KEY ISSUES AND CHALLENGES IN A CHANGING ENERGY WORLD
A hydropower scheme harnesses the energy of the water in the river and converts this energy into electricity. It is one of the most prominent source of energy for electricity generation. In this MOOC, a team of Tractebel experts has been mobilized to answer all questions you have about hydropower energy.
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Over a period of 4 weeks, your training journey will take you through the following 4 themes :
1. The basics of hydropower projects
To become an expert, start by discovering the speciﬁcities and typical components of a hydropower project while learning how to select the main project characteristics. Learn more about the hydropower sector’s environmental footprint as well as the basics regarding business models applicable to hydropower projects.
2. Dams technologies
Dams are key components of hydropower projects. In this section you will discover the different types of dam and you will learn the principles to design those infrastructures.
3. From design to operation, how to overcome risks
Discover in this section how typical risks associated with hydropower projects can be controlled and mitigated. This section will show you how this can be achieved with insights into geological risks, hydrological studies and, of course, climate change.
4. The hydropower plant: the core of the system
You want to know about the design of a hydropower plant, about operation and maintenance and about the different possibilities to generate revenues through the operation of a hydropower plant? Dive into this section and you will learn a lot.