October 20th, 2020

Pincher students learn about renewable energy

By Mabell, Dave on October 31, 2019.

Lethbridge Herald -PINCHER CREEK

Children in Pincher Creek know about wind. And now some Grade 5 students know more about wind turbines as well.

They took part recently in an interactive green energy expo in the community’s new Maker Centre, Enel Green Power, a global leader in renewable energy initiatives, facilitated the event where about 80 students experimented with model wind turbines to measure their energy output.

“We were thrilled to be a part of the Energy Expo to demonstrate how wind turbines can serve as a learning tool,” said Karina Cail, a site support specialist with the company.

“Enel Green Power is committed to creating meaningful pathways for local students, from early exposure to STEAM-based activities to wind energy job training at the college level.”

The company provides financial support to the Maker Centre as part of its commitment to STEAM (science, technology, education, arts and math) education initiatives in Pincher Creek community. A multi-purpose art and design centre, production studio, coding and robotics lab and maker space, the Maker Centre is operated by the Southwest Alberta Sustainable Community Initiative.

Enel is also establishing a partnership with Lethbridge College to support its wind turbine technician program.

Based in Rome, the Enel group operates renewable energy facilities in 30 nations across five continents with about 100 plants with a managed capacity exceeding 5 GW – powered by renewable hydro power, wind, geothermal and solar energy. In North America, it is a leading owner and operator of renewable energy plants with projects operating and under development in 25 U.S. states and two provinces in Canada.

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