Clemson University Electric Power Research Association is developing three online
certificate programs and an online Master of Engineering program focusing on training
the work force in power systems. The certificate programs include a Power Systems
Engineering certificate, a Renewable Energy certificate, and an Advanced Power
Systems certificate. A doctoral program will also be offered for qualified engineers.
Three groups are targeted as program candidates: electrical engineering graduates
lacking power systems training coursework; engineering graduates lacking renewable
energy coursework; and electrical engineering graduates with only the basics of power
systems. Courses include Electric Machines and Drives, Power Systems Dynamics
and Stability, Renewable Energy on the Grid, and Wind and Solar Power Fundamentals. Course enhancements will be determined by a survey of power industry
stakeholders. All programs are currently underway.