This online engineering PDH interactive presentation provides a brief outline on the basics of hydroelectric power and how its favorable characteristics continue to make it an attractive and efficient source of electric energy.
Hydropower has played an important part in the development of this Nation's electric power industry and provides about 96 percent of the renewable energy in the United States. Considered as one of the many renewable sources of energy, hydroelectric powerplants do not use up resources to create electricity nor do they pollute the air, land, or water, as other powerplants may. In addition, hydropower is an essential contributor in the national power grid because of its ability to respond quickly to rapidly varying loads or system disturbances, which base load plants with steam systems powered by combustion or nuclear processes cannot accommodate.
This presentation highlights the basics of hydroelectric power, while also documenting cost benefits of utilizing hydropower as an efficient source of electric energy. It provides a detailed description on the types of hydropower turbines and introduces modern concepts such as pumped storage hydropower. The presentation also illustrates the development of hydropower through history.
This 1 PDH online interactive presentation is applicable to practitioners, engineers, and designers who are interested in adopting hydroelectric power in future applications.
This continuing education interactive presentation is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Familiarizing with the basics of hydroelectric power and how it works
- Learning about the cost and benefits of utilizing hydropower
- Understanding the types of hydropower turbines
- Familiarizing with the modern concepts of hydropower such as pumped storage hydropower
- Learning about the development of hydropower through history
- Familiarizing with the hydropower glossary
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