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1 Smart Grid and Construction Electricians N ORTHWEST W ASHINGTON E LECTRICAL JATC

2 I NTRODUCTION T HE N ORTHWEST W ASHINGTON E LECTRICAL JATC Created in 1945, The Northwest Washington Electrical Industry Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee has long been preparing Apprentice Electricians for careers in the Electrical Industry. The Training center additionally offers over 30 Journeyman Electrician courses - keeping the Journeyman level workforce current on emerging technologies. SAFETY  OSHA 10  FIRST AID / CPR  NFPA 70E Elect. Safety CODE RELATED  HAZARDOUS LOCATIONS  RCW / WAC  CODE UPDATE  ELECTRICAL GROUNDING SPECIALTY TRAINING  PHOTOVOLTAICS  ELECTRIC VEHICLES  ADVANCED LIGHTING  PLC’s  BUILDING AUTOMATION  DATA CABLING  TRANSFORMERS  CONDUIT FABRICATION  INSTRUMENTATION  FIRE ALARM

3 ELECTRICIAN UTILITY M The Smart Grid from the perspective of an Electrician COMMUNICATION INFORMATION INFRASTUCTURE ENERGY ELECTRICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

4  The devices in the systems installed today communicate with themselves in a closed network.  What will consumers demand? A furnace, hot water heater, or dryer communicating with the utility?  What communication specifications will the devices and Utility call for? ZigBee, WiFi, Cellular, or something else. The Smart Grid will build on the systems being installed today, adding communication between the consumers and the utility. P REPARING FOR THE S MART G RID

5 P REPARING FOR THE S MART G RID C OMMUNICATION  Current training includes: Building Automation, PLC’s, Motor Controls and Network Cabling  Classes in the very near future: Advanced Lighting Controls and Electric Vehicles

6 P REPARING FOR THE SMART GRID E NERGY  Moving from a Centralized to Decentralized Grid  Solar PV  Electric Vehicles (EV to grid)  Energy Storage SOLAR PV SOLAR CSP WIND HYDRO TIDAL BIOMASS GEOTHERMAL BIOFUEL

7 NEW JOBS FROM SMART GRID DEPLOYMENT  Market drivers = Incentives, Increased energy costs, “Tree hugger “  Without Utility or other incentive packages encouraging consumers to adopt “smart grid” devices we would only expect a slow up tick in this area.  Decentralizing of the grid will continue as home and business owners continue to add renewable energy sources. Driven by incentives, increased energy cost

8 C ONSERVATION C ARROTS BEFORE SOLAR COOKIES  Before considering additional power generation conservation must be the priority.  Much more $$$ can be saved through conservation  Change consumers behavior by installing devices that make them aware of their energy usage. Gas gauge for the house.

9 Q UESTIONS & C ONTACT The Northwest Washington Electrical Industry JATC 306 Anderson Road, Mount Vernon WA phone fax nwejatc.org


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