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Senior Analyst, Future Energy Market

Job Title Senior Analyst, Future Energy Market
Employer EDF Inc. Innovation Lab
Reports To Thomas Bladier, VP R&D EDF Inc.
Location Los Altos, CA
Schedule Full-time
Position Open Immediate

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

The electricity industry is currently undergoing profound changes, and renewable energy resources are playing a central role in this evolution. Across the US, more than 150 cities, ten counties, and seven states have already adopted 100% clean electricity goals, and utilities across the country are also pledging 100% clean energy supply.

EDF Innovation Lab has been actively working in the areas of understanding the future energy mix evolution, challenges with electricity market design, and technical feasibility and the need for new products with a high share of variable renewables. EDF R&D has a comprehensive set of tools to study these areas, including performing production cost simulation analysis, modeling of market design and investment behavior, and analyzing grid stability and inertia needs. EDF Innovation Lab’s current work is sponsored by EDF Renewables to study the California market, where the state has adopted a goal achieve 100% clean energy supply by 2045. The team is also exploring opportunities where such tools and analysis could guide the policymakers, researchers, and resource planners, in other regions, to meet the 100% clean electricity goals cost-effectively.

We are looking for a Senior Analyst to join the team and lead the work to adapt the EDF R&D tools to study the North America markets and regions with 100% clean electricity goals. The analyst may also provide qualitative and quantitative inputs on the topics of technology costs evolution, distributed resources forecast, and translate the information to be used in energy market models. It is a rewarding employment opportunity to guide renewable projects development strategies for EDF in North America, inform external stakeholders, and make possible achievement of 100% clean electricity goals.

3.Duties and responsibilities

Specific duties and responsibilities include, among others:

  • Work on EDF R&D models related to capacity expansion, production cost simulations, and market design. Perform analysis for the North America markets and regions planning to achieve 100% clean electricity goals.
  • Analyze renewable energy markets, technology cost trends, and provide insights into the role of emerging technologies (such as long-duration storage) in future resource mix
  • Work on the analysis of the challenges, opportunities and best practices for operating and planning power systems with large amounts of variable renewable energy
  • Present results and promote the EDF Innovation Lab’s work through participation in workshops and meetings
  • Carry out reporting on activities and communicate synthesis of results to internal and external stakeholders

4.Qualifications

Education, skills, and experience

  • MSc or D. in Energy, Engineering, or similar, with excellent knowledge of US power markets
  • 3+ years of experience in renewable energy policy, consulting, modelling, or directly related field
  • Strong technical understanding of electricity market design, U.S. renewable energy policy, and power system operations
  • Experience in electricity resource planning and knowledge of analytical tools used (e.g. PLEXOS, PROMOD) is a plus
  • Experience in programming and statistical programming skills (e.g. Python, R) is desirable

Professional skills

  • Ability to quickly ramp-up and understand functioning of EDF R&D energy models
  • Ability to structure and deliver analyses with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Capable of multi-tasking and learning new areas
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills
  • Able to travel nationally and internationally, based on business needs

How to apply:

Please send your Cover Letter and Resume to innovation-lab@edf-inc.com with ‘Senior Analyst, Future Energy Market’ 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.

 

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

Energy & Blockchain + IoT Internship

Title:                           Energy & Blockchain + IoT Internship

Organization:            EDF Innovation Lab
Location:                   Los Altos,Ca (remote)

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

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

Internship Description

EDF Innovation Lab is seeking an intern to support R&D activities related to Blockchain and IoT 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 Internet of Things (IoT) industrial use cases,
  2. have a technical major and demonstrate ability to quickly grasp technical concepts,
  3. be an undergraduate or graduate student with energy industry and market experience

The main activities will include:

  • Delivering a market survey of relevant market players, products, architectures, protocols and applications relevant to IoT withy connection to blockchain and especially with relevance for distributed energy resources
  • Identification, interviewing, and evaluation of market players

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, 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+IoT Internship” in the subject.

Electrical Engineering Intern DC Grid study in United States

EDF’s goal is to maintain its position as the global, efficient, responsible electricity company that champions low-carbon growth. The world of energy is changing, and energy is becoming more decentralized, low-carbon and data-driven. Customers are increasingly engaged in their consumption, energy efficiency, and self-generation. Meters are becoming smarter. The bulk of EDF’s new power comes from the wind, the sun and the sea, and we are seeking ways to utilize nature’s resources as best possible to generate electricity and conduct business in a sustainable and responsible manner.

EDF Innovation Lab’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.

To this end, we work in partnership with academic, industrial, financial and start-up stakeholders across North and South America.

Description of the internship

EDF is launching several projects related to DC technologies. EDF Innovation Lab will support those activities by informing about current DC projects launched in the US and providing additional insights regarding DC technology maturity, standards, and adoption.

The objective of the internship is to:

  • Identify the commercial supply available in North America (USA and California) related to public LV DC distribution and domestic distribution of various sectors:
    • AC/DC conversion dedicated to powering LVDC systems
    • DC/DC conversion dedicated to powering DC uses
    • DC cables/lines
    • DC protection
    • Uses/Equipment already adapted to a DC power supply
  • Research and analyze in details all the demonstrators and experiments related to DC in the US
  • Analyze the supplier catalogues
  • Identify potential partners in order to launch projects in France or to join a concrete project in the US
  • Identify the key local players on the US side on the LVDC, DC microgrids, and their positioning.
  • Assess the maturity of the DC distribution sector (materials, equipment and systems under development).
  • Having a global REX of demonstrators already in place

All of these tasks will be related to the work already carried out by the EDF Innovation Lab in previous years.

Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering

Strong technical skills.

Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Good interpersonal relationship

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.

 

 

Temporary

Expert, Future Energy Markets

Job Title Expert, Future Energy Markets
Employer EDF Inc. Innovation Lab
Reports To Thomas Bladier, VP R&D EDF Inc.
Location EDF Innovation Lab, Los Altos, CA
Schedule Full-time or Part-time, Temporary position that could turn into Full time
Position Open Immediate

 

Achieving 100% clean electricity goals will fundamentally alter the electricity resource mix and markets with variable renewables playing a predominant role.

EDF Innovation Lab has been on the cutting edge of the research to understand the implications, and we want to help the industry, utilities, and regulatory bodies to be successful in this historic shift.

We are looking for a Senior Consultant with strong experience in electricity resource planning, market design, and experience in working with public agencies and grants to help us achieve this goal.

How to apply:

Please send your Cover Letter and Resume to innovation-lab@edf-inc.com with ‘Senior Consultant, Future Energy Markets’ in the subject line.

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

The electricity industry is currently undergoing profound changes, and renewable energy resources are playing a central role in this evolution. Across the US, more than 150 cities, ten counties, and seven states have already adopted 100% clean electricity goals, and utilities across the country are also pledging 100% clean energy supply.

EDF Innovation Lab has been actively working in the areas of understanding the future energy mix evolution, challenges with electricity market design, and technical feasibility and the need for new products with a high share of variable renewables. EDF R&D has a comprehensive set of tools to study these areas, including performing production cost simulation analysis, modeling of market design and investment behavior, and analyzing grid stability and inertia needs. EDF Innovation Lab’s current work is sponsored by EDF Renewables to study the California market, where the State has adopted a goal to achieve a 100% clean energy supply by 2045. The team is exploring opportunities where such analysis could guide the policymakers, researchers, and resource planners, in other regions, to meet the 100% clean electricity goals cost-effectively.

We are looking for support from a Senior Consultant to guide the team in strategically exploring new opportunities in these areas, providing guidance to work with public agencies in the US, seek grant opportunities, and strategic collaboration with other research labs and think tanks.

3. Duties and responsibilities

Specific duties and responsibilities include, among others:

  • Identify public agencies and other venues providing research funding in the areas of future energy mix evolution, electricity market design, and technical feasibility of the grid.
  • Identify collaboration opportunities with other research labs and think tanks.
  • Guide the team in seeking grant opportunities.
  • Take the lead in organizing EDF Innovation Lab response to relevant requests for proposals (RFPs), including organizing internal team to help in potential analyses for responses.
  • Support the broader EDF Innovation Lab activities through analytical and written contributions, web content, and briefs.

4.Qualifications Education, skills, and experience

  • MSc or D. in Energy, Engineering, or similar, with excellent knowledge of US power markets
  • 10+ years of experience in renewable energy policy, consulting, sales engineering, or directly related field, with a technical understanding of electricity market design, U.S. renewable energy policy, and power system operations
  • Strong knowledge of public funding and research grant opportunities available in the areas of resource mix evolution, electricity market design, and studying technical feasibility of the grid
  • Proven track record of bringing together strategic partners and securing public-funded projects
  • Knowledge of capacity expansion models (g., PROMOD, PLEXOS, or other equivalent approaches) is preferred

 

Professional skills

  • Ability to quickly identify the critical elements of the use case, understand the strengths of EDF R&D and bring together a diverse set of stakeholders
  • Ability to structure and respond to RFPs with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Able to travel nationally and internationally, based on client and business needs

 

How to apply:

Please send your Cover Letter and Resume to innovation-lab@edf-inc.com with ‘Senior Consultant, Future Energy Markets’ in the subject line.

EDF Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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.


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.