The renewable energy developer also announced the establishment of a training center for wind technicians in Oklahoma City to help new hires.
Enel Green Power is building a wind farm of 300 MW in Oklahoma. They also plan to open a training center for technicians in Oklahoma City.
According to the renewable energy developer, the Seven Cowboy wind farm located in Washita and Kowa Counties is expected to start operations sometime this year. The project employs 107 wind turbines (manufacturer-model) and is expected generate more than 1.3 TWh annually when it is completed.
This project marks Enel Green Power’s 13th in Oklahoma. The company’s wind technician training center will be used to support new hires and will feature “state-of-the-art” simulation facilities for working inside wind turbines.
Safety, professional development, working with heights, ladder rescues and turbine repair and troubleshooting will all be taught to employees.
“Our process is straightforward: invest in STEM education to inspire students to join our industry, execute on our ambitious growth strategy to create new skilled jobs, and train new hires in-house to equip them for our open positions in Oklahoma and beyond,” Paolo Romanacci, head of Enel Green Power in the US and Canada, said in a statement.
Enel Green Power has 2 GW of wind energy capacity built or under construction in Oklahoma, which positions the developer as the state’s second-largest wind operator.
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