June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
Energy Conversion and Conservation
The Xcel Renewable Development Fund (RDF) was established in 1994 by the state legislature to support renewable energy development. It is supported by the Xcel Energy ratepayers. In 2012 higher education institutions were allowed to apply for a block grant which could be used to fund multiple smaller projects. The xxx Energy Center of Excellence received one of these block grants to promote research at xxx Colleges and Universities across the state.
This paper will review the administrative and organizational challenges of the project. This includes helping smaller community colleges develop well-structured research projects, establishing an appropriate peer review and project monitoring system, and managing potential issues of conflict of interest between institutions. An overview of the projects funded to date will also be presented. Each project is focused on renewable electricity generation and all projects are managed by educational institutions where undergraduate and graduate students play a major role in the work.
Tebbe, P. A., & Peterson, B. A. (2019, June), Managing a Multi-Institution Block Grant for Renewable Electricity Research Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. https://peer.asee.org/33081
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