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Pennsylvania State University Project Description

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The GridSTAR Center will provide education and training of a workforce needed to design, construct, and operate a reliable, secure, economical, energy efficient, and safe Smart Grid. Operations will begin at University Park and will include two satellite locations: the Philadelphia Navy Yard and the Pittsburgh Green Innovators at the former Pittsburgh Public Vocational-Technical High School. The GridSTAR Center is coordinating with a diverse team of utility, energy management, manufacturing, and training partners to provide systems-based continuing education and train-the-trainer programs in advanced power systems design, energy economics, cyber security, distributed energy generation, and building-vehicle-grid systems.

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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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