EMT Analyses Supporting Wind Operation Planning Study

ISO New England Inc., One Sullivan Road, Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States of America Req #898
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

ISO New England Inc. keeps the lights on for more than 14 million customers. Through cutting-edge innovation and strong regional collaboration, our team of highly-trained professionals oversee the 24/7 operation of the region’s power grid, administer the $10+ billion wholesale electricity market and conduct power system planning, preparing for a cleaner grid.


Internship Title EMT Analyses supporting wind operation planning study

Department – Advanced Technology Solutions

Minimum Education level: PhD

Preferred Majors: Electrical Engineering


Department description:

The Advanced Technology Solutions (ATS) department engages in both long-term research projects and near-term design/process improvements. The department consists of experts in three topic areas: power systems, simulations, and markets. In all projects, the goal of the department is to provide innovative and practical solutions to current and emerging questions for ISO New England.


What will you be working on:

The candidate will continue assisting ISO-NE's operations planning study for Vineyard Wind, particularly in electro-magnetic transient (EMT) analyses. They will also engage in testing, packaging and managing EMT models of several other incoming major inverter based resource (IBR) projects. Necessary documentation and knowledge sharing will be needed.


How will you make an impact:

This position will expedite the ongoing Vineyard Wind operation planning study and accordingly the studies for other major IBR projects in the commissioning queue.

EMT model processing and maintenance work, as an integral part of implementing EMT analyses in assessing and securing the BPS transient stability, will also be greatly facilitated.


What we look for in a candidate:

  • Familiar with the technical concept of and simulation tools ( PSS/E, DSA Tools or other equivalents) for power system load flow analysis and transient stability simulation
  • Experience in using EMT tools (PSCAD, RTDS or others) for IBR modeling and simulation is preferred, but not required.
Clarity of purpose is the starting point for all success. The ISO’s mission, vision, and values define our purpose—these values serve as the cultural cornerstones of the organization.
Mission: Through collaboration and innovation, ISO New England plans the transmission system, administers the region’s wholesale markets, and operates the power system to ensure reliable and competitively priced wholesale electricity.
Vision: To harness the power of competition and advanced technologies to reliably plan and operate the grid as the region transitions to clean energy.
Values: Expertise, Respect, Innovation, Dependability and Collaboration

What We Offer
: Located in Holyoke, MA amid the picturesque Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, our interns get the best of both rural and urban living, enjoying day-to-day local community culture and conveniences with drivable access to big city amenities. In addition to our competitive pay, our interns have we access to our onsite fitness center and a cafeteria with free coffee.    

Equal Opportunity: We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer. Applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, creed, color, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, disability, status as a veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard.

Drug Free Environment: 
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
Social Networking Notice: ISO New England reserves the right to review the candidate's postings on any social networking site accessible in the public domain as part of the candidate assessment process.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • ISO New England Inc., One Sullivan Road, Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States of America