Modern Advances in Hydropower Technology

Course Number: R-1003
Credit: 1 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Jeffrey Havelin, P.E., B.S.C.E.
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Overview

In Modern Advances in Hydropower Technology , you'll learn ...

  • The power and non-power benefits of hydropower
  • The various types of hydropower plants and hydropower turbines
  • New technologies to help provide safe passage of fish through hydro-electric turbines

Overview

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Length: 14 pages

Hydropower, also known as hydroelectric power, is a reliable, domestic, emission-free resource that is renewable through the hydrologic cycle and harnesses the natural energy of flowing water to provide clean, fast, flexible electricity generation. Hydropower, one of our nation's most important renewable energy resources, has grown over the last century from 45 hydroelectric facilities in 1886 to more than 2,000 facilities in 50 states and Puerto Rico that contribute approximately 80,000 megawatts (MW) to our nation's electrical capacity. That represents about 10% of our country's electrical generating capability and provides more than 75% of the electricity generated from renewable sources.

This course contains a brief overview of the two main types of hydro turbines, along with some recent advances in environmentally friendly turbine technology. Specifically, the course addresses measures that are being studied to limit the impact of hydro turbines on the fish population.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Hydropower benefits and environmental challenges
  • Types of hydropower plants, including impoundment, diversion and run-of-river
  • Impulse turbine characteristics and applications
  • Reaction turbine characteristics and applications
  • Methods to ensure safe passage for fish
  • Methods to mitigate water degradation resulting from low oxygen levels in stagnated water

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 10 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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