Simon Hamlyn, CEO, British Hydropower Association - 16th May 2017
The British Hydropower Association [BHA] has been offering a two-day hydropower training course since 2013, providing an excellent introduction to the technology and its application and a broader knowledge of the requirements and implications of developing a hydro scheme.
To date the BHA has run twelve 2-day courses [all of which include site visits] across the UK attended by a wide range of delegates, including site operators and those new to hydropower, to environmental regulators and government officials.
The total number of delegates attending courses has totalled around 150 and formal delegate feedback after each course is consistently positive.
Overall the course content regularly meets delegate objectives, where the following subject areas were felt to be the most important; technical background, site visits, technical and engineering aspects, group tasks, grid connections and the worked example – ‘putting learning into practice’.
The value to the BHA of the training courses delivered by David Williams and Gordon Black cannot be underestimated. These courses provide a professional added value offer to BHA members that delivers value-for-money, high quality industry training that is unavailable anywhere else.