Department of Energy Has Awarded a Total of $12M to 4 National-Network Distributed Technology Training Centers( DTTCS) and 1 National Network Administrator (NNA)
October 22, 2013
Through the Grid Engineering for Accelerated Renewable Energy Deployment (GEARED) program, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) at Department of Energy has awarded a total of $12M to 4 national-network Distributed Technology Training Centers (DTTCs) and 1 national network administrator (NNA). University of Central Florida (UCF) is selected as one of the DTTCs, while Interstate Renewable Energy Council / Solar Electric Power Association is selected as the NNA. Led by ECE at the University of Central Florida, the FEEDER (Foundations for Engineering Education for Distributed Energy Resources) center is a consortium of 7 universities, 2 national laboratories, 8 utilities and 7 industrial companies. FEEDER, funded by $3.2M from DoE and $1.6M industry/university match over the next five years (2013-2018), is to accelerate the deployment of distributed power systems technologies through innovative research, cross-institutional highly-collaborative education of the current and future workforce, partnering with public and private entities in energy systems and smart grid, and leveraging well-designed and complementary research, development, test, analysis, and evaluation.