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.
This course is reserved for Environmental Engineering Technology Degree program. Students will require department approval prior to registration. Please contact Program Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
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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
EENG 8222 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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