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Job Description

The internship will focus on developing methods for estimating air pollutant emissions from power plants, including greenhouse gas and non-greenhouse gas emissions. Output from NREL’s Resource Planning Model (https://www.nrel.gov/analysis/models-rpm.html) will be utilized for estimation of air emissions. The intern will program post-processing of air emission outputs from RPM to consider life cycle GHG emissions in addition to direct emissions, each GHG weighted by user-selected global warming potentials. In addition, the intern will investigate sources of hourly emissions of particulate matter from coal and natural gas power plants in order to develop a predictive model for those emissions that can be utilized in a power plant hourly dispatch model, PLEXOS, based on key operating parameters. This work will consider a case study of California under scenarios of high penetration of renewables.

Additional Required: Must be awarded a GEM Fellowship.


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.


Preferred Qualifications


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