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Energy Minister opens renewables training academy

Plumbers merchant Plumb Center has set up Scotland’s first HETAS-accredited renewables training academy.

Energy Minister opens renewables training academy

The Falkirk Renewables Centre was officially opened by Fergus Ewing MSP – the Scottish Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism.

The centre offers fully accredited BPEC and HETAS courses, and boasts working displays and training rigs from leading manufacturers including Worcester Bosch, Kingspan, Windhager, Broseley and Alpha.

“Renewable heating systems are a vital part of the Scottish economy helping to both reduce CO2 emissions and provide respite to people hard-pressed by energy costs, particularly those located off the gas grid,” Ewing said.

“The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive, set to be launched this spring, will help transform the market and Plumb Center’s training centre in Falkirk can play a vital role supporting this initiative.

“The Scottish Government supports the Green Deal process for customers, and we maintain local, trusted businesses like Plumb Center are key for the scheme to achieve its full potential.”

said: “We’re very excited to open Scotland’s first renewables training academy, and are delighted that Fergus Ewing MSP cut the ribbon.

“When the RHI launches in spring, people can earn money from the heat they produce from renewables. This could lead to a rise in demand, and provide good business opportunities for MCS accredited installers.

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