PSU Course Series: Designing the Smart Grid for Sustainable Communities

Winter Term: Wednesday, January 14-March 18, 6:40-9:40 pm
Spring Term: Wednesday, April 1-June 10, 6:40-9:40 pm

Available for Graduate Credit through PSU’s College of Urban and Public Affairs, and for Professional Development Certificate of Completion through PSU’s Center for Public Service Winter and Spring Terms, 2015.

Registration for Winter Term professional development participants will be accepted through January 23; all class sessions will be recorded, and you can stream any session you miss.

The Winter Term course “The Smart Grid and Sustainable Communities: Making the Connections” focuses on the future of the electricity industry in the Pacific Northwest. Participants will explore the implications of new and emerging technologies, business and regulatory models, consumer empowerment, and other opportunities to support a cleaner, more climate-friendly & sustainable energy future.

The Spring Term course “Making the Smart Grid Work in the Real World” deepens the knowledge base with regular class sessions and presentations; it also provides opportunities to apply this knowledge to “real world” projects.

Both terms are treated much like a graduate seminar in which participants, a seven-person faculty team, and nationally known guest presenters work closely together.

This seminar series is designed to serve two target audiences:

  • Graduate students in engineering, information technology, public administration/policy, urban planning, business, economics, law, and related fields.
  • Mid-career professionals from the utility, IT, public administration, urban and transportation planning, business, legal, and related communities; as a part of their professional development.

MORE: Updated 2015 Smart Grid Course Announcement for Clearning Up