New education scheme to help wind energy sail ahead

A new education programme aims to get young people interested and involved in the offshore wind industry. The Aberdeen Science Centre (ASC) and wind giant Vattenfall have come together to launch a series of public events, educational […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

A new education programme aims to get young people interested and involved in the offshore wind industry.

The Aberdeen Science Centre (ASC) and wind giant Vattenfall have come together to launch a series of public events, educational visits and outreach activities, running from now to September 2018.

The scheme, which will be rolled out to schools and nurseries in the North East region, has already begun at ASC with the launch of a two-month energy-focused exhibition.

The ACS will open its doors to the public this weekend for a free Windfarm Discovery attraction. As part of this, Vattenfall will be showcasing the innovation and technology being deployed at its European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) site.

Members of the project team at what is to be Scotland’s largest offshore wind test and demonstration facility will be on hand to talk about the project.

Liz Hodge, CEO of the ACS, said: “We are incredibly excited to begin our special focus on renewable energy. The EOWDC will surely make a huge difference to our surrounding areas and we’re keen to engage our local communities, schools, and people in what this kind of energy means for us as a population.

“We also hope to engage people in the project, allow them to think about career options in renewables and more generally expand knowledge when it comes to energy.”