Hydro Energy Articles

  • Auxiliary Service Units on Large Hydro Facilities - Case Study

    Ossberger Hydro also has technologies that are well adapted to implement on larger hydroelectric facilities to provide power for auxiliary services whether it is mechanical pumps for oil circulation on main turbine bearings, managing auxiliary electric loads, or even provide black start capability in case of emergencies. Project: LG-1 Client: Hydro Quebec Location:  James ...


    By OSSBERGER GmbH Co. KG

  • Hydro Plant Redevelopment - Case Study

    Many of our recent projects in the United States and Canada have been related to the redevelopment of abandoned structures or related to an existing plant upgrade. Shown below are a few project ...


    By OSSBERGER GmbH Co. KG

  • Wilhelminakanaal (NL) - Case Study

    Sluice III in the Wilhelminakanaal near Tilburg is equipped with a Landustrie hydropower screw pump. This means that the installation is used both to pump water and also to generate sustainable energy for approx. 200 households. The project is initiated by Rijkswaterstaat, part of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. Landustrie is responsible for the design of this innovative ...


    By Landustrie Sneek BV

  • Penllergare (WAL) - Case Study

    A 40 ft LANDY Archimedes screw turbine has been installed next to the waterfall at Penllergare Valley Woods. This screw with a length of 11 m will generate power for the new visitor centre at the estate, while surplus will be fed to the national grid. The screw is featured by its high efficiency and fish friendliness. Capacity 2880 m3/h Location: Penllergare, Wales, UK ...


    By Landustrie Sneek BV

  • Hirschthal - Case Study

    In Hirschthal (Switserland) a LANDY hydropower screw is positioned adjacent to a rubber dam (head 3.5 m). The screw generates energy for some 100 house holds whereas surplus is fed to the grid. The screw dimensions 2.8 m diameter and 10 m length. Location: Hirschthal, Switserland Type of screw: with steel casting mould Capacity: 3.5 m3/sec Head: 3.5 m ...


    By Landustrie Sneek BV

  • Windsor Castle (UK) - Case Study

    Early September 2011 two 40-ton Archimedes hydropower screw turbines were transported from Sneek, The Netherlands to the royal Windsor Castle, UK. Both screws are installed at Romney weir on the River Thames and power both the Royal Castle as well as 400 - 500 local households. The Landy screws dimension 4 meter diameter, 6 meter long and capacity 150 kW. Unique feature of each ...


    By Landustrie Sneek BV

  • River Dommel (NL) - Case Study

    In the spring of 2016 the construction of a new hydropower plant in the Dommel river near Sint-Michielsgestel started. The existing dam in the river is equipped with a Landustrie hydropower screw and will generate renewable energy for approximately 200 households. The Dommelstroom project is the first cooperative hydropower power plant in the Netherlands, initiated by Bram and Jan Taks, father ...


    By Landustrie Sneek BV

  • Heudreville-sur-Eure (F) - Case Study

    Located in the French river "l'Eure"  two LANDY hydropower screw turbines are installed to generate sustainable energy using the actual head of 2 meter. Both screws dimension 3.8 meter diameter. Location: Heudreville-sur-Eure, France Type of screw: with casting mould Capacity: 2 x 7.45 m3/sec Head: 1.95 m Power output: 2 x 108 kW Year: ...


    By Landustrie Sneek BV

  • Linton Lock (UK) - Case Study

    At Linton Lock on the River Ouse between York and Harrogate (North Yorkshire) a LANDY hydropower screw is used to generate sustainable energy, in a fish-friendly way. The screw dimensions 3 meter diameter and 8.5 meter length. It concerns an open compact Archimedes screw, which requires minimal civil work on site. Location: Linton Lock, York, UK Type of screw: ...


    By Landustrie Sneek BV

  • A conceptual framework for real time estimation of WFP for small hydroelectric power plant

    It is believed that the power sector, particularly hydroelectric power, contributes to a very high consumption of fresh water in terms of evaporation from storage reservoirs. Robust methods of water footprint (WFP) assessment will eventually help in the pricing of water and energy. Conventionally, WFP for hydropower plants is estimated by dividing the gross/net evaporation losses by power ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Forecasting monthly energy production of small hydropower plants in ungauged basins using grey model and improved seasonal index

    A first-order one-variable grey model (GM(1,1)) is combined with improved seasonal index (ISI) to forecast monthly energy production for small hydropower plants (SHPs) in an ungauged basin, in which the ISI is used to weaken the seasonality of input data for the GM(1,1) model. The ISI is calculated by a hybrid model combining K-means clustering technique and ratio-to-moving-average method, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Extended multi-objective firefly algorithm for hydropower energy generation

    Classical methods have severe limitations (such as being trapped in local optima, and the curse of dimensionality) to solve optimization problems. Evolutionary or meta-heuristic algorithms are currently favored as the tools of choice for tackling such complex non-linear reservoir operations. This paper evaluates the performance of an extended multi-objective developed firefly algorithm ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Research on joint generation scheduling of cascade hydro plants in the dry season

    As more and more reservoirs are built, concentrated water releasing in the dry season will bring about additional flow compensation and the joint operation of cascade hydro plants is quite important. This paper discusses the water level decline strategy of four cascade hydro plants in the Jinsha River and analyses the relationship between guaranteed output and total power generation. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Harrison Ford’s Millennium Falcon Accident – Too much Force was awoken in a hydraulically powered door

    In June 2014 the actor was crushed underneath a hydraulically powered door with “the power…. comparable to the weight of a small car” according to a spokesman from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). The company held responsible for the accident have now pleaded guilty to two health and safety breaches under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974. The first breach is ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Coming To An Island Near You

    Ocean Thermal Energy (OTE) Corporation may be landlocked in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but that isn’t stopping them from looking to the ocean for 24/7 electricity. Their primary technology is Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC), which uses the temperature differentials in the ocean to produce steam. The steam, in turn, activates a turbine, which generates clean energy and potable water. ...

  • Understanding water-society nexus: insights from Turkey's small-scale hydropower policy

    Turkey's recent venture involving the construction of hundreds of small-scale hydropower projects is a significant trend, both in regard to its contribution to Turkey's hydroelectricity production and the social and environmental impact of these projects at the local level. Turkey's hydropower policy was premised on a conventional understanding of water driven by science, technology, and the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Understanding India-Pakistan water politics since the signing of the Indus Water Treaty

    On 19 September 1960, the Indus Water Treaty (IWT) was signed between India and Pakistan, presumably resolving the conflict of Indus water sharing. Nevertheless, over the years the conflict has re-appeared, dragging both the riparian states into confrontation. This paper explores the reasons that lead to conflict despite the Indus water sharing having already been resolved by the IWT. Analysis ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A small island in the Indian Ocean offers big lessons on clean power

    The Indonesian island Sumba is working to provide 100% renewable electricity to all 650,000 residents by 2025. As the sun sets on the small Indonesian island of Sumba, Danga Beru Haba begins weaving under the glow of a single incandescent lightbulb, the only one in her home. Although she is tired from working dawn to dusk in the fields surrounding her village of ...


    By Ensia

  • 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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