Internship Accenture Smart Grid Services – Grid Innovations


Stage informatie

Bedrijf: Accenture

Locatie: Amsterdam

Opleidingsniveau: WO


Type: Werkstage



Internship Accenture

Smart Grids in the Netherlands

Job description

In contemporary literature and research, the future of our energy system is one of the topics with the most attention worldwide. Without a doubt, innovative and flexible solutions are required to handle the future balance of energy supply and demand. Energy aggregators, local energy batteries, and other solutions are examples of “demand response” technologies that focus on balancing consumption and production. Accenture operates at the frontline of these developments, combining new technologies with our deep understanding of the energy system.

As an Accenture intern, you will investigate innovations and new technologies in the Dutch energy sector focusing on restoring the energy supply and demand. You will have the freedom and support of Accenture to identify and develop innovations in one of the most rapidly changing sectors of the Netherlands. The smart grid community has identified the following research topics:

1. The future of the smart meter: How do we utilize the smart meter now that most household in the Netherlands have a smart electricity and gas meter?

2. Nitrogen as carrier of the energy transition: Do we immediately need to transform our gas infrastructure into nitrogen?

3. Local energy storage: Although this topic has been broadly researched, it seems the nearby future is still not defined yet. What will happen next?

4. Green energy or green landscapes? Sustainable energy production does not always go hand in hand with the existing landscape; do we have enough land to host the energy transition in the Netherlands?

5. NewIT: The energy field is one of the sectors where NewIT like Blockchain and AI have a high potential impact. How can these technologies be utilized by Transmission and Distribution organizations in the Netherlands?

6. Do you have a research topic on the intersection of new technologies and the Dutch energy industry? Feel free to discuss a well thought out idea.

If you are selected for a job interview, Accenture asks you to choose at least one of the topics above and think of a research question that you would like to investigate during the internship at Accenture.

Place in the organization

Accenture Smart Grid helps delivering innovative business solutions to support the modernization of electric, gas and water network infrastructures. Accenture is at the forefront of the evolution to a smarter grid. From generation to in-home energy management, from strategic blueprints to operational data analytics, and from the board room to the operations center. Accenture provides the experience and skills, global resources, proven methodologies and industry-leading technology assets utilities need to realize the vision of a more intelligent grid.

Your background

  • You are a HBO, Bachelor or Master student- in the final year of your graduation, preferably a beta student with a specialization in the areas of Resources and/or Utilities;
  • You have affinity with technology innovations, smart grid, infrastructures and/or the Dutch water market;
  • You are a team player with excellent communication skills;
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English;
  • You are pro-active, can work independently and you are a hands-on kind of person;
  • You can work with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint;
  • You do not mind working on a project base;
  • You have a high level of motivation and drive;
  • You are eager to learn;
  • You would like to work in consulting after you graduate.

What can we offeryou?

Within Accenture we offer you a work environment with a focus on yourpersonal development, in which you will receive a lot of responsibility andwill be guided by a team of experienced consultants. You will work togetherwith talented colleagues from all over the world on challenging projects forthe highest ranked international companies. You will also receive acompensation and a laptop.


· Period: 6 months

· Hoursper week: 40

· Location: Utrecht

· Startdate: 1st September 2018

Are you interested?
Are your ready to join Accenture as SmartGrid Associate and change the world around you? Apply onlinethrough the ‘apply’ button. Forquestions about this position feel free to contact Wesley van der Wilk via or call (020) 57 23 914.

About us
Accenture solves the toughest technological challenges through standoutstrategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Working with overthree-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, we drive innovation and shape worldaround us. With expertise in more than 40 industries and all businessfunctions, we deliver ground-breaking outcomes for a new digital world.

Stage informatie

Bedrijf: Bedrijf: Accenture

Locatie: Amsterdam

Opleidingsniveau: $}


Type: Werkstage



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