CLIFTON PARK, NY (August 13, 2018) – The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), the most widely respected certification organization in the renewable energy industry, announced that it recently opened NABCEP MENA (Middle East North Africa) to further its expansion outside of the United States. NABCEP MENA will be responsible for carrying out NABCEP’s mission in the region while advancing uniform standards of practice in the renewable energy industry.
NABCEP partnered with Excellent for Energy Consultancy (EEConsult), a US-based company located in Austin, TX to develop NABCEP MENA. EEConsult provides consultation for energy services, power system studies, industrial solutions, and advanced training. EEConsult has strong relationships with leading players in the power system field in Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Germany.
“Economic growth in the MENA region combined with solar energy policy reforms and increased foreign investment will lead to a huge surge in PV deployment,” said Shawn O’Brien, Executive Director of NABCEP. “In an area that is blessed with an abundance of sunlight, PV can totally transform the energy landscape in the MENA region, and NABCEP is committed to helping. Through our partnership with EEConsult, we will assist local utilities, governments, and other organizations in the region to train PV professionals and follow uniform standards of practice within the industry, which will lead to a more robust PV labor market and better quality control.”
NABCEP MENA and EEConsult developed partnerships with the Irbid Chamber of Commerce and Jordan University of Science and Technology. NABCEP expects that these partnerships will result in training between 3,000 to 7,000 PV professionals in Jordan within the first two years and lead to thousands of professionals in the region earning a NABCEP Board Certification.
The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is the most respected, well-established and widely recognized national certification organization for professionals in the field of renewable energy. NABCEP offers Associate-level credentials, professional certification, and company accreditation programs to renewable energy professionals throughout North America. NABCEP’s mission is to develop and implement quality credentialing and certification programs for practitioners by supporting and working closely with professionals and stakeholders in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries.