Professional resources to implement the "smart grid"

Gerald T. Heydt, Anjan Bose, Ward T. Jewell, Mladen Kezunovic, James D. McCalley, Dennis J. Ray, Peter W. Sauer, Chanan Singh, Vijay Vittal

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

34 Scopus citations


A widely supported effort to modernize the United States power system has led to an engineering initiative variously known as 'smart grid', 'intelligrid', "gridwise", "modern grid", "perfect grid", "future grid", and similarly denominated programs. These efforts generally include features of: selfhealing from power disturbance events, enabling active participation by consumers, assuring resilient operation against physical and cyber attack, delivering power quality for digital economy, accommodating all generation and storage options, enabling new products, and optimizing the use of assets. This paper addresses the question as to where engineers needed to address the smart grid will be educated, how they should be trained, and to what levels of comprehension in integrative fields they must be educated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication41st North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2009
StatePublished - 2009
Event41st North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2009 - Starkville, MS, United States
Duration: Oct 4 2009Oct 6 2009

Publication series

Name41st North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2009


Other41st North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityStarkville, MS


  • Power engineering curriculum
  • Power engineering education
  • Power engineering resources
  • Power engineering workforce
  • Smart grid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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