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Hydroelectric Power

Hydroelectric Power
Course Highlights

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.

Learning Objectives

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
Course Document
For this course, you will need to go through the interactive presentation "Hydroelectric Power". To access the presentation, you will need to log in or register and purchase the course. Following the course purchase, please click on the link provided in your account to view the presentation. The duration of this presentation is approximately 64 minutes.
This particular course document is accessible only after purchase.

Course Quiz
Once you finish watching the PDH interactive presentation, you will be redirected to your account to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 1 PDH credit. The quiz will be based on this interactive presentation.
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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