in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

As part of a $2.5 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Bismarck State College National Energy Center of Excellence (NECE), located in North Dakota, has developed the fourth and final course in a series on the smart grid.

The new course, "Impact of the Smart Grid," will provide a comprehensive understanding of the business impacts that affect decision-making on the implementation, governing and operation of the smart grid.

According to Alicia Uhde, NECE training and program manager, smart grid courses ensure those already working in the industry are prepared for the latest advances in technology.

"The NECE works really closely with industry leaders and national organizations like the Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE) to offer relevant and technically advanced training. Smart grid is being integrated all over the world, and we are proud to be part of making sure that energy industry employees are ready for it," Uhde says.

The new course addresses an array of business impacts that accompany smart grid deployment, including financial implications, emissions implications and methods to produce a quality business plan for a smart grid project. It is an online self-study course with approximately 12 hours of content and is open for registration.




Hse SandyHook
Latest Top Stories

DOE Report: U.S. Wind Power Prices Reach All-Time Low

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), wind power continues to play a larger role in the U.S.' energy mix and is the cheapest it has ever been in the country.


Survey Reveals What U.S. Consumers Expect From Their Utilities

GE's new survey measures Americans' views on the state and future of the grid, as well as how much extra consumers would be willing to pay for better power reliability.


How A GIS Can Help Utilities Address The Aging Workforce And Capitalize On Data

Baby Boomers, whose experience and know-how have served the utility industry so well for decades, are retiring. The author suggests utilities can use a geographic information system (GIS) to fill in resultant knowledge gaps.


Sensus Smart Meters Tied To More Overheating Incidents And Fires

SaskPower is investigating two new meter failures, and Portland General Electric is working to replace 70,000 Sensus units amid fire concerns.


SaskPower Halts Smart Meter Installations Following Fires

The Canadian utility has suspended its smart meter deployment as it investigates half a dozen fires associated with the meters.

S&C Electric_id176
edf_id180