Senior Analyst, Future Energy Markets

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EDF Innovation Lab | Los Altos, CA

How to apply: Please send your Cover Letter and Resume to innovation-lab@edf-inc.com with ‘Senior Analyst, Future Energy Markets’ in the subject line. 

  1. Company and department overview 

EDF (Électricité de France) is a global, integrated energy company and the world’s largest electricity producer. With 140 GW of generation capacity across more than 30 countries, EDF generates over 650 TWh of electricity for 38 million customers, and 90% of that electricity has low or no carbon emissions. With 160,000 employees worldwide, EDF is active in the entire value chain of the electric industry, including R&D, project development, generation, trading, transmission, distribution, sales, and energy services. In the US, EDF’s operations include EDF Renewables, EDF Energy Services North America, Dalkia, and EDF R&D. 

EDF R&D has 2,000 researchers and 8 labs, including three in France, EDF Innovation Lab in the US, and others globally, with annual budget of over €500 Million. Their role is to provide R&D, innovation, and business development support to the EDF Group. This is done through the creation of partnerships and collaborations with leading research institutions and industries and the identification and development of innovative technologies and solutions. EDF Innovation Lab also introduces start-ups and emerging technologies to EDF Group’s business units with the goal of partnering and develop joint ventures. 

  1. Summary of the position 

The electricity industry is currently undergoing profound changes, and renewable energy resources are playing a central role in this evolution. Across the US, more than 160 cities, ten counties, and eight states have already adopted 100% clean electricity goals, along with utilities across the country pledging 100% clean energy supply. 

EDF Innovation Lab has been actively working in the areas of understanding the future energy mix evolution, challenges with electricity market design, and technical feasibility and the need for new products with a high share of variable renewables. EDF R&D has a comprehensive set of tools to study these areas, including performing production cost simulation analysis, modeling of market design and investment behavior, and analyzing grid stability and inertia needs. EDF Innovation Lab’s current work is sponsored by EDF Renewables to study the California market, where the state has adopted a goal to achieve 100% clean energy supply by 2045. The team is exploring opportunities where such tools and analysis could guide the policymakers, researchers, and resource planners, in other regions, to meet the 100% clean electricity goals cost-effectively. 

We are looking for a Senior Analyst to lead development and adaption the EDF R&D tools to study the North America markets and regions with 100% clean electricity goals. The Analyst will also develop models and provide quantitative inputs on the topics of technology costs evolution, distributed resources forecast, and translate the information to be used in energy market models. It is a rewarding employment opportunity to guide renewable projects development strategies for EDF in North America and make possible achievement of 100% clean electricity goals. 

  1. Duties and responsibilities Specific duties and responsibilities include, among others: 
  • Develop and adapt EDF R&D models related to capacity expansion, production cost simulation, and electricity market design. Perform analysis for the North America markets and regions planning to achieve 100% clean electricity goals. 
  • Analyze renewable energy and electricity markets, technology cost trends, and provide insights into the role of emerging technologies (such as long-duration storage) in future resource mix 
  • Develop internal tools and models that aid in ad-hoc renewable energy and electricity market analyses 
  • Present results and promote the EDF Innovation Lab’s work through participation in workshops and meetings 
  • Carry out reporting on activities and communicate synthesis of results to internal and external stakeholders 
  1. Qualifications 

Education, skills, and experience 

  • MSc or Ph.D. in Energy, Engineering, or similar, with excellent knowledge of US power markets 
  • 5+ years of experience in renewable energy and electricity markets modelling, research, or directly related field 
  • Experience in programming and statistical programming skills (e.g. Python, R) 
  • Knowledge of operations research, optimization, machine learning and other mathematical modelling concepts and their application related to renewable energy rand electricity markets research 
  • Strong technical understanding of electricity market design, U.S. renewable energy policy, and power system operations 
  • Experience in electricity resource planning and knowledge of analytical tools used (e.g. PLEXOS, PROMOD) is a plus 

Professional skills 

  • Ability to quickly ramp-up and understand functioning of EDF R&D energy models 
  • Ability to structure and deliver analyses and models with minimal supervision 
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment 
  • Capable of multi-tasking and learning new areas 
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills 
  • Able to travel nationally and internationally, based on business needs 

How to apply: Please send your Cover Letter and Resume to innovation-lab@edf-inc.com with ‘Senior Analyst, Future Energy Markets’ in the subject line. 

EDF Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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