Training the Workforce of the Future: Gender Equity Resources and Free Technical Teaching Materials for Power System Transformation


Although women make up half of the workforce potential worldwide, they are typically under-represented in the power sector, particularly in technical and leadership roles such as utility management, planning, policy making, and engineering.

Women in Power System Transformation (Women in PST) – a joint initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and implemented through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Global Power System Transformation (G-PST) Consortium – aims to expand leadership and technical training opportunities for women in power system operations.

With a focus on gender diversity and equality, Women in PST brings together leading institutions to support students, researchers, and power sector practitioners in developing deeper knowledge and skills on cutting-edge technical topics related to variable renewable energy integration, power sector transformation, and advanced power system operations.

Led by Imperial College London and supported by power systems experts from around the world, Women in PST and G-PST have published in-depth university teaching materials for 5 cutting-edge power system technical topics including:

  1. Declining System Inertia and Dynamic Reserve Requirements
  2. Power System Stability with 100% Inverter-Based Resources
  3. Impacts of Electric Vehicles on Power Systems
  4. Network Planning and Pricing to Support Net-Zero Transition
  5. Modular Multilevel Converters (MMC) High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC)

ASEAN Center for Energy, as a member of Global Power System Transformation (G-PST) Consortium will join this webinar and share our work in ASEAN on gender equity in the energy sector.

Join us for this webinar to learn about the importance of a gender-diverse system operator workforce, technical training opportunities for women, regional gender equity program and resources, and how to access and use the free technical teaching materials.


  • Scott Bartos, Regional Energy Advisor, USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia ·
  • Sadie Cox, USAID-NREL Portfolio Manager, NREL
  • Hallie Lucas, Women in PST Lead, NREL
  • Sinthya Roesly, CFO, PLN Indonesia
  • Aldilla Noor Rakhiemah, Senior Researcher of Power, Fossil Fuel, Alternative Energy, and Storage, ASEAN Centre for Energy
  • Lois Varrick, Managing Director and CEO at CORE International, USAID Enhancing Equality in Energy for Southeast Asia (E4SEA)


25 Jan 2023



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