Plans to build a wind turbine training tower could encourage homeowners planning to switch energy companies for a better deal, reports New Energy Focus.
Narec, a renewable test centre, and developer Mainstream Renewable Power, plan to build the test tower in Northumberland to help train technicians in turbine maintenance and address concerns over the lack of skilled workers in the renewable energy sector.
The organisations want to get the test tower built in Blyth within the next couple of months so that training can commence quickly and the sector can be properly stimulated.
Stephen Wilson, director of wind and marine at Narec, told the website: "Good training is vital to further establish the UK as the world leader in the wind sector and ensure maximum benefit for the country in terms of future jobs across the supply chain."
He added that improved training facilities will help Britain achieve its ambitious renewable energy goals and reduce the national carbon footprint.
The government has said it plans to develop an energy infrastructure built around a combination of nuclear reactors and renewable generation.
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