26 Apr '14, 11pm

'Developing the Power Engineering Workforce for the Future' #renewableenergy

Forty students and faculty from universities across the country are expected to participate in a first annual, one-day student-centered conference on April. The premiere event, is a project of the U.S. Department of Energy's new program: Grid Engineering for Accelerated Renewable Energy Development, or "GEARED." A $25,000 grant from Pacific Gas & Electric is underwriting much of the students' costs associated with the conference. The event will include a student poster session and a 'Smart Grid and Distributed Technologies Seminar,' which will feature a panel discussion on 'Challenges to Students in Transforming the Electric Utility Grid,' led by utility, industry, and national laboratory leaders. About half of the students attending will be presenting posters on research projects. Student and faculty attendees will also have the opportunity to network with professionals a...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyfocus.com/view/38139/developing...

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