Avangrid Breaks Ground on National Training Center


Avangrid has begun construction on its National Training Center, located near Moro, Ore., and close to several wind farms owned and operated by the company. 

The company plans for the center to be a facility capable of training and upskilling its technicians across a variety of wind and solar technologies.

“We are incredibly proud to see this project come to life and take our training capabilities to the next level,” says Pedro Azagra, Avangrid CEO. “This facility will be a differentiator for our company by speeding up the training and onboarding of our new hires while boosting the proficiency of current employees. A well-trained staff is key to ensuring our wind and solar farms produce the power that will accelerate a clean energy transition in the U.S. to address climate change.”

The facility plans to include several innovative features, such as fully-immersive training and an on-site fall protection tower. 

The company says it will seek certification from the Global Wind Organisation to ensure technicians are meeting global industry safety standards. 

Center construction is expected to be completed this spring.

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