Welcome Coffee and Registration15 mins
25 minsWelcome Description of How Course Works
20 minsAttendees will build a solid foundation of hydro basics and facts: What Nature Gives Us How Hydroelectric Power Is Captured Multiple Beneficial Uses: Energy Water Supply Irrigation Recreation Navigati ...
60 minsHydraulic Design of a Project, including: Dams (includes a brief description of different types, e.g., rockfill, earthen, hydraulic fill, RCC) Spillways and Outlet Works Gates and Heavy Steel Structur ...
60 minsHydro Turbine Overview (Including brief, basic discussion on which types of turbines are optimal for certain flows and heads and on advanced designs for environmental improvements) Performance Curves ...
60 minsGenerators (Fixed Speed, Variable Speed, and Emerging Technology) Governors Controls Excitation Balance of Plant Breakers Transformers Discussion and Q&A
Lunch On Your Own75 mins
60 minsLearn the nuts and bolts of hydropower production as compared to other types of generation, including steam (nuclear and fossil), combustion turbine, and wind. Explore how to: Optimize the use of gene ...
60 minsGain an insider's view of the critical on-the-ground perspective: Role of the Project Operator Challenges, Including Compliance Requirements and Spill Requirements Discussion Q&A