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Oregon Institute of Technology

Strategic Training and Education in Power Systems


Oregon Institute of Technology’s (OIT) Strategic Training and Education in Power Systems project cross-trains power engineering graduates in electrical, mechanical, and energy engineering; building on a strong foundation in mathematics and science. OIT graduates also have a firm understanding of renewable energy source integration, energy policy, and economics. OIT will increase the number of energy and systems engineers in the electric power industry by augmenting curriculum and faculty resources, expanding laboratory capabilities, and increasing industry collaboration. New faculty will be hired and laboratory facilities expanded to support anticipated enrollment.

Contact Information

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

Robert Bass
Principal Investigator
Oregon Institute of Technology
3201 Campus Drive
Klamath Falls, OR 97601-8801

Recipient: Oregon Institute of Technolog
HQ State: Oregon
NERC Region:
Total Budget: $2,865,038
Federal Share: $2,491,100
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Targeted Benefits:
  • Produce workplace-ready graduates prepared to manage the cross-disciplinary engineering issues confronting the electric power industry
  • Increase the number of power engineering graduates from OIT
  • Establish a Master’s degree program in power engineering

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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