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EENG 8222 - Run of River IPP

Environmental Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

EENG 8222 will provide an introduction to the engineering, environmental, and socio-economic issues associated with run-of-river hydropower development. This course will cover: fundamentals of run-of-river hydropower; overview of run-of-river projects and comparison to other energy sources; fundamentals of hydrology; design of intakes, waterways and powerhouses; design of turbines, generators and transmission lines; geotechnical hazards and design considerations; project identification and optimization; environmental impact assessment; environmental compensation requirements; construction management; First Nations partnerships and other socio-economic considerations.

Prerequisite(s)

EENG 8220

Credits

2.5

Cost

$622.76

Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 59750

Mon Apr 09 - Mon Jun 18 10 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 09 - Jun 18 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 BBY SW03 Rm. 2675
Jun 09 Sat 09:00 - 15:00 BBY

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$622.76

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This course is reserved for Environmental Engineering Technology Degree program. Students will require department approval prior to registration. Please contact Program Assistant bcit_eeng@bcit.ca or call 604-432-8539. * No class May 21st due to stat holiday; make up class will be an all day field trip on Saturday June 9th (*subject to change).

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Feb 21 at 9:00 am (PST)

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain the primary components of a run-of-river hydropower project, and discuss the main engineering considerations involved in the design of each component.
  • Calculate the annual energy generation potential of a project site based on hydrologic and topographic information.
  • Identify optimal sites for run-of-river hydropower projects based on economic, engineering, and environmental constraints.
  • Describe the potential environmental impacts of a run-of-river hydropower project and the methods by which the impacts can be assessed and mitigated.
  • Explain the potential future role of run-of-river hydropower among the regional energy generation options available for western North America.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2012

Related Programs

EENG 8222 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Environmental Engineering Technology
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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