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Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training Project Description

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U.S. Department of Energy

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Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training, in cooperation with Leeward Community College, Siemens Power and Transmission, and Hawaiian Electric Company, are developing a curriculum for technicians that deploys and maintains electric power transmission and distribution through the application of Smart Grid technologies, while providing participants with a working knowledge of generation, transmission, and distribution topics. This project provides an educational pathway for traditional, non-traditional, incumbent, and displaced workers to develop the knowledge and skills required for deploying and maintaining a Smart Grid distribution while acquiring an associate degree or two-year certificate. This training program includes the development of practical problem-solving skills for lineworkers, technicians, planners, reliability coordinators, control room operators, and control administrators.

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