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Clemson University Electric Power Research Association

Power Industry Essentials Certificate Program


Clemson University Electric Power Research Association is developing three online certificate programs and an online Master of Engineering program focusing on training the work force in power systems. The certificate programs include a Power Systems Engineering certificate, a Renewable Energy certificate, and an Advanced Power Systems certificate. A doctoral program will also be offered for qualified engineers. Three groups are targeted as program candidates: electrical engineering graduates lacking power systems training coursework; engineering graduates lacking renewable energy coursework; and electrical engineering graduates with only the basics of power systems. Courses include Electric Machines and Drives, Power Systems Dynamics and Stability, Renewable Energy on the Grid, and Wind and Solar Power Fundamentals. Course enhancements will be determined by a survey of power industry stakeholders. All programs are currently underway.

Contact Information

Deborah Buterbaugh
Project Manager
National Energy Technology Laboratory
3610 Collins Ferry Road
Morgantown, WV 26507-0880

Dianne Myers
Principal Investigator
Clemson University Electric Power Research Association
Office of Sponsored Programs
Clemson, SC 29634-5702

Recipient: Clemson University Electric Power Research Associatio
HQ State: South Carolina
NERC Region:
Total Budget: $827,083
Federal Share: $744,374
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Targeted Benefits:
  • Job retention and professional growth
  • Trained workforce to replace retirees
  • Energy costs reduced

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