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Intern, Climate Change Impact on Energy Markets at EDF Innovation Lab | Los Altos, CA or remote (USA)

Schedule: Full-time/Part-time
Duration: Sept, 2022 – Dec, 2022 (Ideally, 2-3 months full time but flexible depending upon candidate preferences. If feasible, continuing in 2023 part-time, depending on the project schedule)
Compensation: Paid, compensation commensurate with experience

The intern position will support the Energy Markets team in the analysis of the electricity markets data and the impact of extreme climate events. This will include collecting and assembling markets data and extreme climate events/variables and analysis. In addition, the intern may be asked to provide support for other ongoing energy markets activities, such as insights into energy markets fundamentals, data trends, and market rules.

Duties and responsibilities

Specific duties and responsibilities include, among others:

  • Assist in analysis of histrorical extreme climate events/variables and its impact of the electricity markets (load, transmission, hydro, and thermal generation) in the US 
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the data availability and analysis techniques (correlations, regression, etc) 
  • Support the broader EDF Innovation Lab energy markets activities through research, analytical work, and written contributions. 

Qualifications

Education, skills, and experience

  • Pursuing undergraduate, graduate, or Ph.D. studies, with a focus on quantitative modeling of the electricity markets, climate change, and related topics 
  • Proficiency in Python programming/coding 
  • Experience with Statistical Analysis
  • Familiarity with electricity markets functioning in the US and concepts
  • Excellent research, organization, and communication skills (both written and verbal) 
  • Ability to work in a team and independently 
  • Detail-oriented, self-starter, flexible, and able to manage multiple tasks

About EDF R&D and Innovation Lab

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 85% 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 North America, EDF Energy North America, EDF R&D, and several smaller business units. 

EDF R&D has 2,000 researchers and 8 labs, including three in France, EDF Innovation Lab in the US, and others globally. Their role is to provide R&D, innovation, and business development support to the EDF Group. This is done by creating partnerships and collaborations with leading research institutions and industries and the identification and development of innovative technologies and solutions. EDF Innovation Lab is the US center of excellence for energy markets, focusing on electricity sector decarbonization goals and the role of emerging storage technologies. Innovation Lab also introduces start-ups and emerging technologies to EDF businesses with the goal of partnering and develop joint ventures.

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.

How to apply

Please send your resume to roma.notani@edf-inc.com with ‘Intern, Climate Change Impact on Energy Markets‘ in the subject line

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