Renewable Energy Hot Topics Online Training Program | 10/18-10/19

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Course Information

0.8 CEU


Ends at 11:59 PM EST 9 business days prior to training start.

Non-Member  | $825

AEE Member  | $775

Late Registration
Begins 12:00 AM EST 8 business days prior to training start.

Non-Member  | $925

AEE Member  | $875

Registration closes 12:00 AM EST 3 business days prior to training start or if course reaches capacity.

Course Description 

This training program is designed to delve quickly into the technical and financial benefits of renewable energy systems from an unbiased viewpoint. The instructor will introduce the critical fundamentals of energy and the energy grid before comparing and contrasting available technologies and then highlighting some of the more cutting-edge, and yet unproven, renewable energy systems.  Learn in context to some of the more recent and notable renewable projects in the world. Benefit and understand the lessons learned on these projects to avoid pitfalls when designing and specifying your renewable energy systems.

You will also use case analysis to assess the performance of renewable energy systems based on physics and engineering equations that correlate physical parameters to power and energy output, for example, in wind turbines. These equations serve as tools in design, analysis, suitable location selection, and application of wind turbines.

This is a non-certification course.

Who Should Attend

This program is of value to individuals that are interested in enhancing their understanding of renewable energy best practices and strategies, with technical, geographic, and financial feasibility in mind. Attendees of this program have included energy engineers, energy managers, utility professionals, technicians, facilities managers, and other energy involved professionals.

Online Training Experience

Attending this program is an ideal opportunity to participate in a focused, fast-paced instructional program, designed to expand your knowledge of project management. The program is presented in short sessions over the course of two days to allow professionals to attend while still maintaining their current work schedule.

Attendees can participate in this online program from anywhere you have access to a high-speed internet connection or access via smartphone/tablet.

What You Will Learn

  • Learn the vital role EMS, BMS, and SCADA Systems play in measurement, monitoring, and controlling energy consumption in large facilities.
  • Understand the architecture and purpose of Automated HVAC Systems and how these systems significantly impact energy intensity in large facilities.
  • Learn how Power and Control systems work in unison to improve energy productivity in large facilities.
  • Gain a better appreciation of AC power representations in phasor, polar, and rectangular forms.
  • Know the difference between three-phase AC, "Y," and "∆ - Delta" configuration of loads and sources, and their ramifications on inrush current and peak avoidance.
  • Understand how PLCs, VFDs, SMC's and motor starters work and how they can be used to minimize energy cost. 
  • Learn how to interpret electrical power and controls drawings.
  • Discuss how to apply what you have learned to your business and applications.

Bobby Rauf (Moderator)


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 registered (PE) Professional Engineer, in the State of North Carolina and is a Certified Energy Manager. Mr. Rauf was inducted as “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, 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, engineering skill building courses. He conducts these courses in form of webinars, live on-site presentations, workshops, pre-recorded audio and self-study texts. Some his major clients include Amazon, Texas A&M University, N.C. State University, NYC MTA, Duke Energy, Saudi Aramco – KSA, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, McNeese University, Lamar University, Clemson University, Association of Energy Engineers, EPIC College - Canada; US Bureau of Reclamation, BHP Billiton, PDH Engineers, CED, and PDH Source. He is also 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 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 utilities management, energy audits/assessments, plant maintenance, robotics, manufacturing automation, HVAC audits, and design of ergonomic equipment.

How to Register

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  3. Complete the registration information requested and submit payment.

What to Expect After Registering

  1. You will receive a registration confirmation email.
  2. About a week before the course, you will receive a final confirmation with additional details regarding the training.
  3. All information regarding your seminar can be found here in AEE Education, under My Dashboard.

Training Program Attendee Cancellation & Transfer Policy

The following terms and conditions apply to Attendees at the Association of Energy Engineers, Inc. (AEE) Training Programs. All requests for transfers, substitutions, or cancellations must be made in writing. Attendees agree to these terms and conditions by registering for a program.

Transfer Policy

If you are unable to attend the live seminar for which you have registered, registration fees can be transferred to another public seminar offering or substituted with another individual in your place within one year of the original seminar date.  No difference in registration fees paid shall be refunded and attendee is responsible for any difference for transfers to a higher cost seminar.

Virtual Programs: Requests to transfer to a differently named program submitted 14 or less days may be subject to the full cost of the workbook if already ordered.


For registrations cancelled 21 days or more prior to the program date, the full registration fee less a $200 service charge will be refunded.  Registrations cancelled 14 or less days may be subject to the full cost of the workbook if already ordered. For registrations cancelled 20 days or less, the full registration fee shall be assessed and no refund will be made.  No shows will result in forfeiting of the registration fee and no refund will be made.

In the event a training program is not held as a result of any cause not reasonably within AEE’s control (including, but not limited to, instructor illness, acts of terrorism, acts of God, war, civil disturbances, declaration of national emergency, accidents or labor disputes, fire, flood, storms etc.), attendees shall be notified as soon as possible and AEE’s liability will be limited to the reimbursement of the training program registration fee.


Day 1
10/18/2023 at 12:00 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 10/18/2023
10/18/2023 at 12:00 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 10/18/2023 Training: Noon - 4 p.m.
Day 2
10/19/2023 at 12:00 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 10/19/2023
10/19/2023 at 12:00 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 10/19/2023 Training: Noon - 4 p.m.
End-of-Course Survey - Online Training
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Certificate of Completion - Renewable Energy Hot Topics Online Training Program
0.8 CEU credits  |  Certificate available
0.8 CEU credits  |  Certificate available