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Electric Planning Policy & Modernization Intern

Company: Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Location: Oakland
Posted on: May 3, 2024

Job Description:

Requisition ID# 155447Job Category: Administrative / ClericalJob Level: Individual ContributorBusiness Unit: Electric EngineeringWork Type: HybridJob Location: OaklandDepartment Overview The Electric Planning Policy & Modernization (EPPM) team's mission is to help PG&E prepare for the increasing complexities of the electric grid of today and the future. The EPPM team provides grid capacity data, develops state of the art software and tools, and deploys new processes, to enhance transparency into PG&E's distribution planning which enables the integration of Distributed Energy Resources (e.g., solar PV, energy storage, energy efficiency, and demand response). As part of the Electric System Planning team, help us chart the future of the utility and the energy industry.The EPPM team works collaboratively with diverse stakeholders both within and external to PG&E to develop new visualization and planning tools to inform grid capacity constraints and prepare for building and transportation electrification. The team works in a matrixed environment to identify barriers in delivering electric capacity to our customers and implements solutions to address them. The team also advocates for strategies and policies to procure and integrate DERs effectively and reliably through regulatory proceedings, such as Modernize the Electric Grid for a High Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Future.Position SummaryThe Electric Planning Policy & Modernization (EPPM) team is looking for an intern to support the development of new distribution planning tools based on advanced automated analytics of PG&E's distribution grid. The successful intern will be interested in learning how PG&E plans for Distributed Energy Resources (e.g., solar PV, energy storage, energy efficiency, and demand response) and can apply and help develop analytical tools to clearly communicate our planning process to internal and external stakeholders.The successful intern will help EPPM drive numerous initiatives including but not limited to:

  • Statistical data analysis and data validation to support publication of the data on a public map that includes information for the use of Distributed Energy Resources developers.
  • Extract information from various databases for analysis to answer key business questions.
  • Help identify improvements in distribution grid modeling and simulations.
  • Help develop automated tools to efficiently perform distribution planning process.
  • Explore, innovate, and demonstrate technologies that facilitate easier grid integration and modernization.
  • Identify opportunities for PG&E-owned Distributed Energy Resources and assess them for solicitation as part of the Distributed Investment Deferral Framework (DIDF).
  • Analyze and synthesize various data streams to support the publication of data from PG&E's annual distribution planning process.
  • The publication of an annual Grid Needs Assessment (GNA) and Distribution Deferral Opportunity Report (DDOR) that identifies opportunities for Distributed Energy Resources (e.g., solar PV, energy storage, energy efficiency, and demand response)
  • Examine and document the methods by which to include known load applications from customers into the distribution load forecast
  • Visualization of distribution, transmission, and generation metrics to track capacity project execution across several PG&E data sourcesThe successful intern will have the opportunity to lead and/or support activities as described above working with a team of experienced Engineers and Analysts. Additionally, the intern will gain knowledge of the larger Electric Engineering organization through the work they will be performing.PG&E is providing the hourly rate range that the company in good faith believes it might pay for this position at the time of the job posting. This compensation range is specific to the locality of the job. The actual hourly rate paid to an individual will be based on multiple factors, including, but not limited to, specific skills, education, licenses or certifications, experience, market value, geographic location, and internal equity.The hourly rate for this position ranges from $23.85 to $35.11.Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:
  • Earning a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Environmental Science, or related field (students MUST be continuing education towards degree during and/or after internship)Desired:
  • 3.0 GPA or greater in both cumulative GPA and major GPA
  • Expertise in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
  • Familiarity with python and SQL scripts
  • Ability to work in a team environment and support fellow team members
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Familiarity with large databases and data analytics is a plus.
  • Electrical Engineering background, particularly power system engineering, is a plus.

Keywords: Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Oakland , Electric Planning Policy & Modernization Intern, Other , Oakland, California

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