Energy and Petroleum Engineering

Hydroelectric Energy

Hydroelectric energy engineering, which includes both dam turbine as well as tidal generators, currently satisfies 16% of global energy demand, including the five largest power plants in the world. Hydroelectric engineering is a challenging enterprise, arising from a the fields of civil, mechanical, geotechnical, and electrical engineering, and research and development depends on supporting areas such as materials science and engineering and the study of power distribution systems.