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Intern - Power System Resilience

ISO New England Inc., One Sullivan Road, Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States of America Req #373
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: Power System Resilience

Business Architecture and Technology provides business and technical solutions to various business units at ISO New England. The department also conducts research and development in market design and operations, power system planning and operations.The power system resilience intern will help implement the probabilistic model for N-k contingency analysis support integration with the Potential Cascade Mode (PCM) online application.

How You Will Make an Impact: 
  • Understand the probability models for power system contingency analysis
  • Implement software prototypes in Matlab or Python to compute probabilities for N-k contingency scenarios
  • Integrate the protocol with the PCM tool
What We Look For:
  • Strong power system background and mathematic knowledge
  • Software skills in Matlab and/or Python
  • Strong motivation for innovation and good work ethics
  • Practical knowledge of the PowerWorld software
  • Knowledge of the probability theory

Minimum Education Level: PhD
Preferred Majors: Power System Engineering
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