Introduction to Hydroelectric Power Plants
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.
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
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