With the election of Premier Alison Redford last fall comes an exciting time. Never before have the words Renewable Energy been touted as a promise to the diversification of Alberta by a premier of the Wild Rose Province.
This in light of Premier McGuinty’s Green Energy Act which has created an incredible opportunity for job and the boost of the renewable energy sector in Ontario. If Alberta can learn from this aggressive adoption of wind and solar in the east, there is a great opportunity for Alberta to really shine on the world stage.
This is in addition to the dynamic expansion of the wind energy sector in southern Alberta, building on the more than 800 MW the province offers. In the spring Greengate Power Corporation is planning the construction of Black Spring Ridge, the first of two 300 MW wind farms in the Carmangay area, one hour north of Lethbridge.
Shell’s Wild Steer Butte project is another exciting project with 775 MW of wind energy being developed hopefully within the next 3-5 years south of Bow Island.
With Lethbridge College offering the Wind Turbine Technician Program, there’s no better time than to invest in training.
That’s what excites the International Wind Energy Academy (IWEA) as we are offering four new courses to kickstart 2012.
Courses include Pre Employment Electrician with wind and solar installation components, Wind Park Construction, Pre-Employment Welding with pipeline assistant components as well as Introduction to the Trades which offers students the ability to learn about various trades all in one class.
To learn more about each of these new offerings, click on the hyperlinked text.
Click here to read more about the activities of IWEA in our latest newsletter: December Newsletter-radf