Clean Energy Excellence

The Center of Excellence for Clean Energy is a statewide and regional resource that represents the interests of the energy industry and our labor partners, within the Washington State Community and Technical College system. We exist to narrow the gap between employers’ demands for a highly skilled workforce and the colleges’ ability to supply work-ready graduates. We convene industry and labor to help drive workforce development initiatives — and coordinate community college resources after industry and labor set the direction.

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The energy industry — globally, nationally, and in Washington state — is in the midst of tremendous change. Significant growth in the renewable/clean energy sector has occurred in recent years and forecasts show that this trend will continue. Washington state is on the leading edge of new developments and emerging technologies, and the state is well positioned to accelerate the shift toward a clean energy economy to support state environmental and economic goals. The future growth in clean energy depends on a well-qualified workforce to design, build, operate, and maintain renewable energy plants and equipment.

Oregon Coast Floating Wind Farm Areas Finalized

Oregon Coast Floating Wind Farm Areas Finalized

Photo Credit: NREL Offshore Wind Research After an announcement Tuesday, Oregon is now closer to commercially developing and producing offshore wind energy after the federal government has finalized two areas along the Oregon coast for floating offshore wind farms....

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Fervo Energy reduces geothermal drilling time by 70%

Fervo Energy reduces geothermal drilling time by 70%

Drilling operations at Fervo's Cape Station (Credit: Fervo Energy) Over the summer of 2023, Fervo Energy completed a 30-day well test at Project Red that confirmed the commercial viability of its drilling technology. Now, Fervo has published early drilling results...

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Enlighten Women's Forum

March 21, 2024

Register now!

Registration closes March 7, 2024

Bringing together women in the construction and energy trades to empower them in their careers, create valuable connections with their peers, and foster leadership development in their field.



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Building the Future Energy Workforce

Meet the clean tech companies calling Moses Lake home, listen to expert panels, and take a tour of the labs at Big Bend Community College!

Save the Date
April 11th, 9:00 am  3:00 pm

Clean & Affordable Energy Conference, May 7, 2024, The Grove Hotel, Boise, ID.

Clean & Affordable Energy Conference

Join the NW Energy Coalition in Boise for the Spring 2024 Clean & Affordable Energy Conference!

Network with peers and hear from experts on pressing energy issues.

Tuesday, May 7