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California Smart Grid Workforce Development Network


The California Smart Grid Workforce Development Network (CSGWDN) is supporting the development of California’s Smart Grid workforce by engaging electric utilities, California State University campuses, California community colleges, labor unions, and Smart Grid manufacturers in workforce training in advanced power system technology. The partners have identified the need to train 897 incumbent engineers, 521 new hire engineers, and 1,306 craft and technical workers over the next five years. CSGWDN is creating, executing, and evolving a statewide workforce development strategy through degree and certificate programs by connecting Smart Grid technology advances to workforce needs. Two webinars will be conducted to advance the professional development of professors and instructors at participating education locations. The program will be made available to the remaining 23-campus California State University system.

Contact Information

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

John Manns
Principal Investigator
University Enterprises Inc
6000 J Street Bookstore Bldg Rm 3400
Sacramento, CA 95819-6111

Recipient: University Enterprise
HQ State: California
NERC Region:
Total Budget: $833,347
Federal Share: $749,992
Funding Program:
Project Type:
Targeted Benefits:
  • Job retention
  • Workplace-ready graduates
  • National leadership maintained in the global marketplace

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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