Utility Professionals: Meet Your Future Power Systems Workforce!

In just three years, GEARED engineering students and faculty have become part of the DistribuTECH community. Once again, Teresa Hansen, editor in chief, PennWell, welcomed GEARED students and faculty at DistribuTECH 2018 and invited conference attendees to meet their future workforce. This year, 45 GEARED students from 27 universities displayed their research in a poster exhibit at the two-day conference in San Antonio, TX. (GEARED stands for Grid Engineering for Accelerated Renewable Energy Deployment).

Teresa Hansen, Powergrid International editor-in-chief and DTECH 2018 program chair, welcomes GEARED to the conference.

DistribuTECH, the annual utility professional’s conference, is two days of technical sessions on today’s most vexing power systems issues, like microgrids, renewable energy generation, storage, along with hundreds of exhibitors displaying their wares in a cavernous exhibition hall. GEARED is preparing academia, government and industry for the current and next generation of power systems professionals for the modern electric grid. An initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (previously SunShot), IREC serves as GEARED’s national network administrator.

Conferences like DistribuTECH are an ideal match for GEARED engineering students. Where else would you get unfettered access to your future employer! Click To Tweet

Caroline Kamm, University of Central Florida, discusses her research on bid-auction strategy: how to satisfy demand while incentivizing participants to invest in renewable energy generation through the competitive peer-to-peer energy network market.

GEARED student posters featured research on relevant and timely renewable energy issues like generation and integration, storage and microgrids. For two days, students shared their work with conference attendees, made the rounds in the exhibition hall, collected business cards and passed out resumes. Read the full article here.

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