Baku, February 4, AZERTAC
A five-day training on renewable energy sources was held at the Baku Higher Petroleum School (BHOS). The training was carried out by the Environmental Research Center at the initiative of BHOS. The training was attended by teachers from the Baku Petroleum Higher School, Baku Engineering University, as well as representatives of the State Agency for Renewable Energy Sources under the Ministry of Energy.
At the certificate ceremony for the training participants, Rector of BHOS Elmar Gasimov said that against the background of the rapid development of the renewable energy sector in the world, the university is joining global trends and starting the educational process in this field, and that training is the beginning of this process. The rector noted that BHOS plans to do a lot of work in the direction of training specialists in the field of renewable energy sources and that in the near future the university will establish cooperation with European universities in this field. As part of the cooperation, specialists will carry out internships at European universities, and master’s programs will be launched at BHOS. Elmar Gasimov also noted that BHOS will cooperate in this area with the State Agency for Renewable Energy Sources under the Ministry of Energy.
“The use of renewable energy sources is important to prevent a global environmental crisis. Renewable energy sources could also serve as an alternative to depleted resources. Oil companies are already investing in this area and taking steps to develop it. Azerbaijan also has big plans for the use of renewable energy sources. The implementation of large-scale projects has begun in this area. We attach great importance to the training of the specialists who will work on these projects. We plan to organize internships for teachers and students in the newly created wind and solar power plants, as well as to employ university graduates by involving them in the implementation of these projects,” the rector said.
Elmar Gasimov also added that BHOS will soon become one of the leading universities in the field of training specialists in renewable energy sources.
Director of the State Agency for Renewable Energy Sources of the Ministry of Energy, Tabriz Ammayev, spoke about the potential of Azerbaijan’s renewable energy sources, the work carried out and planned. He said that by 2030, it is planned to increase the investment potential of renewable energy in the country’s total energy balance by up to 30%. The head of the agency noted that the liberated territories will become a green energy zone and green energy has been declared one of the country’s national priorities. Tabriz Ammayev highlighted the importance of strengthening local human resources for the successful implementation of large-scale renewable energy activities. He added that the agency is interested in cooperation with the Baku Higher Petroleum School and is ready to provide the necessary support for the training of specialists.
Head of the Environmental Research Center, coordinator of the training program Rovshan Abbasov thanked the BHOS management for the initiative to organize the training and called the training a big step forward in the field of renewable energy. He stressed the importance of training specialists in renewable energy sources for Azerbaijan, which has great potential in this field.
At the end of the event, the training participants received certificates.
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