As the world transitions to a low-carbon energy system and societal pressures mount to tackle the climate change, new public/private capital infusion has created a massive number of grid infrastructure projects. Power and utility executives across the globe report too few workers have the right skills to adopt digital technologies, for example,
From a recent IEEE PES webinar “Importance of T&D Grid Modernization to Mitigate Impacts from and Adapt to Climate Change,” also identifies that one of critical pillars for power sector to modernize the grid and combat climate change is to make concerted efforts at the secondary and pre-secondary education levels to attract students into energy careers and the science, technology, and engineering disciplines.
“Power industry is undergoing remarkable transitions driven mainly by decarbonization and resulting intensified electrification and grid modernization. In this context, the need for a qualified workforce for tackling these challenges has been pointed out as top priority by major power industry professionals. This need concerns all categories of key competences and levels ranging from technicians to engineers and R&D experts.”
— Nouredine Hadjsaid, Vice President New Initiatives/Outreach
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