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University of Minnesota

Revitalization of Electric Power Engineering Education


Building on their current electric power engineering program, the University of Minnesota (UMN) is revitalizing U.S. power engineering education by creating a consortium of a large number of universities that will share state-of-the-art laboratories in power engineering. Programs are collectively designed and shared with consortium universities who disseminate laboratories and curricula to non-member regional universities, and technical and community colleges. This method of dissemination enables flexibility in fulfilling each university’s needs and facilitates information sharing with novel laboratories. The consortium is also supporting faculty development and providing new classroom materials. Establishing a foundation for graduate education and research in the areas of renewable energy such as wind, solar, storage, and energy conservation is also a part of these revitalization efforts.

Contact Information

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

Ned Mohan
Principal Investigator
University of Minnesota
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
200 Union St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Recipient: University of Minnesot
HQ State: Minnesota
NERC Region:
Total Budget: $4,175,423
Federal Share: $2,500,000
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Targeted Benefits:
  • Educated workforce in energy conservation and in the areas of renewable energy such as wind, solar, and energy storage
  • Increased investment in advanced laboratory equipment, faculty development, and research in academia
  • Cleaner, smarter, and more reliable energy 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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