PNNL Careers

PhD Intern - Distribution System Modeling

SEATTLE, WA
Master's and PhD Level Internships


Job Description

Job ID: 307256
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Description

This position will support a regional study of transactive energy systems. Duties will include the design, implementation, testing and refinement of a software agent that participates in transactive energy simulation. One example of such an agent controls a smart thermostat, bidding into an energy market based on weather and consumer data, and controlling load based on the cleared price. Other agents will be developed to control other aspects of the electric power distribution system, loads, storage and/or generators. The intern will also participate in building and validating regional-scale models of the transmission and distribution system. This position will be part of a small study team and will work closely with senior staff.
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Equal Employment Opportunity

PNNL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse, talented workforce. EOE Disability/Vet/M/F/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Staff at PNNL must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.
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Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must be currently enrolled/matriculated in a PhD program at an accredited college. Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.
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Preferred Qualifications

Must have experience programming in Python, Java or C/C++. Must have classroom or research experience with GridLAB-D or OpenDSS.

Preferred electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or economics students.

3.5 GPA or higher is preferred
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Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 307256
Directorate: Energy and Environment
Division: Electircity Infrastructure & Buildings
Group: Optimization & Control
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