Development of a new capacity calculation method (M/W)

Internships - Published on 21/05/2019


Are you looking for an internship for 6 months? We are giving you the chance to put your theoretical knowledge into practice.
As an intern in Coreso’s business development department, you will contribute to a tremendously challenging project which purpose is to develop a new capacity calculation method. Capacity calculation helps defining the maximum capacity available for the exchange of electricity between countries.

About Coreso

The mission of Coreso is to proactively support Transmission System Operators to ensure Security of Electricity Supply in Europe. Located in Brussels, about fifty engineers, seconded from their companies, combine their expertise 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to anticipate the operation both in the short term and the long term, from a year ahead until Intraday (few hours before real time).
Founded in 2008, Coreso encompasses nine European operators, which are also its shareholders (Elia in Belgium, Eirgrid in Ireland, 50hertz in Germany, National Grid in the UK, REE in Spain, REN in Portugal, RTE in France, SONI in Northern Ireland, Terna in Italy).
Within the European context of progressing market mechanisms, continuous growth of renewable energy, ambitious grid development and further harmonization, new coordination challenges are numerous. Coreso aims to build up, together with all partners, the adequate coordinated operational processes to cope with these game changers. To secure operation of the European electricity system represents a truly international challenge.

Job description

As an intern in Coreso’s business development department, you will be part of an international team of engineers who are working with Transmission System Operators (TSOs), in the South West Region (SWE).
You will participate in developing a new capacity calculation method which will be integrated in the daily operations at Coreso coordination room. The tasks will be to contribute to the assessment of the Transmission Reliability Margin (TRM) on both French-Spain and Spain-Portugal borders. This margin is a security that copes with uncertainties on the computed capacity available for exchange.

Your tasks will include:

  • Processing the input files from SWE TSOs and extract the needed information from them;
  • Working in close coordination with the different SWE TSOs to understand better their expectations;
  • Liaising with CORESO project members;
  • This internship will give you a good overview of grid operation rules and of the electricity market.

    Prerequesites

    The ideal candidate is an engineering student at Master degree level (4th or 5th year of studies). We are looking for somebody detail oriented, well organized, dynamic and eager to learn new things.

    Skills and competences:

  • Basic knowledge of the electricity sector;
  • Knowledge of electrical fundamentals;
  • Ability to present complex technical subjects very clearly;
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • Language: Very good command of English is a must.
  • Conditions

    The intern will enjoy an international experience while developing professional skills with concrete tasks. This internship will allow the student to bring their classroom knowledge into a professional work setting and broaden their knowledge through hands-on application in a non-profit environment.

  • Reimbursement of travel costs or rental charges if you come from abroad;
  • Hands-on experience to build portfolio and professional contacts;
  • School credit, depending on the requirements.
  • Location

    Brussels.

    Send your CV and application form to contact@coreso.eu


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