This opportunity is to support EPRI”s Transmission Operations and Planning team in projects related to renewable integration. We are looking for a student engineer to support power system simulations, data analysis and software tool development for variable generation integration research projects related to procurement of operating reserves, advanced operational simulations, market operations and flexibility assessment.
This is an opportunity to gain experience in modeling of power system and market operations and/or power system flexibility assessment, areas that EPRI has been leading in the past few years. It also provides the opportunity to get exposure to issues faced in real-world power systems, and be part of meaningful projects working with utilities and ISOs across the world. We are looking for someone who has completed, or is close to completing a PhD or Masters in the below areas.
The role will include the following activities:
- Performing simulations and analyzing results from production cost simulations and other tools that focus on steady-state operations and economics of power system operations
- Supporting research tool development for modeling of power system planning and operations, particularly related to power system scheduling (unit commitment and economic dispatch), pumped storage hydro scheduling, operating reserves and, potentially, resource adequacy assessment
- Data analysis and support in report writing and presentation of materials
The ideal candidate should have the following capabilities:
- Strong understanding of power system operations, unit commitment and economic dispatch and strong analytical skills is required
- Expertise in power system operations simulation, particularly with production cost modeling tools, is important; FESTIV or PSO experience is preferred
- Ability to work with and analyze large datasets is preferred
- Experience with resource adequacy and resource planning studies is helpful
- Experience in wind integration or solar integration studies and analysis is preferred
- Experience in pumped hydro resource modeling and analysis is helpful
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