Course - Prefeasibility Study in Hydropower Development - TVM5132
TVM5132 - Prefeasibility Study in Hydropower Development
Examination arrangement: Work
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The project work covers a pre-feasibility (desk) study for an actual river system which is carried out in groups of 3-5 students.
Knowledge: The candidate should have knowledge on:
Hydropower planning methods
Important data sources for hydrology, geology, topography and cost
Technical layout and components in different main types of hydropower projects (Storage, Run-of-river, Pumped Storage )
Skills: The candidate should be able to: Identify promising hydropower sites (projects) within a large region
- Compute energy potential and realistic generation capacity for each project
Compute benefit and cost for each project
Assess environmental impacts for each project
- Select the best project(s) among many by comparing benefit, cost and environmental impacts in a systematic way
Present a ranked list of projects to a client and explain the reasoning behind the proposal
General competence: The candidate can understand the role of hydropower in a larger power system and how to apply integrated planning methods for hydropower projects. The students shall be able to address technical, economic and environmental issues of hydropower development of a river basin on a pre-feasibility level, and how to report, present and discuss main findings with a client
Learning methods and activities
Seminars on academic writing, literature search and reference handling.
Lectures covering project identification, the screening process etc. and supervision throughout the project period as required by the students will be given. The main part of the work is organized as group-work including presentation and reporting of the results. The project work also includes at least one field-trip to the project site for fact-finding and verification of planning hypotesis. The field-trip may also include measurements and data acquisition.
Recommended previous knowledge
TVM5115, TGB5110, TVM4105, TVM5125 and TVM5135 or eqivalent courses.
Various relevant data such as topographic maps, hydrology data, geology maps, NVE's data base on costs, etc.
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: AUTUMN 2020
No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 4
No.of specialization hours: 5
Language of instruction: English
- Technological subjects
Examination arrangement: Work
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Room Building Number of candidates
- * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
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