Tony Nelson, Director of etc4CA, recently attended a short course at CAT. He sent us this interesting update and stunning photos showing what he has done with the skills and networks he gained from the course:
In March 2012, I attended the short course on wind power systems for a great week at CAT. I needed to manage a project on piloting wind power in Central Asia and thought it would be useful to get some background information, particularly on the systems and project management side of the solution. The course met all my expectations but what was an added bonus was the network of other wind power experts that the course provided. I met people with some great real-life experiences in these solutions that helped me to understand the leading practices as well as the potential pitfalls in managing such projects..
Since that date, we have now planned our installations and expanded our scope which now encompasses projects in the Eastern Pamir, a remote rural locations in the eastern Tajikistan, and in Sughd Province, Northern Tajikistan, where they are also planning the creation of an alternative technologies centre much like CAT here in the UK. We look forwards to turbine installations in Spring and Summer 2013 when we can start to get an evaluation of wind power as a solution to energy poverty in these locations.