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nrel is Hiring a Graduate Summer Intern - Modeling, simulation, and hardware testing of systems with high inverter-based resources (IBRs) Near Golden, CO
Posting Title Graduate Summer Intern - Modeling, simulation, and hardware testing of systems with high inverter-based resources (IBRs) . Location CO - Golden . Position Type Intern (Fixed Term) . Hours Per Week 40 . Working at NREL The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado is the nation's primary laboratory for research and development of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. From day one at NREL, you’ll connect with coworkers driven by the same mission to save the planet. By joining an organization that values a supportive, inclusive, and flexible work environment, you’ll have the opportunity to engage through our ten employee resource groups, numerous employee-driven clubs, and learning and professional development classes. NREL supports inclusive, diverse, and unbiased hiring practices that promote creativity and innovation. 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Job Description One project looks to develop inverter-based resources (IBRs) models suitable for fault study and protection design, and also develop innovative protection scheme based on deep understanding of limitations of existing protection schemes; and the other project aims to explore interoperability and functionality of multiple commercial grid-forming inverters through comprehensive lab testing. The intern will work on developing generic inverter-based resource (IBR) model and perform laboratory hardware experiment for a microgrid system with multiple GFM inverters. The main task includes: Update the PSCAD power system model based on the project needs. Develop generic IBR (grid-forming inverter and grid-following inverter) models in PSCAD Write an automatic script to perform comprehensive fault study in PSCAD and extract representative fault signatures for data-driven based protection design Develop equivalent mathematic models of generic IBR models Support the laboratory hardware experiment for a microgrid system with multiple GFM inverters, e.g., program RTAC, process experiment data Write peer-reviewed conference and journal paper(s) . Basic Qualifications Must be enrolled as a full-time student in a Bachelor's, Master's or PhD degree program, or graduated in the past 12 months from an accredited institution. Candidates who have earned a degree may work for a period not to exceed 12 months. Must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Please Note: •You will need to upload official or unofficial school transcripts as part of the application process. •If selected for position, a letter of recommendation will be required as part of the hiring process. * Must meet educational requirements prior to employment start date. Additional Required Qualifications Experience with PSCAD and/or MATLAB Preferred Qualifications . Annual Salary Range (based on full-time 40 hours per week) Job Profile: Graduate II / Annual Salary Range: $41,600 - $66,600 NREL takes into consideration a candidate’s education, training, and experience, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value, including seniority and merit systems, and internal pay alignment when determining the salary level for potential new employees. In compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, a potential new employee’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions. 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