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Saint Paul College

Energy Process and Smart Grid Technology Program


Saint Paul College (SPC) is developing knowledge and skills for students in the energy process, the power industry, and in Smart Grid technology. The program is designed to meet a variety of student needs, including a two-semester certificate for entry level skills, a four-semester diploma, and a six-semester Associate degree attainable by both certificate and diploma graduates. New equipment will be purchased following the successful recruitment of two new program faculty. SPC is directly recruiting and marketing the training program, implementing a continuous evaluation process, and is monitoring enrollment to ensure program support.

Contact Information

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

Gary Hertel
Principal Investigator
Saint Paul College
235 Marshall Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55102-1807

Recipient: Saint Paul Colleg
HQ State: Minnesota
NERC Region:
Total Budget: $2,208,699
Federal Share: $750,000
Funding Program:
Project Type:
Targeted Benefits:
  • Workforce-ready job training in the high-tech power industry
  • Smart Grid expansion and development
  • Local economy stimulus

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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