Forecast good for wind energy program

June 19, 2009
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Northeastern Junior College is getting closer to having an alternative energy program. Tuesday, the NJC Advisory Council heard a progress update about the program from grant writer Gail LaForce.

The college began looking at having a wind energy technical program to train wind turbine technicians two years ago.

As a part of the statewide effort by the Colorado Community College System, NJC is seeking $1.1 million grant funding from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs.

The grant would provide a new building, which would be located on the north campus, for the program. The building would house a 60-ton nacelle, like those that sit atop each wind turbine tower. The nacelle would be used for hands-on training.

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