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Poland to establish clean energy study centre for students

ORLEN Neptun, Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe, PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna, Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne and Baltic Power have signed a letter of intent to establish a “District Energy Promotion Centre” in a technical school in the city of Wejherowo, where Poland’s first nuclear power plant and offshore wind farms are set to be built.

Signed on Monday (4 September), the letter sets out plans for a regional educational centre, offering lectures and seminars on new technologies and renewable energy for students.

“I want the District Energy Promotion Centre to become a place where all sources of clean energy will be presented, starting from nuclear energy, onshore wind farms, photovoltaics, ending with offshore wind farms, energy storage and heat pumps. During the classes, we want to show in an accessible way how the entire process of supplying energy to homes and businesses looks like, from its production to storage and distribution. I am grateful that this educational project gained support from energy companies,” said Jacek Tomczak, Director of the District Schools No. 2 in Wejherowo.

The centre will become a “meeting place” for students and local businesses with potential employers and companies producing and distributing renewable energy. It is scheduled to be opened in mid-2024.

“As an investor of the first Polish nuclear power plant, we have been supporting the region of our investment for years. We have become a partner of schools and are implementing numerous educational projects. The District Centre for Energy Promotion, which will be built in Wejherowo, is another important initiative in line with our strategy. Therefore, it is with great satisfaction that we joined this project,” said Radosław Adach, Vice-President of the Management Board of Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe.

“As one of the largest employers in Poland, we are willing to engage in projects that enable the acquisition of specialists, especially in the demanding energy industry,” said Robert Nowicki, President of ORLEN Neptun. “As part of the cooperation, we intend, for example, to invite professionals indicated by us to classes and organise internships for students. In this way, we will have an impact on preparing students for the profession. We hope that properly prepared young people could find employment within the ORLEN Group immediately after graduation.”

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