Social Partnerships

Working in partnership with local interest groups and communities

We want to make a tangible difference to the communities that host our projects. We work with individuals and organisations who share our core values of:

  • Accelerating the delivery of clean, green renewable energy; and 
  • Engaging and involving local people to facilitate a sustainable future.

These values guide our actions and interactions with the community and the environment.

Case Study: Taking the High Road

Together with the State Building and Construction Trades Council, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and other organisations, CADEMO has been awarded a three-year grant by the California Workforce Development Board to create a High Road Training Partnership (HRTP) for California offshore wind.

This HRTP will explore available options for maximising in-state, unionised jobs and community benefits from the CADEMO project as well as the statewide offshore wind industry in future years. Our HRTP will tackle head-on the oft-ignored reality in offshore wind policy discussions: As discussed above, the sector’s much-promised “green” jobs will not materialise automatically. The offshore wind industry is highly globalised and competitive, and concerted effort and cooperation by government, industry, and local stakeholders will be necessary to ensure that Californians truly benefit.

Case Study: Investing in Future Generations

For our Llŷr projects in Wales we are working with the Darwin Centre with a bespoke offshore wind design challenge for local primary schoolchildren. The workshops consist of an overview of climate change, fossil fuels and the benefits of renewable energy with a focus on mitigating climate change and future job opportunities. Schools have the option to choose between two different workshops: one that focuses on platform design and construction, or another focusing on climate change and wind turbine design. Educational resources are provided to the participating schools. 

The offshore wind design challenge followed our “Love the Celtic Sea” competition, which was open to all Pembrokeshire children in years 3 to 6 and kickstarted our partnership with the Darwin Centre. The aim of the competition was for children to provide artwork which demonstrated why they love the Celtic Sea and what it means to their generation. 

Competition winners were invited to meet their local Member of Parliament with an exciting tour of the Houses of Parliament in London, and all entries were displayed in the Welsh parliament, the Senedd, at an event with the local Member of the Senedd and the Minister for Education and the Welsh Language.