Course Description

The course covers concepts of hydropower systems including pico, mini, small and large scale plants. It gives a general overview on types of hydropower plants, planning, assessment of hydropower resources, dam design, mechanical and electrical equipment, economic analysis of hydropower plant and the environmental impacts.

Course Objectives

The objectives of this course are to:

  • Enable the students appreciate the components of a hydropower systems
  • Enable the students understand the procedures for design of hydropower plants and how to carry out hydropower resource assessment.
  • Introduce the students to the economic analyses of hydropower projects
  • Introduce the students to the aspects of hydropower environmental aspects and how they can be abated
Attachment Name Attachment Type
MEC7108: Hydropower Systems DOC PDF PS