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Key Training Corporation

Grid Training Modernization Project


Over three years, Northwest Lineman College (NLC) will work with manufacturers, utilities and construction companies to develop training strategies, programs and delivery methods for the workers who will install, maintain and operate the clean energy Smart Grid. Target groups for this project include line workers, substation technicians, system operators, meter technicians, and plant operators. As the single largest trainer of electrical line workers in the country, Northwest Lineman College has a unique ability to use its existing infrastructure, staffing, curriculum and utility customer base to rapidly develop and disseminate Smart Grid training programs nationwide.

Contact Information

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

Anne King
Principal Investigator
Key Training Corporation
7600 Meridian Rd
Meridian, ID 83642-7164

Recipient: Key Training Corporatio
HQ State: Idaho
NERC Region:
Total Budget: $1,722,012
Federal Share: $750,000
Funding Program:
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Targeted Benefits:
  • Job creation via Transmission and Distribution line training programs
  • The swift dissemination of training on Smart Grid devices including advanced measurement, sensing technologies, communications and controls
  • Journey-level employees will earn significantly more than the national average, per capita

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