NREL Postdoctoral Researcher – Protection Enabling DERs/PHIL Evaluation in Golden, Colorado
Postdoctoral Researcher – Protection Enabling DERs/PHIL Evaluation
CO - Golden
Postdoc (Fixed Term)
Hours Per Week
As a member of the Integrated Devices and Systems (IDS) Group’s research staff the successful candidate will conduct research in the area of new protection schemes for enabling ever higher levels of distributed energy resources to be integrated into the distribution system. Research topics of interest include real-time models/implementations of distribution system dynamics, stability and control as well as the development of novel protection methodologies.
The successful candidate will develop reports on technical work and input to technical publications and presentations, publish results in technical journals/conference proceedings; present work at conferences, symposia, and review meetings while following all Environment, Safety, and Health policies and procedures to ensure and maintain a safe working environment. A large amount of interaction with other IDS staff is expected as well as external collaborators.
Advanced experience with Opal-RT/RTDS
Knowledge of legacy protection schemes for distribution systems
Advanced experience with power hardware-in-the-loop testing
Knowledge of IEEE 1547 DER interconnection standard
Excellent writing and communications skills
Ability to present technical results to a wide audience
Required Education, Experience, and Skills
Must be a recent PhD graduate within the last three years.
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