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Introduction to Hydroelectric Power Plants

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 Introduction to Hydroelectric Power Plants
Note: This is a recorded video presentation and does not qualify as a live interactive course.
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH video presentation discusses the basics of hydroelectric power plants. This course describes the terminology and design considerations of hydroelectric power plants and presents the different components that enable these power plants to operate.


Humans have been harnessing the power of water for thousands of years. The potential energy of water has been used to drive mills, pumps and for numerous other applications. However, converting the potential and kinetic energy of water into electrical energy is a relatively new concept.


Modern hydroelectric power plants represent the pinnacle of hydropower engineering, but how do they work? How efficient are they? Are they really 'green'? this course is going to answer all of these questions.


This 3 PDH online video presentation is intended for industrial, mechanical, and civil engineers, as well as others interested in learning more about hydroelectric power plants.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Familiarizing with hydroelectricity, and the role it plays in today's power engineering market
  • Learning about the most common hydro power plant components
  • Understanding the different hydro power plant terminologies
  • Learning how the different types of hydro power plants work
  • Identifying the differences between hydro turbines and their typical applications
Course Document
For this course, you will need to watch the video presentation titled, “Introduction to Hydroelectric Power Plants”. To access the video presentation, you will need to log in or register and purchase the course.  Following course purchase, please click on the link provided in your account history to view the video presentation. The duration of the video presentation is approximately 135 minutes.
Please note that you will be watching the video presentation via YouTube or another video streaming platform which will be streaming though
Course Quiz
Once you are finished watching the PDH video presentation, you will need to close or minimize the video portal to return to your account and click on “Take Quiz”. You will need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this video 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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