Trillium Power And St. Lawrence College To Develop Offshore Wind Training

Trillium Power Wind Corporation and St. Lawrence College announce that they have completed an agreement to establish a series of training and educational programs that will assist the development of offshore and onshore wind developments in Canada.
May 28, 2008 - PRLog -- Toronto, Ontario – Trillium Power Wind Corporation (Trillium Power) announced today that it has completed a bilateral agreement with St. Lawrence College to establish a series of training and educational programs that will assist in the development of offshore and onshore wind developments in Canada.

Once these programs are in place, St. Lawrence College will be uniquely positioned as the only educational institution in North America to offer a comprehensive series of courses for maintaining offshore, near-shore and onshore wind developments.

“Today’s announcement demonstrates the enormous benefits in-store for the citizens of Ontario from the development of offshore wind in The Great Lakes,” said Trillium Power president and CEO John Kourtoff.

“We would like to thank Environment Minister John Gerretsen, Natural Resources Minister Donna Cansfield and the McGuinty government for connecting Trillium Power, St. Lawrence College and other parties over one year ago, and we look forward to their continued support for these state-of-the-art training programs here in Ontario.”

Don Young, Dean of Applied Sciences at St. Lawrence College, stated: “We have been working for over two years to develop this unique program in Ontario. Our strategic partnership with our European training partners, noted as the best in the world, will provide Ontario with cutting-edge skills for the development of green-collar enterprises and manufacturing in Ontario to meet the exacting requirements of offshore wind development. Trillium Power’s support for our programs is very important because they are strategically committed to working together to implement clean energy and sustainable economic development solutions here in Ontario, and elsewhere in Canada.”

Mr. Kourtoff added: “Offshore wind in The Great Lakes is far more powerful and consistent (due to its inherent characteristics) and therefore able to reliably meet the energy demands of Ontario residents and businesses. Offshore wind is highly cost-effective when compared to similar sized onshore wind projects, and more so when compared to non-renewable energy projects such as natural gas and others on a lifecycle basis. We appreciate Premier Dalton McGuinty’s supportive comments that recognize the significant and unique benefits from this renewable resource.”

“Trillium Power Wind 1, planned for mid-Lake Ontario south-east of Prince Edward County, is an important green-collar enterprise that can assist in shifting Ontario’s highly-skilled workforce to well-paying, sustainable, ‘green tech’ manufacturing and services jobs that are highly sought by all jurisdictions around the world.”

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About Trillium Power
Trillium Power Wind Corporation is a privately owned company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, focused on the development of unique renewable energy sites that meet a comprehensive set of environmental, social and financial criteria.

About St. Lawrence College
St. Lawrence College has approximately 5,000 full-time students from Canada and around the world, 20,000 part-time registrants at our three campuses in Brockville, Cornwall and Kingston.

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