By Alyssa Patrick, College of Engineering & Architecture
March 5, 2014
PULLMAN, Wash. – A group from Bangladesh traveled halfway across the world to learn to better develop electrification in their country from Washington State University experts in power engineering.
“We are working for the villagers,” said Abdul Aziz, executive engineer with his country’s Rural Electrification Board (REB), whose members will spend several weeks in Pullman. “We are learning methods at WSU that will help us bring the villagers better service and an improved distribution system.”
Without the REB and other electricity boards, the agriculture-based rural communities would not have electricity, he said.