Internship Title – Market Support Engineer
Department – Day-Ahead and Related Markets Application Support
Minimum Education Level: Master’s
Preferred Majors: Electrical Engineering
ISO New England’s IT Energy Management Systems team (EMS) is focused, passionate, team-oriented, and results-driven. Their skills and commitment have aided in transforming New England’s bulk electricity system into one of the nation’s most innovative, forward-looking examples of industry restructuring.
What will you be working on:
In this role, you will learn about the Day Ahead Market Clearing engines (DA MCEs) to acquire knowledge of the applicable theory and algorithms. Once an understanding of the design documentation, test conditions and the expected results is met, you will Pperform the automated testing of DA MCE using a small 13-bus system, and document the test results.
How will you make an impact:
ISO New England needs to run numerous regression tests for the Day Ahead Market Clearing Engine that’s being developed as part of the nGEM project. Your contribution could bring in a different perspective to this regression testing.
You will also gain exposure to Electricity Markets and Market clearing software from this experience. Additionally, would get exposed to the latest Java technologies including the Cucumber tests.
What we look for in a candidate:
- Pursuing a Masters in Electrical Engineering
- Background and project/course work in Power Systems/Electricity Markets is very desirable
- Knowledge of Java (including automated testing) preferred
To be eligible for the internship candidate must have completed at least the first year of college and be currently enrolled in a four year or graduate-level academic program. Candidates must have the authority to work in the US on a permanent basis, without requiring sponsorship.
ISO New England is located in Holyoke, MA and oversees the 24/7 operation of the power grid that covers the six-states of New England and administers the region’s $10+ billion “stock exchange” for the buying and selling of wholesale electricity. The power system is constantly evolving as new technologies emerge and energy policies evolve. There is a lot going on at our organization behind the scenes to make sure the grid continuously yields reliable electricity at competitive prices while addressing the unique challenges that come along with our industry.