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Wales Renewable Energy Competition at the Senedd

Competitors in the Senedd wearing hoodies and Vaughan Gething is centre

Pembrokeshire College students recently took part in a Skills Wales Renewable Energy competition, hosted by Economy Minister Vaughan Gething, which brought together college students from across Wales.

Organised by Inspiring Skills Excellence in Wales, Gwynt Glas (a partnership between EDF Renewables UK and DP Energy), is proud to have sponsored the competition for the second year running.

The Renewable Energy Competition saw five teams from colleges across Wales develop a renewable energy solution for a fictional peninsula in Wales reliant on ageing diesel generators. Each team had the opportunity to seek expert advice from the Gwynt Glas team who were acting as consultants, to test and optimise the viability of their proposed solutions.

Pembrokeshire College student Logan Russ who participated in the competition said:

“I found it extremely enjoyably and beneficial taking part in this renewable energy skills challenge. I have taken away valuable skills and knowledge that I will undoubtedly carry with me in any future careers, and gained a great experience that I won’t forget.”

Arwyn Williams, Head of Faculty at Pembrokeshire College, and competition organiser added:

“This competition raises awareness of the important role of renewable energy generation and helps develop the skills needed to work in the industry. We are grateful to Gwynt Glas for their support and hope this competition continues to gain momentum.”

In parallel with the competition, a ‘Future of Net Zero in Further Education’ discussion was held to explore how skills and training will support Wales’ journey to net zero. The round table highlighted the crucial role that Further Education will play in achieving these goals.

Mark Hazelton, Gwynt Glas Project Director said:

“We are delighted to sponsor the Renewable Energy Competition. This event aligns with our commitment to finding sustainable energy solutions and developing the skills needed for the growing renewables sector. We hope to inspire young learners to pursue career pathways that contribute to the decarbonisation of Wales.”

Inspiring Skills Excellence is a Welsh Government funded initiative that aims to provide young people in Wales with improved employability skills and life-changing opportunities, contributing to the prosperity of Wales as a whole.

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