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The Ohio State University Project Description

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U.S. Department of Energy

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The Ohio State University (OSU) is developing courses and web-enabled distance learning systems to educate next-generation engineering students and electric power engineers from power companies and manufacturers. The I-SMART curriculum will bridge the gap between basic education for the electric power sector and the needs of the Smart Grid, such as power electronics, distributed control, networks and communications, sustainable energy, clean coal technology, high voltage engineering, and game theory-based policy and pricing. OSU will use its novel Hardware-in-the-Loopbased Virtual Smart Grid Test Platform as a training tool to simulate Smart Grid sub-systems. As a partner, American Electric Power will use their gridSMART SM facilities for demonstrations and tours, and will provide expertise in course development.

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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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