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Duke Energy

Smart Grid Workforce Training


This project will develop training materials for electrical operations and field safety skills for both Duke employees and contract workers. In addition, informational packages will be provided to local and state emergency management associations, and to the crews from other utilities who come into Duke Energy’s service territory to restore power after a major storm event. Training modules will focus on the installation and operation of automated meters and their associated communication systems.

Contact Information

Deborah Buterbaugh
Project Manager
National Energy Technology Laboratory
3610 Collins Ferry Road
Morgantown, WV 26507-0880

Jeff Gates
Principal Investigator
Duke Energy Business Services LLC
526 South Church Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

Recipient: Duke Energ
HQ State: North Carolina
NERC Region:
Total Budget: $6,980,082
Federal Share: $3,490,041
Funding Program:
Project Type:
Targeted Benefits:
  • Increase the technical knowledge and skills components of utility job classifications for technicians and administrative or program personnel
  • Job Retention - up to 3,100 employees in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky will receive Smart Grid training
  • Reduced carbon emission

The Department of Energy's Office of Electricity (OE) recognizes that our nation's sustained economic prosperity, quality of life, and global competitiveness depends on an abundance of secure, reliable, and affordable energy resources. OE leads the Department of Energy's efforts to ensure a resilient, and flexible electricity system in the United States. Learn more about OE >>

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