During the school year 2016-17, SEV held classes in electrical power for 510 ninth-grade students at the wind farm at Húsahagi. The electric utility considers such education an important civic duty
For many years now, SEV has been a part of the curriculum for ninth-grade students in the Faroe Islands. Students participate in a day-long field course on power production; green, sustainable energy, and the sensible use of energy.
During the 2016-17 school year, SEV offered its programme to 510 ninth-grade students at the wind farm at Húsahagi. The students were from 24 different schools.
Previously, the training took place at SEV’s headquarters in Tórshavn, but in January 2016 the program was moved to the brand-new conference centre and classroom facility at the wind farm at Húsahagi. Consequently, the day-long programme is now offered in an excellent purpose-built training facility in an environment where nature, green energy and high-tech go hand-in-hand.
SEV considers education about electrical production; green, sustainable energy, and the sensible use of energy as a corporate responsibility and civic duty. One aspect of this initiative is the programme designed for elementary/middle school students, but SEV also collaborates with students and teachers at the high school and university level seeking specific information about the production of electricity.
The picture above: Kristiana Rein, energy consultant, is a veteran of SEV’s education programme, with students from Skúlin á Fløtum in Tórshavn.