Professional Development

As part of our mission, FREEDM also offers training to working professionals through periodic workshops and seminars.  The table below lists some of these events. Our partner organizations also offer professional development opportunities so keep reading!


Education WebinarSeptember 5, 201812:00pm- 1:00pm
Education WebinarSeptember 12, 201812:00pm- 1:00pm
Education WebinarSeptember 19, 201812:00pm- 1:00pm
Education WebinarSeptember 26, 201812:00pm- 1:00pm

PowerAmerica aims to train the next generation of wide bandgap (WBG) students at U.S. universities as well as train the workforce in WBG technologies.

“Breakthroughs in SiC Power MOSFET
Technology Sponsored by PowerAmerica”
by Dr. Jay Baliga, NCSU
May 2, 201812:00 pm- 1:00 pm
"Recent Advances in SiC MOSFET Technology"
by Dr. Woongje Sung, SUNY Poly
April 4, 201812:00 pm- 1:00 pm
Wide Bandgap Summer WorkshopAugust 22-24, 20188:00 am - 5:00 pm


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

Big Data Analytics in Electric Power Distribution SystemsJune 7, 20188:00am- 5:00pm
Utility Applications of Power ElectronicsJune 18- 21, 20182:00pm- 5:00pm
Electric TransportationSeptember 20, 2018
September 21, 2018
8:00am- 5:00pm
8:00am- 5:00pm
Distributed Generation Interconnection
on Radial Distribution Systems
September 25, 2018
October 18, 2018

For over 20 years, Triangle MicroWorks (TMW) has been providing solutions for standards-based protocols. Our primary goal at Triangle MicroWorks is to provide innovative and reliable solutions with timely support for our customers. We enjoy building personal relationships with our customers and understanding their needs.


Free IEC 61850 Training and Workshop

August 20, 20189:00am- 4:00pmPAC World Americas - Raleigh Marriot City Center

Each year, the Center hosts and/or participates in a broad number of events. These typically include workforce development training, conferences, webinars, and industry trade shows. These activities highlight the Center, our technical assistance services and projects, and our education and training.

Check out the many training options here.