Exemplary Design Envelope Specification for Standard Modular Hydropower Technology [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 2017.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy
- Physical Description:
- 143 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States. Department of Energy, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Restrictions on Access:
- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- Hydropower is an established, affordable renewable energy generation technology supplying nearly 18% of the electricity consumed globally. A hydropower facility interacts continuously with the surrounding water resource environment, causing alterations of varying magnitude in the natural flow of water, energy, fish, sediment, and recreation upstream and downstream. A universal challenge in facility design is balancing the extraction of useful energy and power system services from a stream with the need to maintain ecosystem processes and natural environmental function. On one hand, hydroelectric power is a carbon-free, renewable, and flexible asset to the power system. On the other, the disruption of longitudinal connectivity and the artificial barrier to aquatic movement created by hydraulic structures can produce negative impacts that stress fresh water environments. The growing need for carbon-free, reliable, efficient distributed energy sources suggests there is significant potential for hydropower projects that can deploy with low installed costs, enhanced ecosystem service offerings, and minimal disruptions of the stream environment.
- Report Numbers:
- E 1.99:ornl/tm--2016/298
- Other Subject(s):
- Published through SciTech Connect.
Adam M. Witt; Brennan T. Smith; Achilleas Tsakiris; Thanos Papanicolaou; Jason L. Pries; Timothy A. Burress; Kevin M. Stewart; Kyutae Lee; Scott T. DeNeale; Mark S. Bevelhimer; Brenda M. Pracheil; Ryan A. McManamay; Kivanc Ekici; Benjamin Kutz; Shelaine L. Curd; Norm Bishop; Tim Welch; Daniel Rabon; Alisha Fernandez.
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