For GEARED, the Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Mid-America Regional Microgrid Education and Training Consortium (MARMET) program is designed to support the increase in power systems research, development, and analytical capacity while simultaneously growing the expertise and preparedness of current and incoming electric utility sector professionals for high penetrations of solar and other distributed energy technologies.
MARMET will work with consultants, inspectors, policy-makers, supervisors and engineers, as well as undergraduate and graduate students to advance the goals of GEARED.
Project lead: Dr. Mariesa Crow, the Fred W. Finley Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Email
Universities: University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign; the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Iowa State University.
Utility partner: the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
Industry partners: Ameren, the City Utilities of Springfield, Mo.; the Perfect Power Institute/ Chicago