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Energy Portfolio Procurement & Policy Intern

LocationOakland, California;

Requisition ID # 145800 

Job Category: Administrative / Clerical 

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Energy Policy & Procurement

Work Type: Hybrid

Job Location: Oakland

Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. We deliver some of the nation’s cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California.  We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Organization Overview 
The Portfolio Management group is part of the Energy Portfolio Procurement & Policy department (EPP&P) within Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) Energy Policy and Procurement organization.  Portfolio Management is primarily responsible for managing PG&E's wholesale electric portfolio in order to meet PG&E's electric load obligations in a reliable, economic manner. This responsibility includes: (1) determining the Company's long-, intermediate-, short-term Resource Adequacy (RA) capacity, Energy, Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), Congestion Revenue Rights (CRR) and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) compliance product needs; (2) developing strategies to meet those needs; (3) amending, modifying, and terminating agreements as necessary to maintain PG&E's electric portfolio; (4) complying with sales/procurement, including Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credit sales and reporting requirements; and (5) supporting the development of energy policy with the objective of implementing such policy at the least cost and ensuring compatibility with the supply/demand portfolio.  

Position Summary
Portfolio Management is looking for a talented summer intern to help support and enhance the process by which PG&E manages and forecasts the outages of resources in its portfolio.

This will involve project responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:
Performing analyses on the historical performance of generation resources
Coordinating with experts to create robust future outage schedules
Enhancing existing data sets to be used forecast tools
Creating and automating processes by which data flows through analytical tools
Developing an understanding of the state’s Resource Adequacy program
The successful intern will have analytical capabilities and strong excel skills to drive these efforts in outage management.  This opportunity will enable the person to better understand PG&E’s responsibilities as a Load Serving Entity and Scheduling Coordinator and gain a deep knowledge of PG&E’s demand requirements and the portfolio of resources needed to serve that demand. 

PG&E is providing the hourly rate range that the company in good faith believes it might pay for this position at the time of the job posting. This compensation range is specific to the locality of the job.  The actual hourly rate paid to an individual will be based on multiple factors, including, but not limited to, specific skills, education, licenses or certifications, experience, market value, geographic location, and internal equity. Although we estimate the successful candidate hired into this role will be placed towards the middle or entry point of the range, the decision will be made on a case-by-case basis related to these factors.​

The hourly rate for this position ranges from $18.43 to $29.81

Minimum Qualifications:
Earning a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering, Environmental, Economics, Mathematics, Computer Science or related field (students MUST be continuing education towards degree during and/or after internship)

3.0 GPA or greater in both cumulative GPA and major GPA
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
Takes initiative and can work independently with minimal direction

PG&E is unable to provide VISA sponsorship to students on an F-1, J-1 or other student visa for this position. Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an AA/EEO employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce


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