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Pratt Community College

Smart Grid Curriculum Development


Pratt Community college is forming the Kansas Community College Energy Consortium to develop training that meets the needs of the electric power industry. This project is incorporating Smart Grid training into electric power lineman, power plant, and information network certificates and AAS curricula statewide. Opportunities for power career exploration and training is provided for both new and incumbent workers. Web-based training will be utilized to enhance the training experience and to reach a larger number of participants.

Contact Information

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

Jerry Burkhart
Principal Investigator
Pratt Community College
348 Northeast State Rd. 61
Pratt, KS 67124-8317

Recipient: Pratt Community Colleg
HQ State: Kansas
NERC Region:
Total Budget: $861,275
Federal Share: $749,375
Funding Program:
Project Type:
Targeted Benefits:
  • Technicians and displaced workers with increased skills, jobs retained, and increased pay rates
  • Job placement opportunities
  • Electric power industry needs met in the State of Kansas
  • Workforce trained to meet national Smart Grid goals

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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