Energy Assessment Analysis Internship

Holyoke, MA 01040, USA Req #698
Monday, August 29, 2022

ISO New England Inc. keeps the lights on for more than 14 million customers. Through cutting-edge innovation and strong regional collaboration, our team of highly-trained professionals oversee the 24/7 operation of the region’s power grid, administer the $10+ billion wholesale electricity market and conduct power system planning, preparing for a cleaner grid.

Internship Title – Probabilistic Analysis of Energy Assessment 
Department – Advanced Technology Solutions
Minimum Education level: PhD
Preferred Majors: Computer Science, Statistics, or Electrical/Industrial Engineering

Department description: 
The Advanced Technology Solutions (ATS) department engages in both long-term research projects and near-term design/process improvements. The department consists of experts in three topic areas: power systems, simulations, and markets. In all projects, the goal of ATS is to provide innovative and practical solutions to current and emerging questions for ISO New England.

What will you be working on:
ISO New England performs a 21-day energy assessment forecast to provide an energy supply outlook of anticipated power system conditions. The goal of this internship is to enhance the 21-day energy assessment tool by incorporating probabilistic analysis and risk analysis capability. By considering many possible realizations of fuel supply, weather and electricity demand, the intern is expected to develop methodologies to identify key risk factors and visualize data.

How will you make an impact:
By incorporating probabilistic analysis capability in the 21-day energy assessment tool, operators/decision makers can make more informed decisions by evaluating the energy risk of many possible outcomes, rather than only the best and worst cases.

What we look for in a candidate:
  • 2 or 3 year of a PhD program in computer science, statistics, or electrical/industrial engineering
  • Have experience with analyze a large amount of data, and visualize data.  
  • Deep knowledge of data analysis and risk analysis
  • Familiar with electric power system
  • Ability to investigate issues and solve problems independently as well as collaboratively

Clarity of purpose is the starting point for all success. The ISO’s mission, vision, and values define our purpose—these values serve as the cultural cornerstones of the organization.
Mission: Through collaboration and innovation, ISO New England plans the transmission system, administers the region’s wholesale markets, and operates the power system to ensure reliable and competitively priced wholesale electricity.
Vision: To harness the power of competition and advanced technologies to reliably plan and operate the grid as the region transitions to clean energy.
Values: Expertise, Respect, Innovation, Dependability and Collaboration

What We Offer
: Located in Holyoke, MA amid the picturesque Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, our interns get the best of both rural and urban living, enjoying day-to-day local community culture and conveniences with drivable access to big city amenities. In addition to our competitive pay, our interns have we access to our onsite fitness center and a cafeteria with free coffee.    

COVID-19 Policy
: Employee safety and well-being is a priority at ISO New England. To safeguard our teams and the important work they do, ISO New England has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.

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.
Social Networking Notice: ISO New England reserves the right to review the candidate's postings on any social networking site accessible in the public domain as part of the candidate assessment process.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Job Start Date Monday, June 5, 2023
  • Job End Date Friday, August 18, 2023
Location on Google Maps
  • Holyoke, MA 01040, USA