Hydroelectricity

Description

The generation of electrical power through the usage of hydropower, which uses gravitational force of moving water, and the benefits and negative aspects of using hydropower as a renewable source of energy.

Alternative labels

hydropower electricity
hydro-power electricity
hydro-electricity
hydroelectrical power
hydroelectric power
water power electricity

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

cross-sector

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Hydroelectricity is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Hydroelectric plant operator: Hydroelectric plant operators operate and maintain the equipment used in the production of energy from the movement of water. They monitor the measuring equipment, assess the production needs, and adapt the water flow to meet these needs. They also perform repairs and maintenance duties.

Optional knowledge

Hydroelectricity is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Electricity and energy vocational teacher: Electricity and energy vocational teachers instruct students in their specialised field of study, electricity and energy, which is predominantly practical in nature. They provide theoretical instruction in service of the practical skills and techniques the students must subsequently master for a electricity and energy-related profession. Electricity and energy vocational teachers monitor the students’ progress, assist individually when necessary, and evaluate their knowledge and performance on the subject of electricity and energy through assignments, tests and examinations.
Power production plant operator: Power production plant operators maintain and operate the equipment in power stations and other energy production plants. They repair faults, operate machinery directly or from a control room, and handle materials related to electricity production in compliance with safety and environmental procedures. They facilitate interaction between electrical energy facilities, ensuring that distribution occurs safely.

 


 

References

  1. Hydroelectricity – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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