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Electric Planning Policy & Modernization Intern

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You must have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Engineering or related field, expertise in Excel & Word, familiarity with python & SQL, strong problem-solving & communication skills, and ability to work in a team environment. Elect. Eng. background is a plus.
  • You will support grid modernization efforts by analyzing data, developing tools, identifying opportunities for Distributed Energy Resources, and publishing reports to enhance distribution planning processes at PG&E.

Off-cycle Internship

Engineering, SustainabilityOakland


  • The Electric Planning Policy & Modernization (EPPM) team is looking for an intern to support the development of new distribution planning tools based on advanced automated analytics of PG&E’s distribution grid. The successful intern will be interested in learning how PG&E plans for Distributed Energy Resources (e.g., solar PV, energy storage, energy efficiency, and demand response) and can apply and help develop analytical tools to clearly communicate our planning process to internal and external stakeholders.


  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • Earning a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Environmental Science, or related field (students MUST be continuing education towards degree during and/or after internship)
  • Desired:
  • 3.0 GPA or greater in both cumulative GPA and major GPA
  • Expertise in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
  • Familiarity with python and SQL scripts
  • Ability to work in a team environment and support fellow team members
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Familiarity with large databases and data analytics is a plus.
  • Electrical Engineering background, particularly power system engineering, is a plus.

Education requirements

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Area of Responsibilities



  • Statistical data analysis and data validation to support publication of the data on a public map that includes information for the use of Distributed Energy Resources developers.
  • Extract information from various databases for analysis to answer key business questions.
  • Help identify improvements in distribution grid modeling and simulations.
  • Help develop automated tools to efficiently perform distribution planning process.
  • Explore, innovate, and demonstrate technologies that facilitate easier grid integration and modernization.
  • Identify opportunities for PG&E-owned Distributed Energy Resources and assess them for solicitation as part of the Distributed Investment Deferral Framework (DIDF).
  • Analyze and synthesize various data streams to support the publication of data from PG&E’s annual distribution planning process.
  • The publication of an annual Grid Needs Assessment (GNA) and Distribution Deferral Opportunity Report (DDOR) that identifies opportunities for Distributed Energy Resources (e.g., solar PV, energy storage, energy efficiency, and demand response)
  • Examine and document the methods by which to include known load applications from customers into the distribution load forecast
  • Visualization of distribution, transmission, and generation metrics to track capacity project execution across several PG&E data sources
  • The successful intern will have the opportunity to lead and/or support activities as described above working with a team of experienced Engineers and Analysts. Additionally, the intern will gain knowledge of the larger Electric Engineering organization through the work they will be performing.


Work type

Full time

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