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Kansas announces energy training scheme

UNITED STATES: Kansas Department of Commerce and the state educational system’s Board of Regents announced $1.6 million for energy workforce training.

The money will go to the Energy Network of Education and Training (EnergyNET), a consortium of public universities and colleges. There will be a specific focus on forms of renewable energy, including wind.

EnergyNET aims to address the training needs of sectors including renewables, traditional energy, transmission, energy security and energy efficiency.

Kansas is second only to Texas for its wind potential, with a possible 952GW, but ranks only 14th by capacity, with 1026MW.

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