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2022-2023 Catalog 
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Northwest Electric Energy Systems Certificate (graduate)

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Energy Studies, University Interdisciplinary Programs

16 credits


The goal of the graduate-level Certificate in Northwest Electric Energy Systems is to give students knowledge and analytic skills in the science, technology, economics and public policy and planning issues associated with the development of electric energy systems at the graduate level, with an emphasis on the specific technology and policy context of the Pacific Northwest.

Why Consider a Northwest Electric Energy Systems Certificate?

Demand is increasing for a trained energy workforce in Washington in an emerging clean energy economy, including growing energy efficiency, grid modernization and energy storage industries in the state. Success in this growing field requires an understanding of the electric energy technology, economics, policy and planning tools that are specific to the context of the Northwest, with an emphasis on hydropower, energy efficiency and a commitment to a clean energy transition.

 Contact Information

Institute Director
Joel Swisher

Program Advisor
Gail Cowan

Administrative Assistant
Hailey Rieman

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How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Applicants will apply via the Graduate School. Admission to the certificate is based on available space with first preference given to students in pursuing graduate studies or careers in energy policy, analysis and planning.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s certificate courses, and supporting courses for certificates.

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