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Washington State University Project Description


U.S. Department of Energy


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.

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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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