Design, Technology, Operations, Maintenance & Economics

17 - 21 MAY 2021 | 5 half-day training, 4 hours per session (total 20 hours)

About The Course

Wind has surpassed hydro-power generation in many countries recently. Wind energy offers many advantages, which explains why it’s one of the fastest-growing energy sources in the world. The following are the advantages of wind power:

  • Wind power is cost effective: Land-based utility-scale wind is one of the lowest-priced energy sources available today
  • The fuel for wind power is free. This reduces the operation and maintenance cost of wind power plants significantly
  • Wind is a clean source of power generation that does not pollute the air like power plants which rely on combustion of fossil fuel
  • Wind power plants create jobs. Wind turbine technician is the fastest growing career in many countries
  • Wind enables industry growth and competitiveness due to its low cost
  • Wind power is a domestic source of energy. The wind supply is abundant and inexhaustible.  The wind power generation capacity has become the largest source of renewable power in many countries
  • Wind turbines can be built on existing farms and ranches. This greatly benefits the economy in rural areas, where most of the best wind sites are found.  Wind power plant owners make rent payments to the farmers or ranchers for the use of their land, providing landowners with additional income


This course covers all aspects of wind power plants including evaluation of a potential location for a wind power plant using wind data and using statistical distributions to approximate available wind energy at a wind power plant site. The course provides also an in-depth understanding of all wind power plant equipment including wind turbines, generators, instrumentation and control systems, drive trains, gearboxes, doubly-fed induction generators, synchronous generators, nacelles, towers, transformers, etc. The economics of a wind power plant including economic analysis of wind power generation, economic comparison between a large- and small-scale wind power plant, economic decision making, rate of return from a wind power plant, economic life and replacement of a wind power plant as well as the cost of electricity from wind power plants are covered in detail in this course. A thorough explanation of the design, operation and maintenance of on-shore and off-shore wind farms is presented in detail in this course as well as all the significant improvements that have been made to wind power generating plants during the last two decades.

Course Fees

Early bird:

SGD 3,499 / USD 2,554 for 5 half-days, per participant


Normal price:

SGD 3,699 / USD 2,700 for 5 half-days, per participant

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluation of a Potential Location for a Wind Power Plant Using Wind Data: Learn how to evaluate the potential location for a wind turbine power plant using wind data.
  • Using Statistical “Rayleigh” Distribution to Approximate Available Power Generation from a Wind Turbine at a Specific Site: Learn how to use statistical “Rayleigh” distribution to approximate available power generation from a wind turbine at a specific site.
  • Calculate the Wind Energy Available at a Site: Gain an understanding on how to calculate the wind energy available at a site.
  • Rated Capacity of a Wind Facility and Capacity Factor: Understand how to determine the rated capacity of a wind facility and its capacity factor.
  • Designing a Wind Power Generating Plant: Learn how to design a wind power generating plant.
  • Wind Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance: Understand the operation and maintenance requirements for all wind power plant equipment including wind turbines, generators, nacelles, towers, transformers, etc.
  • Wind Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Systems: Gain a thorough understanding about the latest instrumentation and control systems of wind power
  • Economics of Wind Power Plants: Gain a thorough understanding of the economics of wind power plants including economic analysis of wind power generation, economic comparison between a large- and small-scale wind power plant, comparison of alternatives, rate of return from a wind power plant, financial statements for a wind power plant, cost of electricity from a wind power plant, and levelized cost of wind energy.

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Managers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Other technical individuals

Expert Course Faculty

Your specialist course leader has more than 32 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (OPG), one of the largest electric utility in North America. He was previously involved in research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at their Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Laboratories.


While working at OPG, he acted as a Training Manager, Engineering Supervisor, System Responsible Engineer and Design Engineer. During the period of time, he worked as a Field Engineer and Design Engineer, he was responsible for the operation, maintenance, diagnostics, and testing of gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, motors, transformers, inverters, valves, pumps, compressors, instrumentation and control systems. Further, his responsibilities included designing, engineering, diagnosing equipment problems and recommending solutions to repair deficiencies and improve system performance, supervising engineers, setting up preventive maintenance programs, writing Operating and Design Manuals, and commissioning new equipment.


Later, he worked as the manager of a section dedicated to providing training for the staff at the power stations.  The training provided by him covered in detail the various equipment and systems used in power stations.


In addition, he has taught courses and seminars to more than four thousand working engineers and professionals around the world, specifically Europe and North America. He has been consistently ranked as “Excellent” or “Very Good” by the delegates who attended his seminars and lectures.


He written 5 books for working engineers from which 3 have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York.  Below is a list of the books authored by him;

  • Power Generation Handbook: Gas Turbines, Steam Power Plants, Co-generation, and Combined Cycles, second edition, (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York
  • Electrical Equipment Handbook (600 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York
  • Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York
  • Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems (400 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing
  • Industrial Equipment (600 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing


Furthermore, he has received the following awards:

  • The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by PowerEdge, Singapore, in December 2016
  • The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by the Professional Development Center at University of Toronto (May, 1996).
  • The “Excellence in Teaching Award” in April 2007 offered by TUV Akademie (TUV Akademie is one of the largest Professional Development centre in world, it is based in Germany and the United Arab Emirates, and provides engineering training to engineers and managers across Europe and the Middle East).
  • Awarded graduation “With Distinction” from Dalhousie University when completed Bachelor of Engineering degree (1983).


Lastly, he was awarded his Bachelor of Engineering Degree “with distinction” from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He also received a Master of Applied Science in Engineering (M.A.Sc.) from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers in the province of Ontario, Canada.


Wind Power, Wind Speed and Power Generation, Evaluation of a Potential Location for a Wind Power Plant Using Wind Data, Using Statistical Distributions to Approximate Available Energy at a Wind Power Plant Site, Wind Power Plant Equipment, Wind Turbines


Wind Power Plant Equipment, Rotors and Blades, Drive Trains, Gearboxes and Generators, Load-Following Power Plants


Nacelles and Towers, Wind Farms, Electrical Optimization and Repowering


Small Wind Turbines, Offshore Wind Farms, Wind Power Grid Integration and Environmental Issues


Economics of Wind Power Plants, Economic Comparison Between a Small- and a Large-Scale Wind Power Plant, Rate of Return from a Wind Power Plant, Cost of Electricity from a Wind Power Plant

This training course will be conducted as a Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT). Delegates will receive a confirmation email after successful registration. 
Soft copy course materials & Certification of Completion will be provided to registered participants. 

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

  • Pre-Course Questionnaire (PCQ) to help us focus on your learning objectives
  • Detailed course & reference manual for continuous learning and sharing
  • Practical exercises & case examples to better understand the principles
  • Limited class size to ensure one-to-one interactivity
  • Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a personal action plan