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Wind Energy and Wind Turbine Technology

Wind energy is a fast growing industry in North America and around the world. According to Canadian Wind Energy Association, today, there are over 150,000 wind turbines operating around the world in over 90 countries.

Professionals working in the energy industry as well as companies wishing to broaden their technical activities in renewable energy must have a solid comprehension of how much energy exists in the wind, how it is harnessed and if a wind project is profitable.

Dates: TBA
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: 688 Sherbrooke Street West
Regular course fee: $1,095 CAD plus applicable taxes
McGill Alumni fee: $930.75 CAD plus applicable taxes


This course is designed for industry professionals and covers most of the technical aspects of harnessing wind energy in a wind farm. It includes resource assessment, today’s turbines technology, wind power generation and difference with conventional generation, costs and project evaluation, as well as operations and maintenance.

Who Should Attend

Wind farm owners and developers, power generation and utilities personnel, professionals involved in wind farm operations, engineers, energy consultants, component manufacturers and vendors, legal and insurance personnel involved in wind industry.


  • Gain knowledge of how much energy the wind has
  • Broaden their knowledge about types of wind turbines
  • Determine the annual production of a wind turbine and a wind farm
  • Estimate the cost of installation and operations cost of a turbine
  • Discover facts about the effects of wind turbine on environment
  • Realize the way wind turbines work and the difference with conventional power production
  • Evaluate a wind project and determine the profitability of a wind farm

Topics Covered

  • World energy
  • Energy in the wind
  • Wind Turbine Components
  • Fundamentals and Turbine Types
  • Electricity and Electric Generators
  • Wind turbine characteristics
  • Power curve and annual power production
  • Financial considerations  and project assessment
  • Wind farm and other technical issues
  • Environmental concerns
  • Operations and maintenance matters
  • Advanced technical matters (Based on the participants)


Ahmad Hemami, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Ahmad Hemami holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Teheran, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in System Dynamics and Control from the University of Salford, England . Dr. Hemami has several years of industrial, academic and research experience. His expertise is mainly in dynamic systems, robotics and automation, and wind energy. The results of his analytic and experimental research works on various subjects have been presented in more than 100 journal and conference publications. He has a passion for wind energy, and his endeavor is to use his knowledge for problems related to energy and environment. He is the author of the book “Wind Turbine Technology” published in 2012.

Dr. Hemami is an adjunct professor at McGill University.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation & substitution requests must be made in writing. The following Cancellation Policy applies:

Up to 14 days prior to the start date: Full refund
7 days prior to the start date: Refund minus $100 Cancellation fee
Within 7 days of the start date: No Refund, however suitable participation substitution will be permitted

If no notice is given prior to the start of the event(s) and you fail to attend, you will be liable for the full course fee.

McGill SCS reserves the right to cancel an event up to 5 days prior to its start.

Contact Information

Telephone: 514-398-5454
E-mail: pd [dot] conted [at] mcgill [dot] ca