VR and AR training are vital for the renewable energy workforce

Kanda has developed at least five full turbine trainings.

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) serve various purposes including training employees in the power sector as the industry shifts to renewable energy that will require skill sets and specialised skillsets.

Kanda Aps has developed VR and AR training for maritime, healthcare, and wind industry employees. For the wind sector, it has developed at least five full turbine trainings for industry leaders Siemens Energy and GE.

Lene Thirup, chief operating officer at Kanda, said that climate change is the main challenge in the sector that its training addresses. 

She noted that the sector would need to hire around 26 million individuals for renewable energy to keep the temperature increase within 1.5 degrees Celcius, citing a report from the International Renewable Energy Agency.

"Who is going to train all these people? There are quite a few people. If we keep on with the old-fashioned way of having classroom training, physical training facilities, then I don't think that we will reach that goal," she told Asian Power at the Smart Energy Week.

"What we are trying to address is how can we...actually map [the old-fashioned ways] into digital training, and overcome the scale faster to have a more cost-productive way of training people," she added.

Digital training will also minimise carbon dioxide emissions, making this a more sustainable way of training, she said.

In Japan, Kanda partnered with FOM Academy in Fukushima which will be its first training provider

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