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Basics of Hydroelectric Power Plant

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Basics of Hydroelectric Power Plant
Basics of Hydroelectric Power Plant

Course Overview

As the whole world is looking forward to generating environmentally friendly energy, hydroelectricity is one of the greatest opportunities for the future. Learn how hydroelectric power works from this Basics of Hydroelectric Power Plant  course and take the first step towards green energy generation.

This Basics of Hydroelectric Power Plant  course will teach you the fundamentals of hydroelectricity and how to manage a hydropower plant. You will learn about the different components of a hydropower plant and their work. This course will also teach you about the benefits of the hydropower plants, the terminologies and working principles. 

This Basics of Hydroelectric Power Plant  course will help you enhance your knowledge and skills about hydropower plants, functions and maintenance. The easily understandable lessons will assist you to learn about hydropower plants quickly. This course is ideal for anyone who wants to understand the function of environment friendly energy generation and their applicability.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn about the roles of hydroelectricity in today’s power engineering market 
  • Understand the benefits of hydroelectricity 
  • Familiarize with hydro power plant terminologies
  • Learn how hydro turbines work 
  • Know about different hydropower plant components 
  • Understand the differences between several hydro turbines and their applications

Who is this course for?

This comprehensive Basics of Hydroelectric Power Plant is ideal for those who want to understand the functions of hydroelectric powerplants. You will get a clear idea about powerplant management from this course.

Entry Requirement

  • This course is available to all learners, of all academic backgrounds.
  • Learners should be aged 16 or over to undertake the qualification.
  • Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course.


  • After you have successfully completed the course, you will be able to obtain an Accredited Certificate of Achievement. You can however also obtain a Course Completion Certificate following the course completion without sitting for the test. Certificates can be obtained either in hardcopy at the cost of £39 or in PDF format at the cost of £24.
  • PDF certificate’s turnaround time is 24 hours, and for the hardcopy certificate, it is 3-9 working days.

Why choose us?

  • Affordable, engaging & high-quality e-learning study materials;
  • Tutorial videos/materials from the industry-leading experts;
  • Study in a user-friendly, advanced online learning platform;
  • Efficient exam systems for the assessment and instant result;
  • The UK & internationally recognized accredited qualification;
  • Access to course content on mobile, tablet or desktop from anywhere anytime;
  • The benefit of career advancement opportunities;
  • 24/7 student support via email.

Career Path

Basics of Hydroelectric Power Plant is a useful qualification to possess and would be beneficial for any related profession or industry such as:

  • Electrical Engineers 
  • Mechanical Engineers 
  • Power Engineers 
  • Power Plant Supervisors
  • Environmental Engineers 
  • Environmental Analysts 
  • Researchers 
  • Scientists

Course Curriculum

Welcome to the Course
Course Overview 00:02:00
Welcome 00:02:00
Hydroelectricity Introduction 00:01:00
Short History Lesson 00:02:00
Potential to Electrical Energy 00:01:00
The Hydro Power Engineering Industry 00:08:00
Hydroelectric Power Plant Terminology
Hydroelectric Power Plant Terminology 00:01:00
Impoundment and Diversion 00:03:00
Headwater, Tailwater, Head and Pondage 00:04:00
Upper and Lower Reservoirs 00:01:00
Common Hydroelectric Power Plant Components
Hydroelectric Power Plant Components 00:01:00
Prior, Preparation and Planning… 00:06:00
Trash Racks 00:03:00
Gates – Intake, Draft Tube, Spillway 00:05:00
Spillway 00:05:00
Penstock – Pressurised Water Conductor 00:03:00
Turbine Runners 00:03:00
Draft Tube 00:02:00
Power House 00:03:00
Generator and Power Distribution 00:06:00
Hydroelectric Turbines
Hydroelectric Turbines 00:07:00
Reaction and Impulse Turbines 00:03:00
Axial, Mixed and Radial Flow Turbines 00:02:00
Kaplan Turbines 00:05:00
Variable Pitch Blades 00:04:00
Francis Turbines 00:05:00
Pelton Turbines Part 1 00:03:00
Pelton Turbines Part 2 00:07:00
Types of Hydroelectric Power Plant
Types of Hydroelectric Power Plant 00:01:00
How Hydroelectric Dam Power Plants Work 00:07:00
How Run of the River Power Plants Work 00:05:00
How Tidal Barrage Power Plants Work 00:07:00
How Tidal Stream Power Plants Work 00:09:00
How Pumped Storage Power Plants Work 00:13:00
Final Thoughts
Final Thoughts 00:02:00

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