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Georgia Institute of Technology

Electrical Power Transmission and Distribution Connector Selection and Installation Training


The National Electric Energy Testing, Research, and Applications Center (NEETRAC) of the Georgia Institute of Technology is working with its 35 member companies and other utilities to deliver training for line crews and engineers. NEETRAC scientists and engineers will develop and conduct the training. Line crews will learn how to install new technology connector products through classroom lectures and discussions that use NEETRAC failure investigation studies and hand-on practicum where students will install various accessories. Engineers will learn about connector theory, how to specify connectors, and how to create quality systems that ensure reliability of field installations.

Contact Information

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

Joseph Goldenburg
Principal Investigator
Georgia Institute of Technology
NEETRAC62 Lake Mirror Rd, Bldg 3
Forrest Park, GA

Recipient: Georgia Institute of Technolog
HQ State: Georgia
NERC Region:
Total Budget: $719,298
Federal Share: $647,368
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Targeted Benefits:
  • Job retention and professional growth
  • Trained workforce to replace retirees
  • Increased reliability of the electrical delivery network
  • Utility operating costs decreased

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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