Short Description

This course addresses the aspects for developing small hydropower for rural/remote applications. It presents the techniques for estimating the resource potential, the various turbines used, and all the auxiliary equipment that is required. Challenges for small scale hydropower development will be looked at.


The aims of this course are to:

  • Ensure that students appreciate the role of hydropower in today’s energy mix
  • Guide students through the procedures and requirements for design and analysis of power plants
  • Instruct students on the tools used in the analysis and design of hydropower schemes with emphasis on mini and micro plants
Attachment Name Attachment Type
RET 8109 Development of small Hydropower DOC PDF PS