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Smart Grid Workforce Training Project


This project trains the next generation of electric utility technicians in four primary areas: 1) Customer engagement with adoption of energy efficiency, dynamic pricing, direct load control and distributed generation programs, 2) Deployment and operation of smart metering, load control, distribution automation and grid optimization infrastructure, 3) The implementation, operation and control of a two-way communications infrastructure, 4) Compliance with standards to ensure interoperability and cyber security.

Contact Information

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

Sunil Pancholi
Principal Investigator
Pepco Holdings, Inc (PHI)
701 Ninth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001-4572

Recipient: Pepc
HQ State: D.C.
NERC Region:
Total Budget: $8,752,100
Federal Share: $4,376,050
Funding Program:
Project Type:
Targeted Benefits:
  • Job creation and retention
  • Workplace-ready graduates
  • Expanded Smart Grid

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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