The U.S. Department of Energy awarded nearly $200,000 to the University of Wyoming for smart-grid technology training.
The department announced the award Wednesday. The funds will be used to develop training that helps students gain a better understanding of the modern electrical system.
"Teaching students how to visualize the health of the electric grid and develop a more finely tuned awareness of its complex, constantly changing nature will help ensure that our workforce of the future is better prepared to face the challenges of operating a reliable and resilient grid," Assistant Secretary of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Patricia Hoffman said in a prepared statement.
The University's award was one of seven totaling $1.4 million awarded to schools around the country.