The board of the Odessa Development Corp. approved an agreement Monday that will pay $100,000 toward a program designed to help bring more wind energy projects to West Texas.
The agreement pays the Texas Tech University System $75,000 plus $25,000 for the National Institute for Renewable Energy, which was formed through a collaboration between Texas Tech and the Innovative Texas Foundation.
After missing one scheduled appearance because of weather and showing up late on another try, David Miller, vice chancellor for research and commercialization for the Texas Tech University System, finally got to make a formal presentation Thursday before the board of the Odessa Development Corp.
The Odessa Development Corp. will hear a second presentation from a Texas Tech University official about a wind energy program for West Texas.
David Miller, Texas Tech vice chancellor for commercialization, is expected to discuss the school’s National Wind Resource Center, which is part of an effort to lure more wind energy manufacturing to West Texas.
The Odessa City Council approved a resolution that will give Odessa College $160,000 to fund building improvements and new equipment for a Process Instrumentation Technology training lab.
The building, once finished, will house a new program that will offer a Level 1 certification, a Level 2 certification and an associate’s degree in the instrumentation and automation field.
The Odessa Development Corp. approved an agreement recently to fund the money.