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Intern - Power System Model Management

ISO New England Inc., One Sullivan Road, Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States of America Req #390
Monday, September 2, 2019
ISO New England oversees the 24/7 operation of the power grid that covers the six-states of  New England and administers the region’s $10+ billion “stock exchange” for the buying and selling of wholesale electricity. The power system is constantly evolving as new technologies emerge and energy policies evolve. There is a lot going on at our organization behind the scenes to make sure the grid continuously yields reliable electricity at competitive prices while addressing the unique challenges that come along with our industry.
Intern - Model Administration & Support, Power System Model Management
The Power System Modeling Department is tasked with design, testing and implementation of power system model changes to the ISO Energy Management System (EMS) with focus on power system applications, including power flow, state estimation, contingency analysis, and markets applications. This intern will be assisting Power System Modeling with data handling, updating the New England model, creating planning study cases for Transmission Owners, updating generation profiles by collating data from various sources and reviewing and maintaining contingencies, project data, load profiles, and resource data.

How You Will Make an Impact:

  • Upload and maintain the above mentioned data to Model On Demand application and the Basecase Database
  • Assist MOD Engineers with routine data-intensive tasks related to steady state and stability cases
  • Perform preliminary review of modeling data received to correct gross data, syntax, and convention errors

What We Look For: 
  • Excellent analytical skills 
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Detail-oriented candidates with strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work both in a team environment and independently  
  • PSS/E experience 
Minimum Education Level: Rising Undergraduate Senior or Graduate Student 
Preferred Majors: Electrical Engineering, Power Systems
To be eligible for the internship candidate must have completed at least the first year of college and be currently enrolled in a four year or graduate-level academic program. Candidates must have the authority to work in the US on a permanent basis, without requiring sponsorship.

Equal Opportunity
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer. Applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, creed, color, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, disability, status as a veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard.
Drug Free Environment 
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
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Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Job Start Date Monday, June 1, 2020
  • Job End Date Friday, August 14, 2020
  • ISO New England Inc., One Sullivan Road, Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States of America