Entura clean energy and water institute celebrates five years
December 13, 2017
Specialist power and water consulting firm Entura is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its training arm, the Entura clean energy and water institute.
A registered training organisation in Australia, the Entura clean energy and water institute was opened in 2012. Since then, it has delivered more than 100 renewable energy training programs to over 1600 participants from 22 countries, amassing more than 6135 training days.
“The Entura clean energy and water institute’s courses and programs cover a full range of power and water subjects for which Entura has achieved a reputation for excellence,” said Dr Amanda Ashworth, Business Manager.
“We develop our courses with a clear focus on prominent drivers in the industry such as minimising risk and increasing business certainty, whether technical, commercial, social or environmental. We regularly deliver short courses on a range of topics and can develop customised training programs to meet specific business requirements.”
Short course programs cover a range of topics including hydropower, dam safety, water management, renewable energy, sustainability, project financing, remote area power, electrical and grid connection. In addition, the institute offers a number of Australian vocational qualifications and skills sets in hydropower operations, dam safety, and water treatment.
Entura’s clients highly values its training offerings because of the firm’s deep asset-owner and operator knowledge and experience, and the customisation of training to the clients’ particular assets or challenges.
Visits to Entura’s base in Tasmania enable clients to explore working hydropower, irrigation, water management and electrical infrastructure assets, through collaboration with Entura’s partners and clients.
“Our courses are developed and delivered by practising professionals working on clean energy and water projects, as well as on the world-class operating power and water assets of Hydro Tasmania,” said Amanda.
The Entura clean energy and water institute collaborates with the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok and Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Kuala Lumpur. The institute designs and delivers training all over the Asia-Pacific region, for a range of clients including Sarawak Energy Berhad and Tenaga Nasional Berhad in Malaysia, Water and Power Development Authority in Pakistan, and TasWater in Australia.
“Our partnership with Entura has yielded outstanding value for our professional development programs for water and power executives from South Asian nations, as well as training visits for our engineering students,” said Dr Faiz Shah, Energy Development, Services Management and Technology Program Director, Asian Institute of Technology Extension (AITE).
“AITE’s partnership with the Entura clean energy and water institute brings together the right blend of technical expertise, industry experience, and professional rigour. The quality of the learning experience, combined with the opportunity to visit world class assets amid Tasmania’s natural beauty, has our clients wanting to return again and again, and we look forward to many more years of collaboration with Entura.”