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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.


EENG 8220





Spring/Summer 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2019 term.

CRN 59750

Mon Apr 01 - Mon Jun 17 10 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 01 - Jun 17 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 678


Daniel Kovacek

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  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 or call 604-432-8539. * No class Apr 22 & May 20 due to stat holiday; make up class will be an all day field trip on Saturday June 8th 08:00-16:00 (*subject to change).

Online registration for this course offering is not available. However, you can still register via phone, mail or in person.

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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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