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University Receives $865,000 ETAP Power Lab Program
Minnesota State Mankato is first college or university in state to have this software.
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 10-14-2015
Mankato, Minn. – ETAP, a global leader in power systems technology and engineering that is based in Irvine, Calif., has donated software valued at more than $865,000 to the College of Science, Engineering and Technology at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Minnesota State Mankato joins approximately 40 other universities in the United States—and is the first college or university in Minnesota—to have the ETAP Power Lab systems engineering software.
The ETAP Power Labs program grants qualifying institutions the academic edition of the ETAP Enterprise Solution, which provides educational institutions access to the leading software technology for the design, modeling, simulation, and operation of electrical power systems.
“We continue our decade-old commitment to power system engineering community by continuously making our technology available to institutions developing the future generation of power engineers,” said Jacque Gahari, the director of global business development & strategic alliances for ETAP.
Brian Martensen, dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology at Minnesota State Mankato, said the software would be of great benefit to students.
“We are very appreciative and thank ETAP for this software gift,” said Brian Martensen, dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology at Minnesota State Mankato. “Adding this software to the curriculum of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Technology will greatly augment the educations of our engineering students in power systems concepts and prepare them for real-world applications.”
ETAP, according to its website, is the global market and technology leader in electrical power system modeling, design, analysis, optimization, control, and automation software. The company has been powering success for nearly 30 years by providing the most comprehensive and widely-used enterprise solution for generation, transmission, distribution, industrial, transportation, and low-voltage power systems.
Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,193 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.