A Research Platform for Singapore

Summer Internship (Electricity Consumers in Singapore’s Future Energy System)

Department:Electrification Suite & Test Lab
Posted Date:21 May 2019
Closing Date:Open until filled
Hours:Full Time
Duration:Fixed Term (3 months)

Project Title: Electricity Consumers in Singapore’s Future Energy System

TUMCREATE is a research platform for the improvement of Singapore's public transportation, including the deployment of electric and autonomous mobility. Researchers from Technical University Munich and Nanyang Technological University join forces and are funded by Singapore’s National Research Foundation as part of the Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE). 

In TUMCREATE, over 100 scientists, researchers and engineers work together, led by Professors from the Technical University of Munich and Nanyang Technological University. The Mission of TUMCREATE is to seek the ultimate public transport system for the people of Singapore. Our innovative road transport solutions will provide high comfort and a positive travel experience, best protection of the environment and maximum benefit to the society and the economy. 

About this Position
The research group Electrification Suite & Test Lab (ESTL) research area in TUMCREATE puts an emphasis on the interaction of the electricity grid with advanced electrified public transport systems for Singapore. Ranging from charging infrastructure optimisation to demand side flexibility and integration of renewable energies, ESTL covers many hierarchy levels of the electrification concept in the context of the major goals of TUMCREATE. 

A research project has been established to develop advanced models and optimal control techniques for a flexible distribution grid demonstrator (FLEDGE) software framework. In a case study for a district of Singapore, the electric grid operation is being investigated under various scenarios for electric mobility, photovoltaic generation and electric demand side flexibility. 

The goal of this internship is to characterise the different electricity consumer types in Singapore and to identify challenges and opportunities for utilities and electricity retailers.
The main tasks are: 

1) Understand the characteristics of electricity consumers and differentiate consumer types.
2) Investigate typical demand profiles for each consumer type and develop scenarios for the future demand developments.
3) Devise guidelines for utilities and electricity retailers based on the identified future scenarios for electricity demand of different consumer types in Singapore.

• Studies in Engineering, Science, Social Science, Computer Science or related field
• Experience with Python / Pandas and SQL is an advantage
• Reliable, independent and scientific way of working
• Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills in both written and spoken English and ability to work with people from different backgrounds and cultures 

What we offer
• Financial support
• Exposure to the state of the art research topics
• An international and multidisciplinary working environment
• Guidance by researchers from world-renowned universities
• Opportunity for publishing in international journals and conferences
• Multicultural and dynamic working atmosphere 

Enquiries and How To Apply
Please send your complete application including cover letter, CV, university transcripts and degree certificates to sebastian.troitzsch@tum-create.edu.sg