MODULE DETAILS

 

Module 4: GREHPG804 - Hydro Power Generation Systems

Nominal duration: 3 weeks (approx.36 hours total time commitment)

This time commitment includes the structured activities, preparation reading, attendance at each webinar, completing exercises, practical assessments and proctored assessments.

It is also expected that students spend additional time on readings, personal study, independent research and learning, practicing on remote labs and required software and working on any projects and assignments.

This module covers the different hydraulic structures, as well as the turbines and generators needed for the hydro power generation..

 

MODULE PURPOSE

 

Although sunlight and wind-powered Renewable Energy installations are very common, some parts of the world enjoy an abundance of all-year-round water flow. The purpose of the module is for the participants to understand   the different hydro-electric power generation systems.

MODIFICATION HISTORY Rev 3.0

 

PRE-REQUISITES MODULE, UNITS /OR

CO-REQUISITES

 

Modules that must be delivered and assessed before this module:

  • Module 1: GREFGD801 - Fundamentals and General Distribution/Interconnection Components

Modules that must be delivered concurrently with this module:

  • N/A

 

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessors should gather a range of evidence that is valid, sufficient, current and authentic. Evidence can be gathered through a variety of ways including direct observation, supervisor's reports, project work, structured assessments, samples and questioning. This will include short answer questions on the knowledge content, the use of remote and virtual labs, and writing tasks to apply the learning to academic tasks.

CONDITIONS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessors must:

  • hold the appropriate assessor competency standards as outlined in regulations; and
  • be able to demonstrate vocational competencies at least to the level being assessed; and
  • be able to demonstrate how they are continuing to develop their VET knowledge and skills as well as maintaining their industry currency and assessor competence.

 

Questioning techniques should not require language, literacy and numeracy skills beyond those required in this module. The candidate must have access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required.

The candidate must be permitted to refer to any relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications, codes, standards, manuals and reference materials.

Assessments may be open book assessment and may be completed off campus. Invigilation software will be used for some assessments to ensure authenticity of work completed.

Model answers must be provided for all knowledge-based assessments to ensure reliability of assessment judgements when marking is undertaken by different assessors.

 

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

  1. Identify and explain the characteristics of water as energy
  2. Identify and explain different hydraulic structures
  3. Evaluate the turbines and generators needed for the hydro power generation

 

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Learning outcomes specify what students will be able to do as a result of the learning. Assessment criteria provide the criteria by which achievement of the learning outcomes will be judged.

 

1

 

Identify and explain the characteristics of water as energy

1.1

Appraise the potential of rivers and lakes as water resources

1.2

Describe the fundamentals of Hydraulic Engineering

1.3

Compare the various types of hydro power generation schemes

2 Identify and explain different hydraulic structures 2.1 Compare the various hydraulic structures used in hydro schemes
2.2 Assess low head and cold-water considerations for a given installation
2.3 Perform a feasibility assessment for a given site
3 Evaluate the turbines and generators needed for the hydro power generation 3.1 Select an appropriate turbine for a given application
3.2 Select appropriate generator and auxiliary equipment options for a given installation

 

 

 

Delivery mode

Online and/or face-to-face

 

Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • N/A

Hardware

  •  N/A