The Energy Storage and Microgrid Training and Certification (ESAMTAC) is a national safety training program that was created through an industry collaborative led by Penn State University (PSU). The program requires a working knowledge of electrical construction, including safety codes and standards. Part 1, the primary course, teaches workers how to safely and productively handle, assemble, and interconnect microgrid system components, with special emphasis placed on the construction of large stationary battery systems. Part 2, the advanced course, focuses on safely programming, commissioning, operating, maintaining, repairing, and retrofitting energy storage, microgrid systems, and other distributed energy resources, as well as the electrical skills and safety competencies necessary to supervise these activities.
ProtoGen was instrumental in developing this curriculum and the associated instructor guides, providing subject matter expertise and project management and designing/manufacturing the training equipment. We provide train-the-trainer services and fulfillment of the requisite lab equipment to both the union and non-union electrical training industry.