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Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training

Education and Research in Clean Energy and Island Sustainability


Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training, in cooperation with Leeward Community College, Siemens Power and Transmission, and Hawaiian Electric Company, are developing a curriculum for technicians that deploys and maintains electric power transmission and distribution through the application of Smart Grid technologies, while providing participants with a working knowledge of generation, transmission, and distribution topics. This project provides an educational pathway for traditional, non-traditional, incumbent, and displaced workers to develop the knowledge and skills required for deploying and maintaining a Smart Grid distribution system while acquiring an associate degree or two-year certificate. This training program includes the development of practical problem-solving skills for lineworkers, technicians, system planners, reliability coordinators, control room operators, and control system administrators.

Contact Information

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

Peter Quigley
Principal Investigator
Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training
2530 Dole Street – Sakamaki D 200
Honolulu, HI 96822-2309

Recipient: Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Trainin
HQ State: Hawaii
NERC Region:
Total Budget: $833,000
Federal Share: $750,000
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Targeted Benefits:
  • Job retention
  • Immediate workforce needs addressed
  • Displaced workers trained in cutting-edge technologies
  • Active power industry engagement in education and training
  • Workforce-ready trainees

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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