Saturday, November 23, 2013

The National Shift from Traditional Sources of Electricity

FEEDER Center bringing together universities, utilities
November 14, 2013 - The University of Central Florida (UCF) has been awarded $3.2 million to lead one of four national consortia to develop distributed technologies, increase engineering capacity and prepare for a national shift from traditional sources of electricity to renewables such as solar and wind.

The team's winning proposal, Foundations for Engineering Education for Distributed Energy Resources (FEEDER), is a part of a $12 million investment from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SunShot Initiative and the Grid Engineering for Accelerated Renewable Energy Deployment (GEARED) program.

The FEEDER Center will bring together seven universities (Auburn University, Florida State University, University of Arkansas, UCF, University of Florida, University of Kentucky, and University of South Carolina), eight utility companies (including Duke Energy, Florida Power & Light, Southern Company, Orlando Utility Commission), two national laboratories (National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory), and eight industry manufacturers to speed the development of technologies needed to prepare nation's electric grid to operate on renewable energy. read more>>>

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