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Salt Lake Community College

Utah's Smart Grid Training


Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is providing training on the introduction and integration of Smart Grid. Occupational training and placement activities focus on electric power line installer/repairer, control valve installer/repairer, power plant operator, utility energy efficiency technician, automation technician, efficiency measurement technician, and energy auditor jobs. SLCC is targeting displaced workers, as well as current and future electric power sector personnel. Workforce training will aid the state of Utah in meeting its energy and Smart Grid goals. Through the use of distance learning, SLCC will increase its geographic reach to expand the capacity of a trained Smart Grid workforce.

Contact Information

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

Jennifer Saunders
Principal Investigator
Salt Lake Community College
Miller Campus
9750 South 300 West, MFEC 211
Sandy, UT 84070

Recipient: Salt Lake Community Colleg
HQ State: Utah
NERC Region:
Total Budget: $2,899,197
Federal Share: $1,523,005
Funding Program:
Project Type:
Targeted Benefits:
  • 300 jobs retained
  • 70 jobs created
  • 110 displaced workers employed
  • Enhanced connection to the national Smart Grid
  • High-tech education in cutting-edge Smart Grid technologies

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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