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Planning and Design of Hydroelectric Power Plants

COURSE NO: S04-002
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Planning and Design of Hydroelectric Power Plants
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents a discussion of the general, architectural and structural considerations applicable to the design of hydroelectric power plant structures. It is intended for guidance on establishing minimum criteria in the planning and design of such structures.


The engineering of hydroelectric projects is a highly specialized filed, particularly the engineering design and operational activities. 


This 4 PDH online course is applicable to civil, structural and geotechnical engineers, as well as design and construction personnel involved with the planning and design of hydroelectric power plant structures.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Location selection criteria of powerhouse and switchyard
  • Types of powerhouse structures and type selection criteria
  • General arrangement of powerhouse and location of main transformers
  • Installation of powerhouse and switchyard equipment
  • Interior and exterior architectural design
  • Determination of structural requirements
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the US Corps of Engineers Publication EM 1110-2-3001, "Planning and Design of Hydroelectric Power Plant Structures".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Planning and Design of Hydroelectric Power Plants (267 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 4 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this publication.


The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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