The GEARED team is three regional consortiums, known as the Distributed Technology Training Consortia (DTTC), and IREC, as National Network Administrator (NNA).
As NNA for GEARED, IREC is helping facilitate and support efforts of the DTTCs. The goal is to accelerate growth of power systems programs and workforce capacity, working closely with three DTTCs:
- University of Central Florida: Foundations for Engineering Education for Distributed Energy Resources (FEEDER)
Dr. Zhihua Qu, University of Central Florida SAIC Endowed Professor and Chair
- Missouri University of Science and Technology: Mid-America Regional Microgrid Education and Training Consortium
Dr. Suzanna Long, PhD, PEM, F.ASEM, Professor and Department Chair (Interim), Engineering Management & Systems Engineering
- The Electric Power Research Institute: The Center for Grid Engineering Education. Tom Reddoch, Principal Investigator
The DTTCs collaborate with multiple university and industry partners to integrate power systems analysis and R&D into training activities such as curriculum and short course development, internships and coops and continuing education.