Renewable Wind Energy, 2023: Past, Present, and the Future, 4-Hours

Learn about the essential fundamentals of wind energy, designed to benefit engineers and professionals of all disciplines.

Renewable Wind Energy, 2023: Past, Present, and the Future, 4-Hours

Learn about the essential fundamentals of wind energy, designed to benefit engineers and professionals of all disciplines.
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About the Class

Course description

This course caters to Engineers, Technicians, Facilities Managers, Energy Professionals, Architects, and others who are interested in enhancing their understanding of renewable wind energy and would like to learn about how wind energy stacks up against other types of renewable and non-renewable sources of energy leading up to 2023. In this seminar, wind energy is contrasted with other proven renewable energy sources with sustainability, technical, geographic, and financial feasibility in mind. Since no prerequisite is required for this seminar, we begin with the basics of energy and important wind energy facts. Important metrics associated with wind energy, and renewable energy in general, are covered. Different, proven, energy storage systems typically included in utility-scale wind energy projects are discussed. The physics principles behind wind turbine design and it’s performance are introduced. Lessons learned from Texas freezes of 2017 and 2021 are reviewed and associated myths are debunked. Some of the largest wind energy installations in the US and the rest of the world are recounted and compared. Updates on some of the US and International, offshore, current, and planned wind turbine projects are discussed. Some cutting-edge wind energy systems – not widely adopted yet - are introduced. The discussion on the topic of renewable wind energy is sustained by diagrams, tables, graphs, and pictures.

Learning Objectives - Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Perform an objective comparison between energy obtained from the grid versus the energy harnessed from wind turbines and other renewable sources. Identify and quantify technical and financial strengths and weaknesses of wind energy systems.
  • Specify and implement renewable wind energy systems that leverage the direct application to the point of use, thus maximizing the efficiency and net benefit of these systems, when and where feasible.
  • Understand wind energy technologies on the basis of physics and engineering principles. Assess the performance of wind energy systems on the basis of physics and engineering equations that correlate physical parameters to the power and energy output of wind turbines. These equations serve as tools in the design, analysis, suitable location selection, and application of wind turbines.
  • Follow progress on some of the major, more recent, notable, US and foreign wind energy projects. Benefit from the lessons learned on these projects.
  • Identify some of the more unbiased and reliable technical and commercial information sources in the renewable energy arena; thus, staying abreast of progress and current data in the renewable energy realm, beyond this seminar.


  • General Energy Background Information
  • Wind Energy Facts, Basics, and Principles
  • Renewable Energy Storage
  • Capacity Factor
  • Wind Energy Cost
  • Wind Energy Technology
  • Wind Classification in the US
  • Betz Limit
  • Did the wind turbines let Texas down in 2017 and 2021?
  • Major Wind Energy Projects – Domestic International Scene
  • US Offshore Wind Turbine Projects, Current and Future.
  • Cutting Edge, Futuristic Wind Energy Systems
  • Renewable Energy Information Sources

Why you shouldn’t miss this seminar – How this seminar can benefit your organization or clients; what is unique about this course:

  • Are you responsible for identifying the most suitable wind or another renewable energy alternative, for your operations or those of your clients, and you feel inadequately prepared to lead the effort, or perhaps you don’t know where to begin? Then, this seminar is a must.
  • Do you manage or lead a group of energy or engineering professionals responsible for identifying renewable energy solutions and managing renewable energy projects, but you feel that your knowledge and understanding of wind energy is somewhat inadequate, and needs enhancement and greater breadth? Then you must not miss this frequently updated seminar.
  • As an engineer or energy professional, do you feel inadequately equipped to comprehensively compare various renewable energy alternatives – from technical and financial feasibility vantage points? Then, this seminar will present an excellent opportunity to remedy that.
  • How often do you get a chance to attend a course or a seminar that is presented by the author of books on the relevant subject matter - in person? In this seminar, you will have the opportunity to interact and learn from Prof. Bobby Rauf, the author of the texts, titled: (1) Thermodynamics Made Simple, (2) Finance and Accounting for Energy Engineers, (3) Electrical Engineering for Non-Electrical Engineers, and Electrical Engineering Fundamentals.
  • Some seminars and courses end up being monotonous monologues from the presenter to the audience. Not this one. In this seminar, you will get an opportunity to air questions, and share your success stories – as well as, frustrations - in the wind energy arena. You will learn how to avoid costly mistakes and get the opportunity to engage the instructor and other attendees in discussions.

Who should take this live class?

  • Licensed PE’s, Professional Engineers, and CEM’s, Certified Energy Managers, who need to meet the license or certification renewal PDH (Professional Development Hour) or CEU (Continuing Education Unit) requirements. This energy seminar couples engineering concepts and knowledge with renewable energy concepts and best practices.
  • Facility Managers, Plant Engineers, Engineering Managers, Energy Professionals, Architects, Project Managers, and other Executives who feel a need to enhance their renewable energy engineering knowledge, to make informed decisions on renewable energy projects or programs.
  • Professionals, who do not possess prior experience or knowledge in the renewable energy realm, including Project Management Staff, Energy Project Financial Analysts, and Technical Writers.
  • Procurement/Purchasing Professionals who are responsible for obtaining renewable energy project proposals.
  • Construction managers who manage renewable energy project installations.
  • Other professionals whose annual PLP, Performance and Learning Program, include energy engineering courses, training, or seminars.

List of Past and Current Clients:

Mr. Rauf of Sem-Train has provided training and consulting services to over 5000 engineers and non-engineers through some of the following organizations, over the last fifteen years:

  • Amazon, AWS
  • Duke Energy
  • Tatweer Petroleum, Bahrain
  • Patrick Engineering
  • New York Power Authority
  • Disney
  • TOHO Water Authority
  • BHP Billiton
  • Saudi Aramco (Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
  • US Bureau of Reclamation (Hoover Dam)
  • CED
  • Balfour Beatty
  • Shaw Group
  • McNeese University
  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte
  • Texas AM; University,
  • PPG Industries, Inc.,
  • PDHengineer,
  • PPI, Professional Publications
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County,
  • EPIC (Canada)
  • Y-F Asia - Singapore

Instructor Bio:

  • Professor S. Bobby Rauf, P.E, C.E.M, CMT, MBA; member, ASEE, American Society of Engineering Education.
  • Bobby Rauf is the President, Chief Consultant, and a Senior Instructor at Sem-Train, LLC. Bobby has over 25 years of experience in teaching undergraduate and post-graduate Engineering, Math, Business Administration, and MBA courses, seminars, and workshops. Professor Rauf is a registered (PE) Professional Engineer, in the States of Virginia, North Carolina, and Wyoming and is a Certified Energy Manager.
  • Mr. Rauf was inducted as a “Legend in Energy” by AEE, in 2014. He is a published author of multiple engineering and energy books and professional development courses. He holds a patent in process controls technology.
  • Professor Rauf is certified to instruct various engineering, ergonomics, and industrial safety courses. He has conducted certification training and trained engineers for Professional Engineering licensure exams in the United States, The United Kingdom, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The Netherlands, and Ukraine, over the past ten years.
  • Mr. Rauf develops and instructs PDH (Professional Development Hour) and, continuing education, and engineering skill-building courses. He conducts these courses in form of webinars, live on-site presentations, workshops, pre-recorded audio, and self-study texts. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Gardner-Webb University.
  • Professor Rauf has also developed and published several self-study books that cater to the continuous professional development needs of Engineers, Technicians, and Technical Managers.
  • Mr. Rauf’s last full-time engineering employment, in the corporate world, was at PPG Industries, Inc. where he served as a Senior Staff Engineer. During his long career at PPG, his responsibilities included the development and management of energy and ergonomics programs for multiple manufacturing plants, in the US and overseas. He also provided consultation and training services in, energy, electrical engineering, industrial safety, ergonomics, and arc flash arena. His extensive engineering experience includes power design, control system design, project management, process management, energy and utility management, energy audits/assessments, plant maintenance, robotics, manufacturing automation, HVAC audits, and design of ergonomic equipment.

Professor Rauf’s publications include (Available through AEE, River Publishers,, and Barnes and Noble; Google: Bobby Rauf):

  • A textbook titled “Electrical Engineering Fundamentals.” Published in 2020, through Taylor Francis, for worldwide distribution.
  • A textbook titled “Thermodynamics Made Simple for Energy Engineers,” 2nd Edition by River Publishers, 2023 – Worldwide distribution.
  • A textbook titled “Finance and Accounting for Energy Engineers,” 2nd Edition by River Publishers, 2023 – Worldwide distribution.
  • A textbook titled “Electrical Engineering for Non-Electrical Engineering,” The 3rd Edition by River Publishers, 2021 – Worldwide distribution.


You should have some science and math background.


Semtrain, LLC

Prof. S. Bobby Rauf, P.E., C.E.M., CMT, MBA
About Semtrain, LLC Semtrain was founded in 2010 but our instructors and authors have been developing and instructing courses for decades. We are based in Virginia Beach, VA, USA. Our seminars and courses are designed to meet the learning and certification renewal continuing education requirement needs of licensed professional engineers,...


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CHF 196
NOK kr2,365.14
DKK kr1,506.17
ISK kr30,340.80
SEK kr2,341.92

Additional Details

Language: English
Level: All levels
Skills: Professional Engineers, PDH, PDH Courses, Engineering, Engineering PDH's, Wind Power, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy, Wind Turbine Technology, Energy Storage, Offshore Wind Turbines, Floating Wind Turbines
Age groups: 18+ years

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