Northern College Accepts Donation From TransAlta

Northern Lights College in Fort St. John. File photo

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Northern Lights College (NLC) dean of Trades and Apprenticeships Mark Heartt gladly accepted the donation of a retired kenetech turbine Nacelle .

Heartt thanked TransAlta and industry partners alike.

“This is excellent timing for TransAlta Renewables and the College because they are decommissioning the equipment at Cowley Ridge. We appreciate the donation from TransAlta, and also the efforts of our industry partners who helped get the Nacelle here.”

Tge Cowley Ridge wind farm, which is located in Pincher Creek, Alberta, is one of the oldest wind farms. It has been owned and operated by TransAlta Renewables for 23 years. Industry partners also donated their time to deliver, and hoist the rig itself.

NLC president and CEO Bryn Kulmatycki says this is a great day for students.

“This is a great day to celebrate student success and industry partnerships as well as our Wind Turbine instructor Nathan Campbell’s initiative. It was Nathan’s drive to source this donation and we greatly appreciate the generosity of TransAlta and all the industry partners who were involved in making it happen.”

 

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