement leave- 5 paid days
Make a difference: join a group of people who are passionate about renewable energy
Have an impact: the company is still small enough that everyone’s contribution has a significant impact on the success of the company
Many opportunities to lead teams, and projects, and contribute to development
Casual professional working environment: there’s no need to dress up, just present your best self
Work collaboratively in a diverse environment- we commit to reaching better decisions by respecting opinions and working through disagreements
We value the insights that a diverse team can bring. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in tech.
Growing Energy Labs, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.