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Syracuse University Project Description


U.S. Department of Energy


Syracuse University and collaborating partners are creating an innovative curriculum to deliver regional and distance offerings of associate, undergraduate, and graduate degrees in Smart Grid technologies. This multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary effort includes participation from academic and industry partners, and technology manufacturers. The curriculum includes a comprehensive spectrum of knowledge and skills from Smart Grid basics to the technical requirements associated with the design, security, and operation of communication and control devices. Curriculum courses include topics such as Advances in Grid Infrastructure, Smart Grid Security, Monitoring and Diagnostics, Bulk Power Transmission Systems, Wireless Networking, and Modern Power Systems. The project will be conducted at four locations in upstate New York: Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and Potsdam. Courses will be delivered in the classroom, online, in cyber laboratories, and will include site visits to installations of Smart Grid components. Students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience by working with National Grid??s Smart Technology Centre in Liverpool, New York. Plans also include the establishment of a Power Systems Laboratory at the University of Buffalo and Buffalo State College, and a Sensor and Measurement Laboratory and a Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory at Syracuse University.

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