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Washington State University

Training in Clean Energy Smart Grid Engineering


Washington State University, in collaboration with 11 partners, is developing and delivering six undergraduate courses and 12 graduate courses in Smart Grid engineering. Undergraduate courses provide power engineering fundamentals and Smart Grid basics. Graduate courses are in the areas of clean energy generation technologies, Smart Grid technologies, Smart Grid planning, and Smart Grid operation. Most of the course development will be done at Washington State University and the University of Washington. Due to their expertise, specialized parts of the courses will be developed by Pacific Northwest National Labs, Incremental Systems, Areva T&D, and the Bonneville Power Administration. The remaining organizations will review courseware, participate in its initial delivery, and provide course assessments. This project utilizes computerized delivery mechanisms, such as electronic blackboards and video-streaming that will be continually upgrade to reflect technological change.

Contact Information

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

Anjan Bose
Principal Investigator
Washington State University
Neill 423 – PO Box 643140
Pullman, WA 99164-3140

Recipient: Washington State Universit
HQ State: Washington
NERC Region:
Total Budget: $4,341,828
Federal Share: $2,500,000
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Targeted Benefits:
  • Experienced graduates with hands-on knowledge of cutting-edge technology in clean energy and Smart Grid
  • Job placement opportunities in the power industry
  • Career advancement within the Smart Grid service sector
  • Economic growth

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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