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Energy Data Analyst

Summary of the Position

The position will be part of the EDF Innovation Lab, with the mission to carry out various projects in the area of Smart Digital Technologies and solutions, to drive the deployment of industrial applications based on data-analytics, artificial intelligence, blockchain applications and web-based services. Guided by the strategic orientations and R&D priorities, the position will contribute to the development of EDF Innovation Lab’s tools, cloud-based solutions and, more broadly manage all main activities built upon large datasets. In addition, the position will contribute to the analysis of new, innovative digital energy services for EDF Group in the US, based on the developed tools and platforms. The investigations should lead to demonstrators, or Proof of Concept projects, possibly co-funded with federal or state grants (e.g. APPA DEED, CEC, DOE, DOD). The position also provides direct support to EDF Group subsidiaries in North America for the development of data analytics applications.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyze energy applications build on blockchain technology and build use-cases (e.g. REC trading on the blockchain) using the platform developed by the Energy Web Foundation. Represent EDF Innovation Lab in an EDF Group-wide Blockchain Initiative.
  • With EDF entities in France and international division, collaboratively develop a web-based platform which can be used to identify zones of interest for the development of off-grid systems, applied to Africa.
  • Monitoring of building data to develop services with the objective to improve building energy performance and prediction based on machine learning/AI-techniques. The project includes data collection (open sources, smart meters, audit), data management and development of a prototype tool.
  • Evaluate required methods and tools to support the evaluation of opportunities in the data analytics area, provide recommendations for R&D, and develop partnerships with financial government support.
  • Organize and host workshops to create EDF Group-wide synergies, share feedback, deliver recommendations and propose roadmaps to support current or suggest new businesses. Provide support for special events and activities associated with EDF and other internal and external stakeholders, in order to promote EDF’s international research and partnerships.
  • Organize and host workshops, occasionally VIP visits, to create EDF Group-wide synergies, share feedback, deliver recommendations and propose R&D roadmaps.
  • Carry out reporting on activities and communicate synthetic results to EDF.
  • Support EDF Innovation Lab with reporting, communication and the development of new activities.

Qualifications

Education and experience

  • Degree in Energy, Engineering or similar (MSc or PhD preferred), with experience in one or several of the following areas: energy services, data analytics, energy markets, and innovative digital energy solutions
  • Excellent programming skills (in Python or another programming languages)
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: data science projects, web-based interfaces, blockchain, machine learning and artificial intelligence, cloud-based data storage and analytics solutions (AWS preferred).
  • Experience with relevant digital industries, electric utilities and business development appreciated.

Professional skills

  • Capable of multi-tasking, flexible and capable of learning new areas
  • Ability to structure and deliver analyses with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills (TOEFL or equivalent test results required)
  • Foreign experience appreciated
  • Experience in successful proposal preparation and marketing activities
  • Experience in R&D, innovation and emerging concepts
  • Solid computer skills and attention to detail
  • Able to travel nationally and internationally, based on client and business needs

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to innovation-lab@edf-inc.com
with “Energy Data Analyst” in the subject field.

Note

  • 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.
  • EDF participates in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.
  • Employer will not sponsor applicants for work visa.

Internships

Economics of the digital transition intern

Economics of the digital transition

and its implications for the energy sector

Digitization and energy transition:

Do you want to be part of it?

Job Description

Job Title: Economics of the digital transition intern

Department: R&D Innovation Lab

Supervisor: Calvin McSweeny-Pourtalet

Duration Co-op or internship (3 months), in the summer or ideally throughout the year

Location: Los Altos, California

Application: Send a Resume/CV and Cover Letter to calvin.mcsweeny@edf-inc.com, indicate the Reference CMS-2020-1

Job Summary

Motivation – The growing interest of the digital industry for the energy space

The digital Industry has been showing a growing interest in the Energy sector, whether it is through the energy sourcing of the data centers or of 3rd party manufacturers (see the Google paper on 24×7 renewable energy sourcing for their datacenters: link1, link2) or the extended panel of energy-related connected products entities offered to their customers (for e.g. the Google Nest: link3 ).

These synergies between the digital sector and the energy industry, part of deeper shift the energy landscape is going through (the 3d: digitization-decarbonization-decentralization), could contribute to deeply transform the energy industry creating threats and opportunities for historical  players.

 

Scope of Work – Probing the strategy of the GAFAs

, the study aims at analyzing how an energy leader such as EDF would position itself on digital technologies (both in terms of integration of new skills as well as energy consumption) which will have a growing weight in the value creation process for industrial companies from a global standpoint.

The Innovation lab proposes to focus on the fundamentals of the digital transition on the energy sector. This work would be done in collaboration with other entities of EDF such as the Economics department and the EDF R&D center in China. Particularly, EDF Il will deliver an intertemporal vision (past, present, and future) of the digital transition for the energy system.

The internship main goal will be to identify the main actors of the digital industry, report on their strategies and forecast the implications of these for the energy industry. This will include writing a short literature review and organizing interviews with key players.

 

Resources

The internship will be co-advised by at least one employee from the Innovation Lab located in Palo Alto. The student will have the opportunity to interact with other entities of the group through the recurrent update meetings this project will require, the objective being to feed research of the rest of the entity with hindsight on what is happening here in the bay area on this topic.

 

EDF Innovation Lab

EDF Innovation Lab (EDF IL)’s mission is twofold: first, to explore, analyze and research trends and disruptive technologies for EDF Group in North America, leveraging the innovation of Silicon Valley and building local partnerships; and second, to develop and test new markets, innovative businesses and services, to support EDF Group’s growth in decentralized, data-driven and low-carbon energy sectors.

A focus in the Lab is on new businesses around Energy Markets. This will be an exciting role for someone interested in understanding the links between Digitization of the economy and Energy transition.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Important literature review with up-to-date figures (the sector evolves quickly)
  • Carry-out interviews with key players of the digital industry
  • Communicate findings with the lab and the other entities involved

 

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to structure information and deliver reports with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment

Education and Experience:

  • Pursing a degree (Master or Undergraduate) in a STEM-related field (environmental sciences, MS&E, EE…) or in economics
  • Experience and/or interest in the digital economy
  • Experience or training in energy appreciated but not required

Disclaimer:

  • May perform other duties assigned

 

Market Research Internship

Organization:            EDF Innovation Lab
Location:                    4300 El Camino Real, Los Altos

Application closing:  May 31, 2020 (or until filled)

Duration:                   part-time during the year and/or 2-3 months full time during summer

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to innovation-lab@edf-inc.com with “Market Research Internship” in the subject.

EDF Innovation Lab is seeking an intern to support R&D activities related to Market Research use cases in the energy sector and trends. This should be an exciting and cutting-edge opportunity for the right candidate.

 

The ideal candidate would:

  1. have a technical major and demonstrate ability to quickly grasp technical concepts,
  2. be a graduate (or undergraduate) student with energy industry and market experience

 

The main activities will include:

  • Future of Energy Market with a high renewable and distribution mix
  • Blockchain based service and business development in Energy
  • Urban and micro mobility market study and trend analysis
  • Building Electrification in the public sector in California: market and trends assessments
  • Customer Relationship Management tools and trends analysis

 

 

Ability to work in a collaborative, multicultural environment is a must. A strong interest in innovation and the energy sector is preferred but not required. Proficiency in the French language is a bonus, but not at all required. Projects may be more technical and coding focused, if the candidate and current project list match, or the work could be more high-level and use-case focused.

About EDF

EDF Électricité de France) is a global, integrated energy company, one of the world’s largest electricity producers, and the largest renewable energy producer in Europe. With 140 GW of generation capacity across more than 30 countries, EDF generates, transports, distributes and sells electricity to 38 million customers worldwide, and 85% of that electricity has low or no carbon emissions. In the US, EDF operates EDF Renewables (8 GW of renewable generation capacity), EDF Energy North America (top 10 power retailer), Dalkia (energy efficiency services provider), and several other business units.  Globally, EDF is active in the entire value chain of the electric industry, including R&D, project development, generation, trading, transmission, distribution, sales, and services.  EDF Innovation Lab is the US branch of R&D and seeks to identify, demonstrate, and transfer innovative solutions to the entire EDF Group.

 

Energy & Blockchain Internship

Organization:            EDF Innovation Lab
Location:                    4300 El Camino Real, Los Altos

Application closing:  May 31, 2020 (or until filled)

Duration:                   part-time during the year and/or 2-3 months full time during summer

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to innovation-lab@edf-inc.com with “Energy & Blockchain Internship” in the subject.

Internship Description

EDF Innovation Lab is seeking an intern to support R&D activities related to Blockchain use cases in the energy sector. This should be an exciting and cutting-edge opportunity for the right candidate.

 

The ideal candidate would:

  1. have knowledge of Blockchain and industrial use cases,
  2. have a technical major and demonstrate ability to quickly grasp technical concepts,
  3. be a graduate (or undergraduate) student with energy industry and market experience
  4. preferably have coding abilities in Blockchain or demonstrated ability to quickly learn this.

 

The main activities will include:

  • Market surveying of relevant technical, commercial, and regulatory activities, and analysis with periodic reports and/or contributions to reports
  • Identification, interviewing, & evaluation of potential partners and platforms, e.g. start-ups, consortia, and others
  • Demonstration project support perhaps related to renewable energy credits and contracts
  • Potentially developing code to simulate proof-of-concept ideas

 

Ability to work in a collaborative, multicultural environment is a must. A strong interest in innovation and the energy sector is preferred but not required. Proficiency in the French language is a bonus, but not at all required. Projects may be more technical and coding focused, if the candidate and current project list match, or the work could be more high-level and use-case focused.

About EDF

EDF Électricité de France) is a global, integrated energy company, one of the world’s largest electricity producers, and the largest renewable energy producer in Europe. With 140 GW of generation capacity across more than 30 countries, EDF generates, transports, distributes and sells electricity to 38 million customers worldwide, and 85% of that electricity has low or no carbon emissions. In the US, EDF operates EDF Renewables (8 GW of renewable generation capacity), EDF Energy North America (top 10 power retailer), Dalkia (energy efficiency services provider), and several other business units.  Globally, EDF is active in the entire value chain of the electric industry, including R&D, project development, generation, trading, transmission, distribution, sales, and services.  EDF Innovation Lab is the US branch of R&D and seeks to identify, demonstrate, and transfer innovative solutions to the entire EDF Group.

 

 

Open Innovation Intern

Organization:            EDF Innovation Lab
Location:                    4300 El Camino Real, Los Altos

Application closing:  May 31, 2020 (ASAP until filled)

Start & Duration:     ideal candidate could start soon and work part-time during the school year and full-time during summer (to be negotiated; summer-only candidates considered)

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to innovation-lab@edf-inc.com with “Open Innovation Internship” in the subject.

Internship Description 

  • analyzing the data regarding start-ups received from databases and partners, such as and not limited to Crunchbase, Green Tech Media, VC partners, and others.
  • identifying and analyzing start-ups in the energy sector, providing benchmarks on specific topics, and working on trends.
  • occasionally participating in meetings/calls with start-ups to evaluate their technologies and business models.
  • potential engagement with internal project or product development, e.g. testing start-up solutions
  • assisting the team on managing and updating databases and contacts.

 

Education and Experience

  • The ideal candidate will have demonstrated knowledge and interests in both the technical and business aspects of energy, enabling digital technologies (e.g. AI, IoT, etc.), and potentially with some knowledge of the innovation process
  • Currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate program, ideally in Engineering or Energy related sciences, business, or other relevant field and experience
  • Experience with the following would be a plus: utilities or startup; companies engaged in some part of the electricity industry; research in smart grid technologies; start-ups; innovative management; technology scouting

 

Competencies and professional skills

  • A bright and energetic person motivated to improve the world through energy and digital
  • Self-motivated, autonomous, entrepreneurial, with strong analytical and synthetic skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and deliver under deadlines
  • Ability to work with in a fast-paced, start-up, dynamic environment,
  • Flexible and willing to take on any and all projects to support the team

 

About EDF

EDF Électricité de France) is a global, integrated energy company, one of the world’s largest electricity producers, and the largest renewable energy producer in Europe. With 140 GW of generation capacity across more than 30 countries, EDF generates, transports, distributes and sells electricity to 38 million customers worldwide, and 85% of that electricity has low or no carbon emissions. In the US, EDF operates EDF Renewables (8 GW of renewable generation capacity), EDF Energy North America (top 10 power retailer), Dalkia (energy efficiency services provider), and several other business units.  Globally, EDF is active in the entire value chain of the electric industry, including R&D, project development, generation, trading, transmission, distribution, sales, and services.  EDF Innovation Lab is the US branch of R&D and seeks to identify, demonstrate, and transfer innovative solutions to the entire EDF Group.

 

 

Customer Relationship Management in Energy Trends Internship

Organization:            EDF Innovation Lab
Location:                    4300 El Camino Real, Los Altos

Duration:                   part-time during the year and/or 2-3 months full time during summer

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to innovation-lab@edf-inc.com with “CRM Internship” in the subject.

EDF Innovation Lab is seeking an intern to support R&D activities related to the understanding of trends in Customer Relationship Management that might affect the relationship between an Energy company and its customers. This includes both the impact of technologies and the change in customer minds and behaviors.

 

The ideal candidate would:

  1. have a business major
  2. demonstrate analytical skills and ability to go quickly into new subject
  3. good oral and written communication

 

The main activities would include a part of the following:

  • Identification and analysis of relevant startups
  • Robot Process Automation: understanding of these technologies, of their impact; benchmarking of the main vendors
  • Benchmarking of customer engagement on energy consumption
  • Z Generation and Millennials and their consumption trends analysis
  • Benchmarking on Key Performance Indicators for customer satisfaction and customer engagement

 

The internship might include trips in Europe to engage with the main stakeholders within EDF Retail branch in France or UK and to present the main results of the study.

 

Ability to work in a collaborative, multicultural environment is a must. A strong interest in innovation and the energy sector is preferred but not required. Proficiency in the French language is a bonus, but not at all required.

About EDF

EDF Électricité de France) is a global, integrated energy company, one of the world’s largest electricity producers, and among the largest renewable energy developer in Europe. With 140 GW of generation capacity across more than 30 countries, EDF generates, transports, distributes and sells electricity to 38 million customers worldwide, and 85% of that electricity has low or no carbon emissions. In the US, EDF operates EDF Renewables (8 GW of renewable generation capacity), EDF Energy North America (top 10 power retailer), Dalkia (energy efficiency services provider), and several other business units. EDF Innovation Lab is the US branch of R&D and seeks to identify, demonstrate, and transfer innovative solutions to the entire EDF Group.

 

 

Data Science and EV Smart charging Forecasting Intern

Job Description

Job Title: Data Science and EV Smart charging Forecasting Intern

Department: R&D Innovation Lab

Supervisor: Katie Lee, eMobility Lead

To apply, send a Resume/CV and Cover Letter to katie.lee@edf-inc.com

This 3-month temporary position is located in sunny Los Altos, CA.

Job Summary:

EDF Innovation Lab (EDF IL)’s mission is twofold: first, to explore, analyze and research trends and disruptive technologies for EDF Group in North America, leveraging the innovation of Silicon Valley and building local partnerships; and second, to develop and test new markets, innovative businesses and services, to support EDF Group’s growth in decentralized, data-driven and low-carbon energy sectors.

 

A focus in the Lab is on new businesses around Electric Mobility. This topic includes research on electric vehicles, smart charging, autonomous vehicles, and micromobility, to name a few. This role would be working with on further developing an exciting smart charging algorithm/system, to incorporate demand-side forecasting. The position will be part of the EDF Innovation Lab and will participate in collaborative projects on behalf of EDF R&D in France as well as for EDF’s business units in the US. This will be an exciting role for someone with strong technical and data forecasting capabilities and interests in innovation in the eMobility and Energy Industry. The analyst will be a part of the EDF IL team and will have easy access to all of the Lab resources including people to support her/his work.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Duties/Responsibilities:

Duties

  • Process large amounts of data and develop a forecasting algorithm
  • Conduct literature review to benchmarking that forecasting algorithm against others

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Expertise in data forecasting algorithms
  • Ability to structure and deliver analyses with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (strong English skills required)

Education and Experience:

  • Pursuing an advanced graduate degree (MS or PhD) in computer science, engineering, or other relevant technical background
  • Interest or expertise in the energy or eMobility industry preferred (e.g. electric utilities, energy markets, power systems)

Disclaimer:

  • May perform other duties assigned

 

Data Science / GIS Intern – Energy + Mobility + Water in developing countries

Job Description

Job Title: Data Science / GIS Intern

Department: R&D Innovation Lab

Supervisor: Katie Lee, eMobility Lead

This 3-month temporary position is located in sunny Los Altos, CA.

To apply send a Resume/CV and Cover Letter to katie.lee@edf-inc.com

Job Summary:

EDF Innovation Lab (EDF IL)’s mission is twofold: first, to explore, analyze and research trends and disruptive technologies for EDF Group in North America, leveraging the innovation of Silicon Valley and building local partnerships; and second, to develop and test new markets, innovative businesses and services, to support EDF Group’s growth in decentralized, data-driven and low-carbon energy sectors.

 

A focus in the Lab is on new businesses around Electric Mobility. This topic includes research on electric vehicles, smart charging, autonomous vehicles, and micromobility, to name a few. This role would be working on a new project to develop mobility options as an add-on to EDF’s existing microgrid offer in developing countries. The position would involve further developing a tool used to determine optimal locations for microgrids. Primarily, you would work to collect data on a given region (GIS data on roads and streams, electricity access, etc) in order to feed it into the data model. This will be an exciting role for someone with strong data science skills and an interest in innovation in the eMobility and Energy Industry. The analyst will be a part of the EDF IL team and will have easy access to all of the Lab resources including people to support her/his work.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Duties/Responsibilities:

Duties

  • Search for and quickly process GIS and other data from the web
  • Develop intimate understanding existing tool in order to input data
  • Further develop the (Python-based) tool to take into account new data

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Expertise in GIS and Python
  • Ability to structure and deliver analyses with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (strong English skills required)

Education and Experience:

  • Having or pursuing a degree (Master or Undergraduate) in data science, or other relevant field
  • Experience and interest in the energy/eMobility industry appreciated (electric utilities, energy markets, power systems, economic and business development skills)

Disclaimer:

  • May perform other duties assigned

 

 

Quantum computing could contribute to climate change mitigation by helping to a better integration of Renewable Energy: Do you want to be part of it?

Job Description

Job Title: Quantum computing analyst

Department: R&D Innovation Lab

Supervisor: Neha Nandakumar

Duration Co-op or internship (3 to 6 months).

Location: Los Altos, California

Application: Send a Resume/CV and Cover Letter to innovation-lab@edf-inc.com, indicate the Reference NN-2020-1

Job Summary:

The Renewable Energy integration challenge

EDF (Electricite de France) has been developing renewable energy projects for years in the US; the kind we need to tackle climate change challenges.

There are a lot of economic challenges linked to the location of these projects and the way they are integrated into the electric grid.

Much of the optimization involves high computation time, where the problem might not converge.

Quantum computing could provide better ways to solve these optimization problems accurately.

 

Exploring Quantum Computing

Quantum Computing (QC) is a new, very promising, computational paradigm.

Among the various fields of hopeful application of QC, optimization is a major area, alongside machine-learning, simulation of chemical systems, and many others.

Although many researches on quantum approaches for optimization have focused on discrete optimization problems [1][2][3][4][5][8][10][11][13], some works explore the potential advantages of quantum computing for continuous optimization problems likewise [6][9][7][12].

The problem above can be modelled as Mixed Integer Programming problems (MIP), involving both discrete and continuous decision variables.

The internship main goal will be to explore and test quantum algorithms and technologies that could be used to solve these class of MIP problems in much higher dimensions than the current classical methods used by EDF allow.

Resources

The internship will be co-advised by EDF’s experts of these problems and EDF’s experts in Computer Science, located in Palo Alto and Paris (France). The student will also take advantage of the current research program conducted by EDF on Quantum Computing, which includes PhDs on quantum algorithms for hard optimization problems.

The applicants should ideally master a background in quantum computing and mathematical optimization.

 

References

  • Tameem Albash, Daniel A. Lidar. Adiabatic Quantum Computing. arXiv:1611.04471v2 [quant-ph] 2 Feb 2018.
  • Edward Farhi, Jeffrey Goldstone, Sam Gutmann, and Michael Sipser. Quantum computation by adiabatic evolution. arXiv:quant-ph/0001106, January 2000.
  • Edward Farhi, Jeffrey Goldstone, Sam Gutmann, Joshua Lapan, Andrew Lundgren, and Daniel Preda. A quantum adiabatic evolution algorithm applied to instances of an NP-complete problem. Science, 292:5516, 2001
  • Edward Farhi, Jeffrey Goldstone. A Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm. arXiv:1411.4028v1. 2014
  • Grover, L. Fast quantum mechanical algorithm for database search. In Proceedings of the 28th Annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing, 1996, pp. 212 – 219
  • Aram W. Harrow, Avinatan Hassidim, Seth Lloyd. Quantum algorithm for solving linear systems of equations. arXiv:0811.3171v3. 2009
  • Pedro C. S. Lara, Renato Portugal, and Carlile Lavor. A New Hybrid Classical-Quantum Algorithm for Continuous Global Optimization Problems. arXiv:1301.4667v1 [math.OC]. (2013)
  • Andrew Lucas. Ising formulations of many NP problems. arXiv:1302.5843v3. 2014.
  • Protopopescu, J. Barhen. Solving a class of continuous global optimization problems using quantum algorithms. Physics Letters A 296 (2002) 9–14.
  • Eleanor G. Rieffel, Davide Venturelli, Bryan O’Gorman, Minh B. Do, Elicia Prystay, and Vadim N. Smelyanskiy. A case study in programming a quantum annealer for hard operational planning Problems. arXiv:1407.2887v1 [quant-ph] 10 Jul 2014.
  • Vadim N. Smelyanskiy, Eleanor G. Rieffel, and Sergey I. Knysh. A Near-Term Quantum Computing Approach for Hard Computational Problems in Space Exploration. arXiv:1204.2821v2 [quant-ph] 18 Apr 2012
  • Guillaume Verdon, Juan Miguel Arrazola, Kamil Brádler, and Nathan Killoran. A Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm for continuous problems. arXiv:1902.00409v1 [quant-ph] 1 Feb 2019
  • Leo Zhou, Sheng-Tao Wang, Soonwon Choi, Hannes Pichler, and Mikhail D. Lukin. Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm: Performance, Mechanism, and Implementation on Near-Term Devices. arXiv:1812.01041v1 [quant-ph] 3 Dec 2018

 

EDF Innovation Lab

EDF Innovation Lab (EDF IL)’s mission is twofold: first, to explore, analyze and research trends and disruptive technologies for EDF Group in North America, leveraging the innovation of Silicon Valley and building local partnerships; and second, to develop and test new markets, innovative businesses and services, to support EDF Group’s growth in decentralized, data-driven and low-carbon energy sectors.

 

A focus in the Lab is on new businesses around Energy Markets. This will be an exciting role for someone with strong data science skills and an interest in energy challenges. However no energy knowledge is a pre-requisite to apply. The analyst will be a part of the EDF IL team and will have easy access to all of the Lab resources including people to support her/his work.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • The internship main goal will be to explore and test quantum algorithms and technologies related to the exposed challenge
  • Literature review
  • Algorithm development

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • The applicants should ideally master a background in quantum computing and mathematical optimization
  • Ability to structure and deliver analyses with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment

Education and Experience:

  • Having or pursuing a degree (Master or Undergraduate) in data science, or other relevant field
  • Experience and interest in quantum computing
  • Experience or training in energy appreciated but not required

Disclaimer:

  • May perform other duties assigned

 

Intern, Electricity Markets/Forecasting

Title:                           Intern, Electricity Markets/Forecasting

Organization:            EDF Innovation Lab, Los Altos CA

Application closing:  Until position is filled

Duration:                   Full time 3 to 5 months

Application: Send a Resume/CV and Cover Letter to innovation-lab@edf-inc.com

 

Internship Description

The strategy for developments of renewable energy (RE) resources and related investments are strongly dependent on the future of power systems, policy, regulation and energy markets. EDF Innovation Lab (EDF IL) has created a team to support this strategy, based on in-depth understanding of electricity markets in North America and the examination of future scenarios from capacity expansion models. The position will largely contribute to the understanding of the impact of RE deployment on the settlement of the locational marginal prices (LMP).

The main challenge of price forecast arises from the fact that the price of electricity is location dependent, and the determination of LMP involves the optimization of the power flow subject to various generation and transmission constraints. As a result, LMP can be highly volatile with seemingly unpredictable price spikes.

EDF IL is seeking a data scientist with strong technical and analytical skills to:

– exploit the explicit connections between the day-ahead LMP, the available generation assets, and the topology/congestions of the grid,

– develop and test robust ML algorithms.

For this purpose, the candidate will lead a short literature review to challenge and identify the most promising ML techniques. The analyst, as a full member of EDF IL’s team, will have access to the previous research studies and could rely on the Lab’s expertise on the topic to support her/his work.

 

Backgrounds and skills required:

  • Graduate or PhD students in computer science, math/statistics, physics or related fields,
  • Strong programming experience (Python, R),
  • Proficient in data wrangling, data analytics, data visualization
  • Experience in the use of advanced Machine Learning and Deep Learning frameworks (tensorflow, keras, pytorch, scikit-learn) and basic optimization algorithms is required,
  • A good understanding of electricity markets in the US is a plus,
  • Highly self-motivated; able to work independently in a collaborative, multicultural environment, an ability to efficiently manage time and resources,
  • Ability to proactively seek for feedback

 

About EDF

EDF (Électricité de France) is a global, integrated energy company and the world’s largest electricity producer with 140 GW’s of generation capacity – and 85% of that electricity is carbon free.  In the US, EDF operates several entities where among EDF Renewable Energy (8 GW of renewable generation capacity), EDF Trading and EDF Energy Services. Globally, EDF is active in the entire value chain of the electric industry, including R&D, project development, generation, trading, transmission, distribution, sales, and services. EDF IL is the US branch of R&D and seeks to identify, demonstrate, and transfer innovative solutions to the entire EDF Group.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to

Title:                           Intern, Electricity Markets/Forecasting

Organization:            EDF Innovation Lab, Los Altos CA

Application closing:  Until position is filled

Duration:                   Full time 3 to 5 months

 

Internship Description

The strategy for developments of renewable energy (RE) resources and related investments are strongly dependent on the future of power systems, policy, regulation and energy markets. EDF Innovation Lab (EDF IL) has created a team to support this strategy, based on in-depth understanding of electricity markets in North America and the examination of future scenarios from capacity expansion models. The position will largely contribute to the understanding of the impact of RE deployment on the settlement of the locational marginal prices (LMP).

The main challenge of price forecast arises from the fact that the price of electricity is location dependent, and the determination of LMP involves the optimization of the power flow subject to various generation and transmission constraints. As a result, LMP can be highly volatile with seemingly unpredictable price spikes.

EDF IL is seeking a data scientist with strong technical and analytical skills to:

– exploit the explicit connections between the day-ahead LMP, the available generation assets, and the topology/congestions of the grid,

– develop and test robust ML algorithms.

For this purpose, the candidate will lead a short literature review to challenge and identify the most promising ML techniques. The analyst, as a full member of EDF IL’s team, will have access to the previous research studies and could rely on the Lab’s expertise on the topic to support her/his work.

 

Backgrounds and skills required:

  • Graduate or PhD students in computer science, math/statistics, physics or related fields,
  • Strong programming experience (Python, R),
  • Proficient in data wrangling, data analytics, data visualization
  • Experience in the use of advanced Machine Learning and Deep Learning frameworks (tensorflow, keras, pytorch, scikit-learn) and basic optimization algorithms is required,
  • A good understanding of electricity markets in the US is a plus,
  • Highly self-motivated; able to work independently in a collaborative, multicultural environment, an ability to efficiently manage time and resources,
  • Ability to proactively seek for feedback

 

About EDF

EDF (Électricité de France) is a global, integrated energy company and the world’s largest electricity producer with 140 GW’s of generation capacity – and 85% of that electricity is carbon free.  In the US, EDF operates several entities where among EDF Renewable Energy (8 GW of renewable generation capacity), EDF Trading and EDF Energy Services. Globally, EDF is active in the entire value chain of the electric industry, including R&D, project development, generation, trading, transmission, distribution, sales, and services. EDF IL is the US branch of R&D and seeks to identify, demonstrate, and transfer innovative solutions to the entire EDF Group.

 

eMobility Analyst Intern

Job Title: eMobility Analyst Intern

Department: R&D Innovation Lab

Supervisor: Katie Lee, eMobility Lead

Duration: 3 months, temporary position

Application: Send a Resume/CV and Cover Letter to katie.lee@edf-inc.com

 

Job Summary

EDF Innovation Lab (EDF IL)’s mission is twofold: first, to explore, analyze and research trends and disruptive technologies for EDF Group in North America, leveraging the innovation of Silicon Valley and building local partnerships; and second, to develop and test new markets, innovative businesses and services, to support EDF Group’s growth in decentralized, data-driven and low-carbon energy sectors.

 

A focus in the Lab is on new businesses around Electric Mobility. This topic includes research on electric vehicles, smart charging, autonomous vehicles, and micromobility, to name a few. The position will support the eMobility team by researching important trends on eMobility in the U.S., producing techno-economic analysis, and well-written advanced technology watches. These reports and studies will be collaborative projects on behalf of EDF R&D in France, as well as for EDF’s business units in the US. Technical investigations include technology and market analyses, R&D trends, innovation, and modeling of systems. Specific projects include work on Vehicle-to-Grid use cases and business models, analysis of battery start-ups in Silicon Valley, and models on the value of micromobility in urban areas such as San Francisco. This will be an exciting role for someone with strong technical and market capabilities and interests in innovation in the eMobility and Energy Industry. The analyst will be a part of the EDF IL team and will have easy access to all of the Lab resources including people to support her/his work.

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Conduct analysis of companies, technology and trends in e-mobility
  • Support industry/academic research for newsletters /reports / autonomous vehicle watches
  • Technical analysis and economic model creation

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to structure and deliver analyses with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (strong English skills required)
  • Solid computer skills and attention to detail

Education and Experience:

  • Pursuing a degree (Master or Undergraduate) with sufficient experience or knowledge of the energy/eMobility industry
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Able to grasp new concepts quickly and efficiently
  • A strong interest in innovation and the eMobility sector is required
  • Experience with technical and economic modelling is preferred
  • Experience with relevant industries, electric utilities, energy markets, and power system regulations, economics and business development skills preferred

Disclaimer:

  • May perform other duties assigned

Microgrid and Local Energy Market Analyst

Title:                           Microgrid and Local Energy Market Analyst

Organization:            EDF Innovation Lab

Application closing:  Until position is filled

Supervisor:                  Arnaud Souillé, Smart Grid Program Manager

Duration:                   3 monthsTemporary position – October 2019 to December 2019.

 

Job Description

EDF Innovation Lab (EDF IL)’s mission is twofold: first, to explore, analyze and research trends and disruptive technologies for EDF Group in North America, leveraging the innovation of Silicon Valley and building on local partnerships; and second, to develop and test new markets, innovative businesses and services, to support EDF Group’s growth in decentralized, data-driven and low-carbon energy sectors.

One particular focus of the Lab is the new businesses around Distributed Energy Resources (DER). Distributed solar, distributed storage and Electric vehicles’ fast adoption is bringing new perspectives to utilities like EDF. One first trend is the emerging market of microgrids. As a leader in renewable and storage project, EDF is looking at developing microgrid offerings. Innovation and research in microgrid technologies is key to increase value of DER while reducing operating costs. EDF IL has built partnerships with a local microgrid owner and a microgrid technology provider and is willing now to demonstrate some advanced decentralized microgrid capabilities with those partners.

The second trend is the emerging concept of Local Energy Markets (LEM). Communities are increasingly interested in sharing solar, storage and other DER within their territory. New approaches, such as making generation or storage available to a local energy market, as opposed to the wholesale market, are likely to emerge as regulation and pricing allow for local sales. EDF IL is studying how a LEM approach could be proposed in the US and/or in France. To do so, EDF IL is launching a pilot with the Utility SMUD and the start-up Omega Grid to demonstrate the implementation of a LEM in SMUD territory for coordinating electric vehicle charging with local solar generation.

 

The role of the Microgrid and LEM analyst will be primarily to support the two projects by:

  • 1/ Developing specifications for microgrid testing, supervising testing and providing reporting and result analysis
  • 2/ Supporting EDF IL’s effort for LEM demonstration including participation to the design and scoping of the pilot, the definition of the functional and technical specifications, interacting with the other project stakeholders.

The analyst will be part of the EDF IL team and will have an easy access to all the Lab resources including people to support her/his work.

 

Required backgrounds and skills

  • Pursuing a degree (PhD or master with relevant research experience) in energy or related field
  • Ability to obtain and maintain work authorization in the country of employment in 2019
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Able to grasp new concepts quickly and efficiently.
  • An ability to efficiently manage time and resources
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, multicultural environment is a must.
  • A strong interest in innovation and the energy sector is preferred but not required.

About EDF

EDF (Électricité de France) is a global, integrated energy company and the world’s largest electricity producer with 140 GW’s of generation capacity – and 85% of that electricity is carbon free.  In the US, EDF operates several entities where among EDF Renewable Energy (8 GW of renewable generation capacity), EDF Trading and EDF Energy Services.  Globally, EDF is active in the entire value chain of the electric industry, including R&D, project development, generation, trading, transmission, distribution, sales, and services.  EDF Innovation Lab is the US branch of R&D and seeks to identify, demonstrate, and transfer innovative solutions to the entire EDF Group.


Full-time Position Benefits

Culture:

Having a positive culture enables our employees to thrive. We are an agile and forward-thinking business and our employees work hard and celebrate every success.

We also have a number of social events during the year which include annual team-building, happy hours and holiday parties.

Competitive Pay and Benefits:

We offer our employees a variety of benefits along with maintaining a competitive pay structure through an annual salary exercise. Such benefits include:

  • Cover an average of 90% of health costs for employees and their families; 100% employer coverage on some plans
  • Contribute equal to 6% of total compensation to a non-elective 401(k) account with immediate vesting
  • Competitive time-off benefits

Communication:

We aim to be transparent with our business strategy and performance information by giving employees access to the latest news and announcements.

We also provide quarterly Town Halls so that employees can hear business updates directly from executives.

Wellness & Community:

We promote wellness and community involvement by offering benefits such as gym membership reimbursement, community Involvement Time-Off and commuting allowance.