Renewable Energy Skills Forum holds first meeting

A new forum focused on improving renewable heat training has held its first meeting. Hosted by Ofgem, the ‘Renewable Energy Skills Forum’ mapped out key activities over the next year […]

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A new forum focused on improving renewable heat training has held its first meeting.

Hosted by Ofgem, the ‘Renewable Energy Skills Forum’ mapped out key activities over the next year to support the skills and infrastructure needed for the ‘Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive’ (RHI) scheme.

The RHI encourages people to install renewable technologies by providing incentives.

The group aims to set up a UK register of approved qualifications and training providers as well as encourage standardisation in training materials and courses.

The group includes government, awarding organisations, installers, qualifications regulators and representatives from colleges and training providers

In the first year standard setting organisation ‘SummitSkills’ will lead the group.

General Manager of SummitSkills and current chair of the forum, Nigel Hollett said: “With over 20 organisations represented at our first meeting, it was great to see the level of interest and commitment in creating a forum that can deliver real outcomes for enhancing renewable heat training.”