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Employment Type:
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Posted:
2/5/2018
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Engineering
Industry:
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Job Description

The Energy System Optimization and Control Group (ESOC) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is looking for an exceptional graduate intern to support their team’s research in dynamic modeling and advanced controller design for grid services. The successful candidate will conduct research in the area of power system operations with high penetration of renewables, including solar and pumped storage hydro. Possible job duties include the development of dynamic models for pumped storage hydro plant (PSH) and photovoltaic (PV) power plant. Models and algorithms will be used to characterize the operation of PSH and PV system. The advanced control capability from advanced-PSH and PV will be studied to address the possible solution for integrating high penetration level of renewables. Simulations of developed models to be implemented in PSLF, PSCAD or relevant simulation software. The final technical findings will be published in journals, transactions, or conference proceedings.

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Required Education, Experience, and Skills

Must be enrolled as a full-time student in a degree granting program, or graduated in the past 12 months from an accredited institution. Internship period cannot exceed 12 months past graduation. Minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Please Note: Before interview selection, you will need to provide unofficial transcripts to verify GPA and full time enrollment.

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Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in medium/large power systems analysis, such as power flow, transient stability, under the context of large scale penetration of renewable energy.
  • Experience in integration technology and ancillary control technology of renewables, such as active power control, frequency control, damping control, voltage control, etc.
  • Experience in PSLF using EPCL or PSSE using FORTRAN.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.

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Submission Guidelines

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at NREL you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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