The Center of Excellence for Clean Energy produces curriculum as a deliverable for grants and projects.
This DOL TAACCCT grant funded project brings together the clean energy, advanced manufacturing and construction sectors to prepare participants for employment in entry level, pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship occupations. The grant funded materials are available at https://www.skillscommons.org/handle/taaccct/1532 and include course materials and grant support materials.
Two versions of Smart Grid learning modules (PowerPoint slides) which cover similar material were created under this project. The courses, which were funded by the Department of Energy and produced through a collaboration of consumer and investor-owned utilities, the Bonneville Power Administration, the Pacific Northwest National Lab, and community colleges and universities, are available for educators, trainers, and anyone wishing to view them.
- Module 1 – Guide to Training
- Module 2 – Intro to Overview
- Module 3 – Status of Electric Infrastructure
- Module 4 – Part 1: Grid Shortcomings
- Module 4 – Part 2: Sustainability
- Module 5 – Regulatory Consumer Response
- Module 7 – Occupations Career Pathways
- Module 0 – Transactive Control in the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration
- Module 1 – Part 1: Development of the Electricity Industry in the Northwest
- Module 1 – Part 2: Private Companies and Municipal Power
- Module 1 – Part 3: The Emergence of Federal Power
- Module 1 – Part 4: Post-War Growth Years
- Module 1 – Part 5: Challenges
- Module 1 – Part 6: The Modern Electric System in the Northwest
- Module 2 – Current Status of the Nation’s Electric Infrastructure
- Module 3 – Smart Grid Implementation Issues (PPNL Portion)
Substation and Distribution Automation
A series of 10 narrated learning modules (PowerPoint slides) creates this Substation and Distribution Automation course. The course, which was funded by the Department of Energy and produced through a partnership between Washington State University and University of Washington, is available for educators, trainers and anyone wishing to view it.
- Module 0 – Introduction
- Module 1 – Development of the modern distribution system
- Module 2 – Modeling of distribution level components
- Module 3 – Distribution level power flow
- Module 4 – Voltage control devices
- Module 5 – Substation design and automation
- Module 6 – Volt-VAR optimization
- Module 7 – Energy storage and electric vehicles
- Module 8 – Demand response
- Module 9 – Automated switching and reconfiguration
- Module 10 – Introduction to microgrids
- Center for Energy Workforce Development: Energy Industry Fundamentals Curriculum Modules
Energy Management Curriculum
Background: This grant is a partnership between Edmonds Community College, Cascadia Community College, Washington State University Energy Program, and the Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy. One of the objectives of this grant is to establish and disseminate industry-identified skills-based training options supporting energy efficiency related industries. To this end, the project researchers convened an Industry & Labor Taskforce which identified the need for two sets of skill profiles: energy project/program management and commercial building analysis. These occupational categories were identified because industry perceives a need for training in the skills needed for success in these areas. View the skill sheets and course development resources here.