Hydro Power

Skills transfered

  • Understand the functionality of a run-of-river hydropower installation
  • Understand the purpose & functionality of the electro-mechanical components making up a hydropower installation
  • Understand the concept of head and head loss, and the difference between static and dynamic pressure
  • Calculate from theory the optimum turbine and generator operating conditions and observe how these can be adjusted in practice to reach the optimum
  • Measure water flow rate and pressure and calculate power input
  • Measure the generated current and voltage and calculate power output
  • Calculate system efficiency
  • Record how current, voltage & turbine rotational speed vary as electrical load is varied and plot a power curve


Manolita Wiehl
Sales and International Project Development
Tel: +49 (0)30 58 70870 63
Fax: +49 (0)30 58 70870 88
Email: wiehl[at]renac.de