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Florida Power & Light

Gateway to Power: Development of Innovative Strategic Electric Power, Renewable Energy, and Smart Grid Workforce


The Gateway to Power Consortium (G2P), led by Florida Power & Light and Smart Energy Grid Associates, consists of four Florida colleges/universities and three out-of-state universities. Their mission is to deliver workforce training for electrical power sector personnel in areas most relevant to the next-generation electric power workforce. These college and university-level cross-disciplinary training programs will lead to both certificates and degrees that include science, engineering, social science, economics, and other topics needed as the traditional power system transforms into a national, clean-energy Smart Grid. Courses include Advanced Metering Infrastructure, Customer Interaction with Smart Grid, and Synergy of Smart Energy Systems. Program graduates will have the knowledge and skills to design, plan, construct, operate, and maintain a modern electricity delivery system, including power system infrastructure and information systems. It is expected that several jobs with salaries ranging from $57K to $95K will be created as a result of this initiative.

Contact Information

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

Ken Languedoc
Principal Investigator
Florida Power & Light Company
700 Universe Boulevard
Juno Beach, FL 33408

Alex Domijan and Arif Islam
Project Developer and Manager
Smart Energy Grid Associates
9095 Dupont Place
Wellington , FL 33414
813-270-0366, 561-307-3399

Recipient: Florida Power & Ligh
HQ State: Florida
NERC Region:
Total Budget: $12,539,735
Federal Share: $5,000,000
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Targeted Benefits:
  • Jobs created and retained
  • High-tech training in cutting-edge Smart Grid technologies
  • Efficient service to customers from the use of state-of-the-art technologies
  • Workplace-ready graduates prepared to resolve cross-disciplinary engineering issues confronting the electric power industry

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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