Small Hydro Resources

06.11.2016 Laura Bull

Enhancing Sustainability in Small Hydropower Developments
Trondheim, Norway, 29 May – 2 June 2017
Application deadline: 17 March 2017
Course fee: NOK 17 000

Course objectives
The course will introduce the participants to the es- sential issues in the pre-feasibility phase of a potential project in order to assess the environmental and eco- nomic sustainability of the project. In addition to the importance of the natural conditions, the course will comprise different solutions within civil, mechanical and electrical engineering.

Main topics
• The development process
• Organization and risk assessment
• Assessment of site potential
• Calculation of production and installed capacity
• Environmental and social assessment
• Preliminary design
• Driving forces for costs
• Economic analysis of alternatives
• Cost estimates and financial models
• Mechanical and electrical equipment, power house
• PPAs, grid connection

The course will be concluded with a 1½ day excursion where the participants will be shown hydro projects in different stages of construction.

Target group
The course is aimed at planners and engineers from power companies and public agencies involved in power supply and rural electrification.

Course dates
Participants are expected to arrive in Trondheim on Sunday, 28 May, the day prior to course start, and leave Trondheim on Sunday 3 June 2017. Information on travel, detailed course programme and other relevant information will be sent to all selected participants in due course.

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N-7465 Trondheim, Norway

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