Training/Teaching Programs

CEAGE conducts trainings in specialized topics targeted at utilities and energy companies. CEAGE’s director, Professor Saifur Rahman, also teaches a popular, senior and graduate level course on Alternative Energy Systems which is given annually at Virginia Tech during Spring semesters.


Smart Grid and Home Energy Management Technology, Software, and Applications

   Virginia Tech - Advanced Research Institute

   September 7 - 11, 2012

Training Program for Engineers and Managers from the Electricity Company of Ghana

   Alexandria, Virginia

   Nov 27 - Dec 01, 2006

Training Program for NEPA Engineers and Managers (Nigeria)

   Alexandria, Virginia

   April 4 - 8, 2005



The course deals with electric energy from alternative energy sources including solar, wind, hydro, biomass, geothermal and ocean. Course includes:

  • Life cycle costing and cost benefit analysis of energy systems
  • Characteristics of direct conversion, electromechanical conversion, and storage devices used in alternative energy systems
  • Power system issues associated with integration of small-scale energy sources into the electricity grid

Undergraduate level: ECE 4364
Graduate level: ECE 5374G