Wind Power Technology

A 14-week online course
Jan 25 – April 19

In partnership with

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A COLLEGE COURSE
ACCREDITED BY BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

This is a course in our Offshore Wind Tech Certificate Program, currently open to COHORT 1 (the group that started in Jan 2020), and open to all Martha’s Vineyard residents for professional advancement or continuing education in engineering.

COURSE: Wind Power Technology
CODE: EGR 282
DAY: TBD
TIME: TBD
DATES: Week of Jan 25-Week of Apr 19, 2021
DURATION: 14 weeks
LOCATION: Online via Zoom
INSTRUCTOR: TBD
RESULT: 4 undergraduate credits from Bristol Community College; 4 out of 23 credits needed for certification in Wind Technician Training
FULL PRICE*: $861
*Cohort members pay special pricing

This course is designed to provide the operational and electrical skills required for an entry level technical position in global wind industry. It will equip individuals with the knowledge and skills required for siting, assembling and installing of wind energy projects of different scales — from small commercial and municipal turbines to utility scale wind farms located offshore or land-based. Topics Include: Project Operations, Turbine Fundamentals, Cranes & Rigging, Fasteners & Torqueing, Shaft Alignment and Bonding, Grounding and Lightning Protection systems. Prerequisite(s): EGR 151 (Electrical Machinery). Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours per week.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Describe the balance of plant (BOP) requirements and expectations pertaining to wind turbine operation and describe the general siting and wind farm development process.
  • Identify the component, component location and describe the general function and purpose of the turbine components.
  • Identify and demonstrate the techniques and safe use of equipment associated with Cranes, Hoists, Rigging and Cribbing.
  • Demonstrate the safe use of various fasteners, torque & tension equipment including the difference between dry and wet torque.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic principles, methods and techniques of shaft alignment.
  • Demonstrate proper Bonding, Grounding and Lightning Protection techniques, theory, and significance of how a wind turbine detracts and dissipates lightning.

If you have already applied for a course in the Wind program, you will be contacted shortly with information to register for all courses available to Wind students!