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DoE GEARED Grant Awarded to ECE Professors Holloway & Liao

ECE Professors Dr. Larry Holloway and Dr. Yuan Liao have been awarded a grant entitled: “STEP/FEEDER: Strategic Expansion to Achieve GEARED Goals” from the Department of Energy’s GEARED (Grid Engineering for Accelerated Renewable Energy Deployment) program. The Foundation for Engineering Education in Distributed Energy Resources (FEEDER) Consortium is a model for university-utility, multi-institutional collaboration and undertakes research, curriculum development, education and training activities aiming at widespread adoption of distributed renewable energy resources and deployment of smart grid technologies (see feeder-center.org). The activities under the Solar Training and Education for Professionals (STEP) is to strategically expand this program and scale up the educational, professional-training and student activities as well as more effectively meet the workforce challenges that face the electric utility industry nationwide.