Fresh Energy is the only independent energy non-profit focused exclusively on developing market based energy policies that work for all Minnesotans. Our staff of economic, legal, science, policy, communications, and engagement experts has experience working with all actors in the space – ranging from utilities and those in the energy industry to regulators and lawmakers. By working purely in the public interest, we are able to push for innovative solutions while accepting the incremental changes that can help moves things forward.


The successful candidate in this part-time (approximately 20 hours average per week, flexible for the right candidate) temporary (3-4 months, flexible for the right person) position will work on high impact data analysis and related research projects to support the work of the organization’s active energy savings and utility rates research.


Help support and develop Fresh Energy’s work on energy savings and rate design policy program areas, through the following:

  • Conduct research and data analysis on specific areas of utility energy efficiency programs, analyzing past utility performance and comparison with other states. Work requires significant data analysis, identifying sources of data and information in utility and regulatory filings, synthesizing information both verbally and in writing, and making strategic recommendations based on research and analysis.
  • Analyze energy savings costs and performance in comparison to utility generation resources, and assist in preparing written comments on utility plans.
  • Research alternative utility rate design methodologies, prepare rate design option proposals, and analyze competing proposals for senior staff.
  • Synthesize existing policy, legislative, legal, technical, and/or financial analyses conducted as related to relevant policy proposals, changes, and approaches.
  • In collaboration with communications staff and if/as required for the project, occasionally create infographics and related data charts and/or publish web content, social media content, or other policy program information for publication or broader dissemination.


  • Bachelor’s degree or a minimum of one year of experience in energy and/or climate policy, or similar project/program experience in these areas. Experience must include strong research and quantitative skills, and written communication skills.  Experience in finance or economics preferred.
  • Strong interest in renewable energy and energy efficiency policies, and how these policies work with utility business models.
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, including the ability to listen to, understand, and engage others.
  • Proven analytic ability, creativity, and vision to identify new opportunities for policy advancement.


  • A completed or in-progress Master’s degree in a related field.
  • Experience working in electricity markets policy program areas, such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, or similar areas.
  • Demonstrated skill in systems analysis and/or modeling, statistics, regulatory analysis, and/or energy finance.


E-mail cover letter and resume to Sarah Weiss at No phone calls, please.