America’s goal of expanding alternative energy sources ultimately includes an expanding role for electricity. But as the nation strives to reduce its carbon footprint and lessen its dependence on fossil fuels, there arises the need for a workforce capable of bringing about the vision of a renewable future. Powering America has the qualified electricians and linemen and reputable contractors lined up, ready to implement whatever wind power plans arise on land or in the sea.
Our team has invested millions in training programs uniquely positioned to provide the skilled workers the nation demands to push wind power forward. From Massachusetts to Minnesota, Ohio to Oregon, the Powering America team, through its electrical training ALLIANCE, is actively providing training in the installation and maintenance of the latest wind turbine technology.
With 300 training centers across America, electrical training ALLIANCE offers apprentices and journeymen a range of rigorous, precision “green job” training that puts them at the forefront of the alternative power movement.
In California, IBEW Local 595 put its renewable energy skills on display in a radical redesign of its own training center, combining wind turbines with solar panels to create a building that produces as much energy as it consumes – making it one of only a handful of United States Department of Energy-designated “zero net energy buildings” in the country and one of the first achieved by retrofitting an existing commercial building.
On a recent visit to a Denver JATC training facility, Rep. Ed Perlmutter of Colorado said, “This system that [Powering America has] put into place is what we’ve got to do across the nation – no ifs, ands or buts. It’s very simple: it’s good for national security, it’s good for jobs and it’s good for the climate.”