hydropower Articles

  • Hydropower installation

    DSEP100 Mains Decoupling Relays for hydropower projects in remote locations in the Cumbrian Lake District, UK.  Old decommissioned water wheels in Ambleside, Blencathra and Langdale have been recently refurbished and brought back into use as sophisticated hydropower turbines which are now working in parallel with the grid, ...

  • Hydropower - Practice and Application

    Hydroelectric energy is the most widely used form of renewable energy, accounting for 16 percent of global electricity consumption. This book is primarily based on theoretical and applied results obtained by the authors during a long time of practice devoted to problems in the design and operation of a significant number of hydroelectric power plants in different countries. It was preferred to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Rogun Hydropower Project, Tajikistan

    Huckbody Environmental has been commissioned by the World Bank to undertake an HSE due diligence analysis of the Rogun Hydropower project in Tajikistan. According to the current conceptual design Rogun would be a reservoir type HEPP with a dam height of about 335 m X ca.1500m at its base. The reservoir would have a total storage volume of 13.5 million cubic meteres and an active storage volume of ...


    By Huckbody Environmental

  • Factsheet: Hydropower and ecology

    Accounting for 20% (around 3,400 TWh) of global electricity production – even though its contribution to gross final energy consumption is only about 2% – hydropower plays a vital role. This is largely due to the fact that it can be readily regulated to meet fluctuations in demand and substantial reserves can be stored in reservoirs. Hydropower supplies around 56% of Switzerland's ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Africa’s hydropower future

    From Côte d’Ivoire in the west to Ethiopia in the east, Africa is home to some of the world’s fastest growing economies. Debates often proclaim a new era of economic boom, innovation and social opportunity for the continent. But beyond the hype, millions of people remain affected by severe poverty, and at the root of this lies a perennial problem: energy poverty. Could ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Survey of Canadian Hydropower Potential

    An in-depth survey of Canadian Hydropower potential 1. BUSINESS CHALLENGE Interest in hydropower as a renewable energy source is on the rise. As part of an ongoing strategy to promote hydropower as a viable energy source, the Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA) identified the need to obtain an upto-date and accurate picture of hydropower potential in Canada. In 2005, the CHA retained ...


    By EEM Inc.

  • How to plan hydropower stations for the future

    The hydropower plants of tomorrow won’t only produce energy. Constructing dams will also provide new drinking water sources, irrigation for crops, and new waterways for transport. In the words of most of the scientists here at World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, they will be ‘multipurpose’. This means that each plant ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Public-Private Sector Partnership on Hydropower in the Partner Countries

    This project will support the Task Force in its effort to create an enabling environment for renewable and distributed generation technologies in Partner countries. The project will focus on all Partner countries in order to identify specific barriers impeding hydropower investment in each country. Partner countries have identified more than $200 billion in hydropower investment necessary for ...

  • Hydropower Generators from ADDNEW = Your Cash-Printers?

    Doubt? Yes, no doubt at all! 300 successfully completed Hydro Power Projects installed with ADDNEW’s Hydropower Generators in the past 35 years are now printing cash for their owners all over the world by selling the electricity generated.  Those Cash-Printers spread over Albania, Chili, Congo, India, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, Zambia, etc. which have been maintaining their peak ...


    By Addnew Hydropower Limited

  • Trung Son hydropower project : overview and update

    Trung Son is a $411.57 million medium-sized hydropower and development project located in Northwest Vietnam that will supply least-cost electric power for domestic consumption in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner and will contribute to improvements in dam safety in the power sector in Vietnam. The project will also contribute to the climate change agenda in Vietnam by avoiding ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Data Highlight: Hydropower Continues Steady Growth

    World hydroelectric power generation has risen steadily by an average 3 percent annually since 1965. In 2011, at 3,500 billion kilowatt-hours, hydroelectricity accounted for roughly 16 percent of global electricity generation, almost all produced by the world’s 45,000-plus large dams. Graph ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Join a free webinar on Balkans Hydropower investment potential

    Join free webinar on the investment potential of hydropower in the Balkans Learn more about the hydropower investment potential of Balkan countries, as well as industry development plant at the webinar held in the run up to the international Summit and Exhibition "Hydropower Balkans 2017". Register for the webinar: ...


    By Vostock Capital

  • Intro to Hydropower Part:2 Measuring head & flow

    Measuring the stream course—Anna and Joe work downstream, shooting vertical drop (head) with a sight level, and getting a rough measurement of the pipe run at the same time. Small-scale hydro is the only renewable energy source that works for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In the first article in this series (HP103), I explained the basics of hydroelectric system theory, and ...

  • Control systems for small hydropower plants: a review

    Hydropower is emerging as a major contributor to world energy requirement. It is inexhaustible, clean and has many other benefits like flood mitigation, water supply, irrigation, etc. However, large-scale hydropower generation suffers from inherent disadvantages, such as massive financial outlays, long gestation periods, geological surprises, environmental factors and rehabilitation of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How to make hydropower more environmentally friendly

    Hydropower provides 85 percent of the world’s renewable electricity, but comes with a hefty environmental price tag. Here’s what some are doing to fix that. Humanity got its first large-scale electricity thanks to hydropower. On Aug. 26, 1895, water flowing over Niagara Falls was diverted to spin two generators, producing electricity to manufacture aluminum and carborundum. Since ...


    By Ensia

  • New approaches for medium-scale hydropower development in Vietnam : lessons from preparation of the Trung Son Hydropower Project

    This paper provides an overview of the Trung Son hydropower project preparation experience and highlights the innovative features of the project, primarily focusing on the adoption of new approaches in project design and integration of social and environmental concerns. Through disseminating the Trung Son project experience, this paper is intended to contribute to the sustainable scale-up of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Small hydropower projects and sustainable energy development in Sri Lanka

    Sustainable development has evolved to encompass three major viewpoints: economic, social and environmental. Given the wide-ranging potential impacts of energy on national sustainable development, we review the linkages between these two topics. In the Sri Lanka case study presented here, the Sustainomics framework is used to assess the role of small hydroelectric power projects in sustainable ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The potential impacts of climate change on hydropower generation in Mid Wales

    Hydropower is a potential large source of electricity supply in Wales. The Upper River Severn in Mid Wales is a typical stream where a high head hydropower scheme could be developed and the river system at Plynlimon has some of the longest records for weather and flow in Wales. A micro-hydropower potential of 99 kW is demonstrated at Plynlimon and the potential impacts of climate change are ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Capacity optimization of hydropower storage projects using particle swarm optimization algorithm

    A mixed integer optimization model is formulated for capacity optimization of a hydropower storage project with control on reliability of meeting the project's firm energy yield. Particle swarm optimization (PSO) is used as the optimization algorithm, in which the method of sequential streamflow routing is called for objective function evaluations. Two types of problems are studied. The first one ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Modeling future changes in the North-Estonian hydropower production by using SWAT

    Climate change is altering temperature, precipitation, and other climatic parameters, affecting sectors dependent on water resources, e.g. energy production. The purpose of this study is to analyze the possible influences of climate change on hydropower potential in North Estonia. In Estonian run-of-river hydropower plants, energy comes mainly from water volume. Thus, changes in hydropower ...


    By IWA Publishing

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