Small Hydro Power Plant in the Kyrgyz Republic

Author: World Bank Group

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ISBN: OCLC:1120927340

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The objectives of the analysis presented in this report are to: 1) affirm the existing estimates of small hydropower technical potential and assess the economic viability of small hydropower plant (SHPP) sites in the Kyrgyz Republic, 2) estimate the fiscal or financial support that would be required to foster SHPP development in the short- and longer-term; and 3) analyze the legal and regulatory framework for SHPPs, including challenges and barriers for private investors.
Feasibility Assessment of the Water Energy Resources of the United States for New Low Power and Small Hydro Classes of Hydroelectric Plants

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ISBN: OCLC:925467302

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Water energy resource sites identified in the resource assessment study reported in Water Energy Resources of the United States with Emphasis on Low Head/Low Power Resources, DOE/ID-11111, April 2004 were evaluated to identify which could feasibly be developed using a set of feasibility criteria. The gross power potential of the sites estimated in the previous study was refined to determine the realistic hydropower potential of the sites using a set of development criteria assuming they are developed as low power (less than 1 MWa) or small hydro (between 1 and 30 MWa) projects. The methodologies for performing the feasibility assessment and estimating hydropower potential are described. The results for the country in terms of the number of feasible sites, their total gross power potential, and their total hydropower potential are presented. The spatial distribution of the feasible potential projects is presented on maps of the conterminous U.S. and Alaska and Hawaii. Results summaries for each of the 50 states are presented in Appendix B. The results of the study are also viewable using a Virtual Hydropower Prospector geographic information system application accessible on the Internet at: http://hydropower.inl.gov/prospector.
Assessment of the European Potential for Pumped Hydropower Energy Storage

Author: European Commission. Joint Research Centre. Institute for Energy and Transport

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ISBN: 9279295128

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This report presents the results of the assessment for PHS in Europe under certain topologies and scenarios. The results show that the theoretical potential in Europe is significant. We studied two different topologies. Under topology 1 the theoretical potential energy stored reaches 54 TWh for a maximum of 20 km between existing reservoirs; of this potential approximately 11 TWh correspond to the EU and 37 TWh to candidate countries. Under topology 2 the European theoretical potential reaches 123 TWh when the distance between the existing reservoir and the prospective site is up to 20 km. Unlike topology 1, in topology 2 the majority of this potential (50%) lays within the EU. The realisable potential accounts for reduced potential sites too close to a centre of population, protected natural areas or transport infrastructure. For topology 1 and scenario 20 km the realisable potential is halved to 29 TWh, whereas topology 2 is slightly less affected and still reaches 80 TWh of which 33 TWh in the EU -- EU Bookshop.
Assessment of the European Potential for Pumped Hydropower Energy Storage

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ISBN: 927929511X

Category: Energy storage

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This report presents the results of the assessment for PHS in Europe under certain topologies and scenarios. The results show that the theoretical potential in Europe is significant. We studied two different topologies. Under topology 1 the theoretical potential energy stored reaches 54 TWh for a maximum of 20 km between existing reservoirs; of this potential approximately 11 TWh correspond to the EU and 37 TWh to candidate countries. Under topology 2 the European theoretical potential reaches 123 TWh when the distance between the existing reservoir and the prospective site is up to 20 km. Unlike topology 1, in topology 2 the majority of this potential (50%) lays within the EU. The realisable potential accounts for reduced potential sites too close to a centre of population, protected natural areas or transport infrastructure. For topology 1 and scenario 20 km the realisable potential is halved to 29 TWh, whereas topology 2 is slightly less affected and still reaches 80 TWh of which 33 TWh in the EU.
Hydropower in the New Millennium

Author: B. Honningsvag

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000151152

Category: Science

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The power sector has undergone a liberalization process both in industrialized and developing countries, involving market regimes, as well as ownership structure. These processes have called for new and innovative concepts, affecting both the operation of existing hydropower plants and transmission facilities, as well as the development and implementation of new projects. At the same time a sharper focus is being placed on environmental considerations. In this context it is important to emphasize the obvious benefits of hydropower as a clean, renewable and sustainable energy source. It is however also relevant to focus on the impact on the local environment during the planning and operation of hydropower plants. New knowledge and methods have been developed that make it possible to mitigate the local undesirable effects of such projects. Development and operation of modern power systems require sophisticated technology. Continuous research and development in this field is therefore crucial to maintaining hydropower as a competitive and environmentally well-accepted form of power generation.