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Energy Markets Fundamentals Internship

Organization: EDF Innovation Lab

Location: 4300 El Camino Real, Los Altos or Remote

Application Closing: ASAP, Fall 2021

Duration: October 2021- March 2022, Full-time/Part-time

Compensation: Paid, Compensation commensurate with experience

Internship Description

The intern position will support the Energy Markets team in forecasting analytics for grid decarbonization goals and setting up data pipelines for an in-house capacity expansion/production cost simulation model. In addition, the intern may be asked to provide support for other ongoing energy market activities, such as insights into market rules and participation of flexibility assets.

Education and Experience

  • Pursuing undergraduate, graduate, or Ph.D studies, with a focus on quantitative modeling of the electricity markets, energy economics, and related topics
  • Proficiency in basic programming/coding (Python preferred)
  • Familiarity with fundamental energy modeling tools 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

Job Duties

Specific duties and responsibilities include, among others:

  • Conduct and in-depth review of electricity markets supply and demand fundamentals (in California and other US regions)
  • Develop a working understanding of the capacity expansion/production cost simulation model used by the team, its critical inputs, and assumptions
  • Assist in setting up the data pipeline for the model. Write the input data pipeline codebase and work with intenal stakeholders for review and quality check
  • Support the broader EDF Innovation Lab energy market activites through research, analytical work, and written contributions

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 preganancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please send your resume to innovation-lab@edf-inc.com with ‘Intern, Energy Markets Fundamentals’ in the subject line.

About EDF

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.

 

Energy Blockchain Internship

Organization: EDF Innovation Lab

Location: 4300 El Camino Real, Los Altos

Application Closing: ASAP, Fall 2021

Duration: Part-Time during the year and optional 2-3 months full time during the summer

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 someone who is interested to learn and report on the latest blockchain technologies, start-ups, and trends, and who is able to propose, support, and coordinate innovative projects with internal and external partners.

Education and Experience

  • The ideal candidate would have knowledge of Blockchain and industrial use cases
  • Have a technical major and demonstrate ability to quickly grasp technical concepts
  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student with energy industry and market experience
  • Preferably have coding abilities in Blockchain or demonstrated ability to learn this to aid in developing proofs of concept, but this is not a necessity, as we do have developers

Job Duties

  • Market surveying of relevant technical, commercial, and regulatory activities, and analysis with periodic reports and/or contributions to reports
  • Identification, interviewing, and evaluation of potential partners and platforms
  • Demonstration project support likely 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.

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 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.

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

Intern, Quantum Computing

Job Title Intern, Quantum Computing
Employer EDF Inc. Innovation Lab
Reports To Matthew Bishara
Location EDF Innovation Lab, Los Altos, CA
Schedule Part-time/ Full-time
Position Open Summer/Fall 2021

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 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, EDF Trading & Energy Services, Dalkia, 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 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.

2. Summary of the position

EDF (Electricite de France) has been developing renewable energy projects for years in the US; the kind we need to tackle climate change challenges.  Many of these solutions include resource intensive calculations focused on optimization where the problem time might not converge.

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

The internship’s main goal will be to explore the quantum ecosystem and survey the current work being done relevant to the energy industry.

The applicants should ideally have a background in quantum computing, and ability to read technical papers.

3. Duties and responsibilities

Specific duties and responsibilities include, among others:

  • Conducting in-depth research and review of quantum computing companies, labs, and technologies.
  • Literature Review/Summary of quantum computing research relevant the energy sector.
  • Drafting of presentation, reports, and sharing findings with relevant internal stakeholders
  • Support the broader EDF Innovation Lab activities through research, analytical, and written contributions.

4.Qualifications- Education, skills, and experience

  • Pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies, with an interest in quantum computing
  • Ability to read scientific technical papers
  • Familiarity with python
  • 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

How to apply:

Please send your Cover Letter and Resume to innovation-lab@edf-inc.com with ‘Intern, Quantum Computing’ 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.

Innovation Analyst Intern

Title:                           Innovation Analyst Intern

Organization:            EDF Innovation Lab
Location:                   4300 El Camino Real Suit 101, Los Altos, CA (working remote likely and acceptable)

Application closing:  August 30, 2021 (or until filled; looking to fill role asap)

Duration: Ideally, part-time during the school year and 2-3 months full time during summer, but flexible depending upon candidate preferences.

Internship Description 

  • identifying and analyzing start-ups in the energy sector, providing benchmarks on specific topics, and working on trends.
  • analyzing the data regarding start-ups received from databases and partners, such as Crunchbase, Tracxn, Greentech Media, VC partners, and others.
  • potentially joining meetings with executives from the start-ups to evaluate their technologies and business models.
  • 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; 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 mostly autonomously to analyze, filter, and compare startups
  • 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 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.

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

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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.