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Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

EPCE Workforce Preparedness for Smart Grid Deployment Project


The project leverages the existing capacity and distinctive features of the Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE) model for developing and delivering industry-endorsed, standardized, continuously updated online technical training and education. The project employs a number of training strategies aligned with employer needs and utilizes existing and new online electric power technology curriculum developed by Bismarck State College’s (BSC) National Energy Center for Excellence.

Contact Information

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

Jo Winger de Rondon
Principal Investigator
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
6021 S. Syracuse Way, Ste 213
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Recipient: Council for Adult and Experiential Learnin
HQ State: Colorado
NERC Region:
Total Budget: $5,398,961
Federal Share: $2,549,467
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Targeted Benefits:
  • Increasing the nation’s electric power industry capacity to deploy Smart Grid components and technologies by expanding upon existing online electric power technology curriculum, and developing new online curriculum, that can be delivered to a wide range of electric power industry workers.
  • Assisting the project’s employer partners in training their workers to support their Federal, State and/or corporate-supported Smart Grid deployment initiatives

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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