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Installation of Fluid-driven Renewable Energy Systems REES 6010

Renewable Energy Electrical Systems Course

Course details

The motion of wind and water are two of the three main sources of renewable energy. The main goal of this course is to familiarize students with installation and operational requirements for several types of renewable energy systems that are wind and water driven. The specifics of wind vs. water power generation will be covered after common electrical principles have been discussed. A significant part of the course is dedicated to application activities that reinforce the theory. At the end of the course a student will be comfortable doing installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of wind and micro-hydro power systems.






Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of REES 6010 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 48106


Sat Sep 16 - Sat Nov 04 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 48106
  • $1098.49
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 16 - Nov 04 Sat 07:30 - 15:30 Burnaby SE01


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. No class on Sep 30 and Oct 7, 2023. Registration is processed on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis. BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. Ensure your contact information (e.g. personal email address) is current. In the event of cancellation, student will be notified five business days prior to the course start date. Please send your inquiries to

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Apply the Canadian Electrical Code to renewable energy system installations.
  • Connect a wind generator to a battery bank via a charge controller.
  • Troubleshoot wind- and water-driven renewable energy PLC systems.
  • Troubleshoot hydraulic braking system circuits.
  • Configure a power quality meter to detect a reverse-power situation and take the generator off-line.
  • Configure a power quality meter to detect an out-of-bounds power factor and take appropriate action.

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

Installation of Fluid-driven Renewable Energy Systems (REES 6010) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Renewable Energy Electrical Systems Installation & Maintenance
    Advanced Certificate Part-time


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