Thomas Edison State College and utility PSE&G have developed the US’s first baccalaureate degree programme in energy utility technology. The four-year Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology degree in Energy Utility Technology has a curriculum that focuses on the technical core competencies needed by the utility industry, as well as management and business principles.

The College developed the programme after consultation with experts from academia and the industry, and the result is a course that provides students with technical knowledge, problem-solving and managerial skills and hands-on expertise. PSE&G believes it will help to address its future staffing needs, in an environment where an ageing utility workforce is becoming a real concern.