Council on Energy, Environment and Water Integrated | International | Independent

Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi
Programme Associate – Power System Modelling

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Designation offered
Programme Associate – Power System Modelling

Team/ Focus area
Power Markets

New Delhi, India

Reporting to
Senior Programme Lead



The Indian power market is evolving rapidly. The increasing share of variable renewable energy in the electricity system requires a flexible grid, financially sound and efficient power distribution companies and demand to serve as a resource. Achieving these outcomes would need dynamic regulations, new business models, innovative financial instruments, and robust institutional frameworks.

To enhance grid-flexibility, CEEW team studies the current and future power systems to inform planning and operations, and procurement and dispatch of electricity in cost-effective ways. We undertake grid simulation exercises, and techno-economic analyses for emerging solutions such as large-scale energy storage and repurposing of inefficient thermal power plants.

The candidate in this role will lead the studies on power system modelling and undertake quantitative and qualitative analysis of issues concerning integration of variable renewables with the grid and market-based procurement of power. The candidate will work extensively on an open source modelling platform named GridPath, CEEW’s internal data analytics platforms, and other tools such as excel and Python.

Job Duties and Accountabilities

Primary responsibilities

  • Co-conceptualise and implement projects related to power system modelling at the national and sub-national level
  • Develop analytical models to study issues pertaining to high RE penetration in the grid and identify mitigation options
  • Build input databases by collecting and analysing large datasets
  • Design and simulate different dispatch model scenarios to reflect transition challenges and opportunities, as well as realities of the current system
  • Analyse model outputs and distil policy and regulatory insights
  • Conduct regular discussions with stakeholders, especially with state load dispatchers, regulators, discoms and other research organisations to understand the needs and challenges, receive inputs and disseminate outputs
  • Regularly track important policy and regulatory developments in the sector and conduct rigorous literature review for informing the modelling efforts of the team
  • Write high-quality research reports and publishing in leading peer-reviewed journals
  • Generate knowledge content through blogs and policy briefs and prepare presentations, fact sheets, and other research communication material

Selection Criteria


  •  A master’s degree in power systems / power systems management, energy economics, and related fields
  • Any certifications related to power system modelling and power market operations would be desirable

Work experience

  • 3-6 years of relevant work experience
  • Candidates with strong research skills but with lesser experience may also be considered

Key skills

  • Strong analytical and research skills, and proficiency in using tools such as MS excel, and Python
  • Stakeholder engagement and management
  • Ability to learn new tools to manage, process and drive insights from datasets
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team and deliver timely outputs
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

If you want to shape the future of power markets in India, this is the place for you!

CEEW operates in a dynamic environment and the candidate will be required to show flexibility in undertaking a variety of tasks.

Competitive compensation – commensurate to the experience and matching the best of standards adopted by industry or other similar organisations for similar roles.

Application Process

CEEW is an equal opportunity employer and the selection process does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, caste, ethnicity, religion, or sexuality. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested applicants are advised to apply at the earliest possible.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified by us. We appreciate your interest.