Council Leader Drew Hendry and the Principal of University of Highlands and Islands James Fraser met HWEnergy’s newest apprentices Wallace Hastings, 19 and Donald Livingstone, also 19 on Tuesday this week. Wallace and Donald are both from Fort William and have joined HWEnergy as a result of the company being awarded the heat supply contract with Highland Council for 61 sites across the region. Wallace is studying for an Electrical Apprenticeship at Inverness College and Donald is studying for an SVQ in Service and Maintenance at North Glasgow College
The contract, which runs for four years demonstrates the Council’s commitment to providing a cleaner, greener energy source.
HWEnergy apprentices with Highland Council Leader Drew Hendry and Principal of UHI College, James Fraser
The Highland Council was the first local authority to embrace the Scottish Government’s Biomass Energy Supply Agreement Framework for public and third sector, introduced earlier this year and designed to help achieve the Government’s target of 11% of heat generated through renewable sources by 2020.
Leader of The Highland Council, Councillor Drew Hendry said it was a real bonus that the Council was not only saving money and reducing carbon emissions but that another two apprentices had been employed as a result of the contract.
Bruno Berardelli, Managing Director of HWEnergy said: “We are committed to helping young people learn a trade and Donald and Wallace are very welcome new additions to the company as we see more and more organisations realise the real benefits of renewable energy..
“Biomass heat can now be supplied in exactly the same way as any other energy contract with us providing a fully managed service that gives customers certainty on performance, on price and on cost and carbon savings.