GridEd Short Courses

GridEd's short course program seeks to train existing professional engineering staff on topics to prepare them to design and operate the grid of the future. Regular and sustained course offerings are derived from surveys and regular feedback from GridEd utility industry advisors. Courses are taught by EPRI experts, GridEd Partner university professors, and/or other university professors and industry experts with specialized knowledge in power systems engineering, distributed energy resources (DER), distributed generation (DG), and other related topics.

GridEd short courses are delivered in a variety of formats which include live-in-person, live-online, and recorded-online. Professional Development Hours (PDHs) are awarded to course participants based on the number of course hours. If you would like to request more information about a specific course, be added to the distribution list to receive notification when registration opens for new courses, or to register for a course at a discounted rate, please contact Amy Feser at

Courses Open for Registration

Application of Smart Inverters    12 PDHs

August 17, 2017 – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
August 18, 2017 – 8:00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.

Location: Snohomish County PUD
2320 California St
Everett, WA 98201
Information: Flyer Application of Smart Inverters

This course investigates the core theory, modeling, and analysis behind smart inverter technology and its application on the power system. Students will learn relevant characteristics of inverter operation, including topologies, modulation, maximum power point tracking, grounding, and protection.

Distributed Generation Interconnection on Radial Distribution Systems Live Online   16 PDHs

July 25 – August 17, 2017 – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ET

Location: Live Online
Information: Distributed Generation 2017

This course will review basic topics on DG that is connected to inverters and synchronous/induction generators, as well as radial and network power distribution.

Library of Course Offerings

The following courses are available upon request and may be repeated periodically as a standard offering based on feedback from the GridEd utility industry advisory board.

Coming Soon (Under Development)

  • Bulk System Integration of Variable Generation
  • Data Communication Technologies and Applications
  • Distribution System Reliability
  • Power Quality

Pricing and Discounts

The cost to participate in a GridEd short course is $1200. Discounts are available as follows:

  • Group Discount for 3 or more staff enrolled in the same course – 20%
  • Government Worker (Non-Utility) – 25%
  • University Professors – 25% (University ID Required)
  • Graduate Students – 75% (University ID Required)

In addition, GridEd Affiliate university staff and students, GEARED universities, and DOE staff may be placed on a waiting list for short courses; and, if space is available, will be permitted to take the course for free.

Those who seek deeper discounts (up to 50%) and would like to purchase multi-seats for use in any GridEd short course may join EPRI's supplemental "GridEd course bundle" project (EPRI Product 3002008740). Additionally, EPRI members may purchase courses with Self-Directed Funds (SDF). GridEd advisors receive the greatest benefit and discounts which include three pre-paid slots per year to attend any GridEd short course, and the option to host a short course at their facility. If you would like to purchase a full course (all 25 seats), bring a course to your facility, or would like to join GridEd as an advisor, (EPRI Product 3002002386), please contact us at

Previous GridEd Short Courses

May 15 – 16, 2017

Energy Storage

March 6 – 9, 2017

Utility Applications of Power Electronics

February 27 – 28, 2017

Business Case Analysis

February 16 – 17, 2017

Applications of Smart Inverters

February 7 – 8, 2017

Electricity Markets

October 4 – 27, 2016

Distributed Generation Interconnection on Radial Distribution Systems

February 25 – 26, 2016

Unbalanced Power Systems Analysis

January 13 – 14, 2016

Applications of Smart Inverters

December 2 – 3, 2015

Business Case Analysis in the Electric Utility Industry

November 17 – 18, 2015

Electric Power Distribution Systems

October 8 – 9, 2015

Applications of Smart Inverters

Sept. 8 –  Oct. 6, 2015

Distributed Generation Interconnection on Radial Distribution Systems

August 25 –  26, 2015

Distributed Generation Technologies and Applications

July 8 –  9, 2015

Electric Power Distribution Systems

September 29 –  30, 2014

Business Case Analysis in the Electricity Utility Industry

September 11 –  12, 2014

Dynamic Distribution System Modeling with Open DSS

August 20 –  21, 2014

Electric Power Distribution Systems

July 16 –  17, 2014

Distributed Storage & Generation Technologies and Applications