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Nrg Energy, Inc. | San Francisco, CA
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NRG is leading a customer-driven change in the U.S. energy industry by delivering cleaner and smarter energy choices, while building on the strength of the nation's largest and most diverse competitive power portfolio. A Fortune 200 company, we create value through reliable and efficient conventional generation while driving innovation in solar and renewable power, electric vehicle ecosystems, carbon capture technology and customer-centric energy solutions. Our retail electricity providers serve almost 3 million residential and commercial customers throughout the country. More information is available at www.nrg.com. Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.


NRG is the nation's leading integrated competitive power company, built on the strength of the nation's largest and most diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 200 company, NRG creates value through best in class operations, reliable and efficient generation of all types, including fossil, nuclear and renewable sources, and a retail platform serving almost 3 million residential and commercial customers. NRG continually innovates, embraces, and implements sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy. More information about NRG and its ambitious carbon reduction goals is available at www.nrg.com.

The Station A group is NRG's innovation and new technology team leading the company to a clean and distributed energy future. Station A is a talented group of engineers, computational scientists, and business strategists that engineer and integrate clean Distributed Energy Resource ("DER") solutions, develop new software analytics tools, and test new offerings through pilot projects. The strength and diversity of the NRG platform and Station A offerings and tools are the foundation of a successful, scalable DER strategy. NRG has already won 200MW of DER contracts in Southern California, and we are eager to build upon this young line of business.


As a product engineering extern, you will work on a small, diverse team to support the ongoing development of Station A's growing suite of software and hardware products. Possible projects you could work on, depending on your interest and relevant skills, include:

* Machine-learning-based dispatch algorithm development for distributed energy resources in Python
* Application engineering leveraging Station A's suite of tools and products to support specific project development
* Front-end development for dashboards that display possible distributed energy solutions for a customer, using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
* Due diligence on emerging technologies, including data analysis from pilots
* Project setup & management for emerging technology pilots

Successful candidates should have a demonstrated passion for clean energy, an entrepreneurial spirit, and both physical engineering and software engineering talent

Transportation: Extern should largely be able to depend on public transportation during the course of externship.

Requirements: Must currently be a student in college in a Bachelors or Master's level program.

Preferred Courses: 1 - Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2 - Mechanical Engineering, 3 - Material Science, 6 - Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 8 - Physics, 11 - Urban Planning, 18 - Math

NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace. To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability

EEO is the Law Poster (The poster can be found at http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf)

Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

Official description on file with Human Resources

About Nrg Energy, Inc.

NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) is a wholesale power generation company. NRG is engaged in the ownership, development, construction and operation of power generation facilities, the transacting in and trading of fuel and transportation services, and the trading of energy, capacity and related products in the United States and select international markets. As of December 31, 2008, NRG had a total portfolio of 189 active operating generation units at 48 power generation plants, with an aggregate generation capacity of approximately 24,005 megawatt, and approximately 550 megawatt under construction, which includes partners' interests of 275 megawatt. In addition, NRG has ownership interests in two wind farms representing an aggregate generation capacity of 270 megawatt, which includes partner interests of 75 megawatt. On April 28, 2008, NRG completed the sale of its 100% interest in Tosli Acquisition B.V. In May 2009, Reliant Energy, Inc. completed the sale of its Texas retail business to NRG.