Operating techniques in Renewable Energy under arctic conditions, Ingerlatsinermut issittumi piujuaannartumik nukissiuteqarnermut teknikeri

Project details

PartnersNukissiorfiit, Greenland’s Energy Company
Greenland’s Technical School KTI
Svalbard Folkehøgskole, Norway
Herningsholm Erhvervsskole, Denmark
Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy, Denmark
Project span2021-2023
CountriesDenmark, Greenland, Norway
FundingNordplus Adult 2021
Type of projectCapacity building, education, development


UN Sustainable Development Goals in the project

The project supports the Greenlandic self-government’s goal of “that energy production on such a large scale as possible must be converted to renewable forms of energy”.

The project covers besides that the UN’s global goal no. 4: Quality education and 7: Sustainable Energy.


Background

The Arctic region in particular is critical for the planet’s climate future. The Arctic is characterized by smaller communities who, due to distances and climate, do not have the opportunity to be connected to the national electricity grid. today is supplied the majority with fossil energy. Switching to as much renewable energy as possible is a massive challenge, which requires new knowledge and training.

The partners have come together in this project to support the green transition in the Arctic. Nukissiorfiit has a clear task that the public energy supply must be based as much as possible on renewable energy sources, before 2030. They need to educate their employees.

Svalbard Folkehøgskole’s task is to increase knowledge of Arctic conditions in a time of climate crisis, and to educate students from all over the world in sustainable solutions for this.

Nordic Folkecenter supports innovation, education and competence building for a more sustainable world, and sees the development in the Arctic as absolutely central to success in that connection.

KTI and Herningsholm are two well-known educational institutions, which will complement each other with specific educational knowledge, experience and recruitment basis for both students and teachers.

The extent of climate change in the cryosphere is decisive for the global climate. Getting the Arctic involved in the climate fight can only be achieved through relevant education of the people out in the settlements, and the spread of knowledge for the entire population.

Aim

The project aims to develop and expand the Nordic countries position on conversion to clean renewable energy with a focus on citizen involvement and presence in Arctic.

The project aims to develop innovative teaching material that supports and spreads competences related to the use of renewable energy in the Arctic.

The content of the education:
An education must be developed that combines knowledge of Arctic conditions with practical knowledge of technologies that utilize renewable energy sources. The basic modules of the education must be accessible with a unskilled background.

Participant level:
The education gives Arctic youth a real education (for unskilled people), a further education (for people with a skilled background), and a purpose. They will be essential for the dissemination of knowledge about renewable energy in arctic island communities. The education gives young people who want to stay in the island community the opportunity to find employment.

Organization level:
The companies will be able to share a technician where there are fewer tasks or too few competent people.

Sector level:
The Arctics gets technicians who are specially trained to take care of installation, maintenance and troubleshooting renewable energy plants in the Arctic environment, thereby supporting the realization of the political goals.


We are pleased to announce that the Department of Education, Culture, Sports and Church in Greenland (Ilinniartitaanermut, Kultuureqarnermut, Timersornermut Ilageeqarnermullu Naalakkersuisoqarfik) have approved the education program “Arctic Supply Operator” without comments.

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Trip to Greenland, November 2021, in pictures

Tonny Brinks, CTO at Nordic Folkecenter, pictures from his trip to Greenland, where they visited KTI and Nukissiorfiit.

Press release to the Danish media

In may 2021 Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy sent out a press release to the Danish Media about the new project.

Read the press release (Danish) here.

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Project partners

Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

The project is supported by Nordplus Adult 2021