Desert Energy Enterprise Center
The Desert Region
of Southern California is slated to become a national center for renewable energy development. New clean air and energy regulations, as well as the availability of suitable land, are driving public and private energy investments to our area. As the renewable energy industry grows, workers with new skills in wind, solar, and geothermal system construction, maintenance, and operation will be needed within the region’s workforce. College of the Desert has established the Desert Energy Enterprise Center (DEEC) in Palm Springs, California to meet this need.
The Desert Energy Enterprise Center houses energy-related professional development, workforce training, and energy technology demonstration projects. It provides a west-valley location where the College is establishing industry/education partnerships to support the growth of renewable energy in our region. The Wind Turbine Technician Training Program (which focuses on wind turbine maintenance) and the Desert Region Renewable Energy Training Partnership (which focuses on utility-scale solar power) are two such programs operating at this new facility.