A North American Wind Research and Training Center Advisory Committee has been formed and includes representatives from a cross section of the energy industry, according to a press release from Mesalands Community College.
Included in the corporations and organizations participating on the advisory committee are BP Alternative Energy, Shell Wind Energy, Florida Power and Light, General Electric, Babcock & Brown, Suzlon Wind Energy, Vestas-American Wind Technology, Inc., AES Wind Generation, and Edison Mission Wildorado Wind Ranch.
“We are pleased that these industry leaders have embraced the North American Wind Research and Training Center and Mesalands Community College and are willing to contribute to the success of our Wind Energy Technology Program,” said Mesalands President Phillip O. Barry, in the release.
The naming of the advisory committee is another significant step forward for the wind program especially after the exposure the program received on the television network CNBC, said Barry in the release.
As a result of the TV program, Mesalands’ wind energy program received more than 200 inquiries and 67 applicants, the release said.
All technical programs at Mesalands have advisory committees to provide the college with latest information in technological training, and to assist in the acquisition of donated items from industry that will provide meaningful hands-on experience for students, the release said.