In late 2009, Andre Grocox, the ERMCO Green Energy Group Project Manager, was awarded an IPL Renewable Energy Program Demand-Side Grant on behalf of the IEJATC. Andre is a part-time Instructor at the IEJATC and was instrumental in landing a $10,000.00 grant towards the installation of a 3,000 watt solar array. This installation was the first solar project for ERMCO, Inc. and was instrumental in teaching several key ERMCO field personnel the characteristics of solar photovoltaic systems. It should be noted ERMCO, Inc. currently has a total of 24 Construction Operations Team members and Project Managers currently completing the IEJATC-sponsored Green Technician Certification, being taught by Andre Grocox. This training will prepare several of our key personnel for all future “green energy” projects.