Tractebel has announced it is offering a free online training course delivered by experts from the company that will focus on hydropower and the key issues and challenges in a changing energy world.

The company said the course would be suitable for engineers and students, managers and business developers, or government agencies, as the course offers learning content adapted to non-experts willing to become familiar with the hydropower world.

The Massive Open On-line Course (MOOC) content includes a total of 16 sequences divided into five sections:

  • 1. Introduction to hydropower energy
  • 2. Hydropower projects: the basics
  • 3. Building a reservoir of potential energy: dam technologies
  • 4. Overcoming risks: from construction to operation
  • 5. Designing & operating a hydropower plant: technical aspects and revenue models

Expert contributors include: Christine Noret, Monica Moncayo, Marine Riffard-Chenet, Patrice Anthiniac, Christophe Daux, Yves Félix, David Grenier, François Halgand, Xavier Molin, Jean-Luc Pigeon, Mauro Puddu, and Pascal Seret.

The 1st chapter of the four week course is an introduction to hydropower and will begin on April 20th. You can register now at 

“This project has been a real technical and human adventure! We thought it up for all those who wish to better understand hydropower and we brought in our dedicated experts to cover each domain,” said François Halgand, Technical Director Business Line Water.