Advanced Modeling and Analytics Fellowship - Albany Office

NYSERDA’s Energy and Environmental Analysis group assists New York State energy policy decision-makers by identifying and evaluating paths for addressing the State’s policy directions on climate change and realizing a clean energy economy; quantitatively assessing the impact of energy, environmental, and economic policies and programs on the State’s citizens, businesses and environment; and helping foster informed energy planning, through forecasting energy demand and prices, and through the quantitative analysis of energy issues and policies.

Primary Focus

The State’s Reforming the Energy Vision strategy envisions an evolution of the electricity system where distributed energy resources (DERs) are expected to play a major role in meeting New York energy consumer needs for resilient and clean energy, as well as advance the State’s aggressive renewable electricity policy targets to mitigate New York’s contribution to climate change. To help NYS explore the potential role of DERs, NYSERDA would benefit from the development and testing of advanced statewide electricity system planning tools that explicitly and accurately represents New York’s distribution networks and the DERs within. The focus of this fellowship is to work with NYSERDA staff to identify emerging modeling tools, and to conduct pilot projects to assess and improve the utility of existing tools for analyzing the type of critical REV related policy issues described above. This work will include a combination of direct modeling as well as management of technical teams.

Other Responsibilities

  • Support the development of the New York State Energy Plan through developing and performing quantitative analyses to assess impacts of existing and potential energy and environmental policies on supply, demand, energy prices and markets, emissions, and the macro-level State economy
  • Develop methodologies and perform quantitative analyses of emerging energy and environmental issues, including development and implementation of new technologies
  • Formulate policy and study activity that fosters greater depth of understanding of energy systems capabilities
  • Support NYSERDA participation in New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) stakeholder process
  • Manage external contractor teams engaged in analysis on behalf of NYSERDA as well as participate in and lead teams from NYSERDA and other State agencies to advance projects
  • Collaborate with State agency partners to participate in energy planning activities

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in electrical, power systems or mechanical engineering or a related engineering field
  • Practical work or graduate school study in modeling/analytics related to the electricity system
  • Economics training or experience

To Apply

Please submit one file that includes both your cover letter and resume to include Fellowship - Advanced Modeling & Analytics in the Subject Line.