Today, the Energy Group Utilitas will award five Clean Energy scholarships to students of the School of Engineering of Tallinn University of Technology. The purpose of the scholarships is to recognise the contribution of the young generation of engineers to the development of the energy sector.
Priit Koit, Head of the Utilitas Group, emphasises the need to involve young engineers in solving energy challenges, ’We cannot live without heat and heating in our climate, but it is essential to reduce energy consumption and make energy production and transmission climate-neutral. With the help of new technologies and engineers, it is possible to achieve savings throughout the chain. We highly value motivated young engineers. We need their contribution to ensuring an environmentally friendly energy supply for the whole population.’
This year, two master’s students will receive the Utilitas Clean Energy scholarship: Grete-Maria Kajandi and Laura Kiolein and three bachelor’s students: Rebecca Marie Berting, Magnar Vainumäe, and Katre Keridan.
The award ceremony will take place today at 1 p.m. in Mektory, the Innovation and Business centre for Tallinn University of Technology, and can be viewed live HERE.
Utilitas has a cooperation agreement with the Development Fund of Tallinn University of Technology to motivate the successful engineering students of TalTech through scholarships. The Utilitas Clean Energy scholarship is 2,000 euros for master’s students and 1,300 euros for bachelor’s students.
Utilitas is the largest producer of renewable energy and district heating company in Estonia. The company supplies heating to 175,000 households in eight Estonian cities – Tallinn, Maardu, Keila, Rapla, Haapsalu, Kärdla, Jõgeva, and Valga and provides district cooling in Tallinn. The companies of the Utilitas Group operate 26 boiler plants, three combined heat and power stations using biomass, and nine solar power plants.