High-head Hydropower

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  • 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 ...

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  • Pelton Hydro Turbine
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    Pelton Hydro Turbine

    High performing turbines for heads ranging from 200m to 1,800m. Based on vast field experience, GE offers vertical shaft machines equipped with multi-jet collectors for an output up to ~350 MW and with runner diameters up to 4m. We provide horizontal shaft single or double runner Pelton turbines with one or two jets. These turbines operate economically with the lowest discharges.