ISO New England 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.
Internship Title – On-line Transient Stability Assessment Tool Enhancement
Department – Advanced Technology Solutions
Minimum Education level: PhD
Preferred Majors: Power Systems
Advanced Technology Solutions (ATS) is the think tank of ISO New England. It makes strategic planning and provides technical solutions to various business units at the ISO. The department conducts R&D in power system and emerging technology, market design and operation, and software development for simulation.
What will you be working on:
In this Internship you will enhance the on-line transient stability assessment tool at the ISO by implementing stability interfaces in our Transmission Operating Guides (TOGs).
How will you make an impact:
Through working on the project you will understand how ISO develops stability-based interface limits, and how to use the transient stability software TSAT for on-line implementation.
This position will help us to move some off-line calculated interface limits to the on-line calculation, which is more accurate.
What we look for in a candidate:
- Strong power system transient stability background;
- Good mathematical and programming skills;
- Experience in using TSAT, PSS/E and PowerWorld software
- Familiar with Synchrophasor technology