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Hydropower Economics

Hydropower Economics Book
Author : Finn R. Forsund
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2007-09-19
ISBN : 0387730273
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There are few more urgent topics in today’s world, so full of ecological uncertainty. Hydropower Economics uses various econometric measures to examine sustainable alternative energy sources. It kicks off by modeling hydropower, yes, but it does not end there. Forsund has extended his model to include thermal power and wind power, too – forms of alternative energy that are taking on an ever larger profile.

Hydropower

Hydropower Book
Author : Paul Breeze
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2018-03-26
ISBN : 0128129077
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hydropower provides a complete discussion of the most up-to-date considerations of this method of creating renewable energy. After introducing the method’s history, the author explores various considerations for engineers, planners and managers who need to determine the best placement and size of a plant. The book then presents various types of hydropower systems, such as Run-of-River Schemes and various types of Dam and Turbines, also considering the important economic, environmental and geological impacts of each. Those involved in the planning, design and management of hydropower systems, such as engineers, researchers, managers and policymakers will find this book a very valuable and insightful resource. Explores different types of dams and turbines set alongside easy-to-understand diagrams, such as Embankment Dams, Concrete Arch Dams, Reaction Turbines and Francis Turbines Considers various economic and environmental factors significant for this type of project, such as resettlement, biodiversity and greenhouse gases Discusses best practices for locating a hydropower site and how to make important decisions regarding placement and method

Chinese Hydropower Development in Africa and Asia

Chinese Hydropower Development in Africa and Asia Book
Author : Giuseppina Siciliano,Frauke Urban
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-08-17
ISBN : 1315440024
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In recent years, both Chinese overseas investment and hydropower development have been topics of increasing interest and research, with Chinese actors acting as financiers, developers, builders and sub-contractors. Chinese Hydropower Development in Africa and Asia explores the governance and socio-economic implications of large Chinese dams’ development in low- and middle-income countries in Asia and Africa and asks how these big infrastructure projects promote sustainable local and national development in the recipient countries. The book first discusses general aspects of Chinese involvement in hydropower development in Africa and Asia, looking at political and economic aspects, before presenting selected case studies from large dams built and financed by Chinese actors in Asia and Africa. Based on these results, the book further makes recommendations on how to improve the planning, implementation and governance of large dams for sustainable global dam-building. This volume is a valuable resource for academics, researchers and scholars in the areas of Development, Environmental Studies, Politics and Economics.

Hydropower Development in the Mekong Region

Hydropower Development in the Mekong Region Book
Author : Nathanial Matthews,Kim Geheb
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-11-13
ISBN : 1317964136
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Mekong Basin is home to some 70 million people, for whom this great river is a source of livelihoods, the basis for their ecosystems and a foundation of their economies. But the Mekong is also currently undergoing enormous social, economic, and ecological change of which hydropower development is a significant driver. This book provides a basin-wide analysis of political, socio-economic and environmental perspectives of hydropower development in the Mekong Basin. It includes chapters from China, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Written by regional experts from some of the region's leading research institutions, the book provides an holistic analysis of the shifting socio-political contexts within which hydropower is framed, legitimised and executed. Drawing heavily on political ecologies and political economics to examine the economic, social, political and ecological drivers of hydropower, the book's basin wide approach illuminates how hydropower development, and its benefits and impacts, are linked multilaterally across the basin. The research in the book is derived from empirical research conducted from 2012-2013 as part of the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food's Mekong programme.

Modelling and Controlling Hydropower Plants

Modelling and Controlling Hydropower Plants Book
Author : German Ardul Munoz-Hernandez,Sa'ad Petrous Mansoor,Dewi Ieuan Jones
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-06-13
ISBN : 1447122917
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hydroelectric power stations are a major source of electricity around the world; understanding their dynamics is crucial to achieving good performance. The electrical power generated is normally controlled by individual feedback loops on each unit. The reference input to the power loop is the grid frequency deviation from its set point, thus structuring an external frequency control loop. The book discusses practical and well-documented cases of modelling and controlling hydropower stations, focused on a pumped storage scheme based in Dinorwig, North Wales. These accounts are valuable to specialist control engineers who are working in this industry. In addition, the theoretical treatment of modern and classic controllers will be useful for graduate and final year undergraduate engineering students. This book reviews SISO and MIMO models, which cover the linear and nonlinear characteristics of pumped storage hydroelectric power stations. The most important dynamic features are discussed. The verification of these models by hardware in the loop simulation is described. To show how the performance of a pumped storage hydroelectric power station can be improved, classical and modern controllers are applied to simulated models of Dinorwig power plant, that include PID, Fuzzy approximation, Feed-Forward and Model Based Predictive Control with linear and hybrid prediction models.

Dead in the Water

Dead in the Water Book
Author : Bruce Shoemaker,William Robichaud
Publisher : University of Wisconsin Pres
Release : 2018-06-19
ISBN : 0299317900
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An urgent call for reassessment of policies supporting very large infrastructure projects in developing countries. This case study examines the planning, implementation, and unexpected outcomes--for both the local people and the environment--of one of the largest dams in Southeast Asia, which the World Bank promoted as a new model of sustainable development.

Hydropower

Hydropower Book
Author : Mary Boone
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-07-11
ISBN : 147476990X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hydropower makes use of the energy in flowing water. This clean, renewable energy is growing in its technology and popularity. Readers will learn how it is harnessed, how it compares to other forms of energy and how they may get involved in this exciting growing field some day. Get ready for an Energy Revolution!

Balancing River Health and Hydropower Requirements in the Lancang River Basin

Balancing River Health and Hydropower Requirements in the Lancang River Basin Book
Author : Xuezhong Yu,Daming He,Phouvin Phousavanh
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-09-12
ISBN : 9811315655
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book assesses river health in the Lancang River Basin with regard to the impacts of hydropower projects. It studies key components of the transboundary effects of Chinese dams on the Lancang River including its hydrology, sediment transport, water temperature, and fish community. It also investigates the specific impacts of hydropower on women’s lives and livelihoods, and factors that influence women’s participation in river health management. In closing, the lessons learned regarding environmental protection and hydropower development in the Lancang River Basin are shared, e.g. with hydropower developers and regulators in Laos.

Small Hydropower Series

Small Hydropower Series Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1986
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Research on Hydropower Development and Delivery in Congo River

Research on Hydropower Development and Delivery in Congo River Book
Author : Glob. Ener. Interconn. Deve. &Coop. Org.
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-05-11
ISBN : 9811534284
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book systematically discusses hydropower development on the Congo River. Accelerating the development of hydropower on the Congo will significantly enhance the interconnection of Africa’s cross-border, trans-regional and intercontinental power grids, ensure a clean, reliable and affordable electricity supply in Africa, and promote the electrification, industrialization, and integration of Africa. The book comprehensively assesses the hydropower resources and watershed characteristics of the Congo River, focuses on cascade hydropower development planning and design in the lower reaches of the Congo River, and analyzes the hydropower consumption market, transmission scheme, construction timing, investments and economy. Project investments, financing mechanisms and safeguard measures are also addressed. The plan presented here offers a vital resource for all those interested in hydropower development in the Congo River and sustainable development in Africa.

Hydropower in the New Millennium

Hydropower in the New Millennium Book
Author : B. Honningsvag,G.H. Midttomme,K. Repp,K. Vaskinn,T. Westeren
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2001-01-01
ISBN : 9789058091956
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Sustainable Hydropower in West Africa

Sustainable Hydropower in West Africa Book
Author : Amos Kabo-Bah,Chukwuemeka J. Diji
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2018-01-10
ISBN : 0128130172
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable Hydropower in West Africa: Planning, Operation, and Challenges provides a comprehensive overview of the planning, deployment and management of hydropower in West Africa and similar regions. The authors use a practical approach to analyze available technology, modeling methodologies and sustainability aspects, such as the dependence between climate and hydropower, and socio-economic and environmental impacts. They discuss the need for innovative solutions and how to close research gaps in the field for this region. Although more than 50% of West Africa’s hydropower potential is still untapped, re-engineering and maintenance of existing hydropower plants is a key issue and is discussed. Issues of productivity and optimization are also covered, as well as the introduction of new technology and integration of hydropower into existing energy systems—renewable energy systems, in particular. Policy and regulation are also examined, considering competing needs when managing water resources. The final chapter offers a summary of activities, strategies, policies and technology for easy reference and practical use. Due to its wide coverage and real life examples, this is a useful reference for engineering professionals in the field of hydropower, working in West Africa and regions with similar conditions. This book helps engineers make technology and location decisions for planning, deploying and operating hydropower plants. The book’s accessible language and international authorship also allows for easy use by energy researchers, analysts and policy makers who need information for the analysis, modeling, financing, implementation and regulation of hydropower in West Africa and related regions. Presents the most current issues related to hydropower deployment and management in West Africa and regions with similar conditions Discusses key challenges, focusing on practical aspects and methodologies Explores the technological, sustainability and economic aspects to be considered when deploying, operating and maintaining hydropower plants in West Africa and similar regions

Proceedings of the Symposium on Small Hydropower and Fisheries

Proceedings of the Symposium on Small Hydropower and Fisheries Book
Author : Forrest W. Olson,Robert George White,American Fisheries Society. Western Division,American Fisheries Society. Bio-Engineering Section
Publisher : Amer Fisheries Society
Release : 1985
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Proceedings of the Symposium on Small Hydropower and Fisheries book written by Forrest W. Olson,Robert George White,American Fisheries Society. Western Division,American Fisheries Society. Bio-Engineering Section, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Engineering Guidelines for the Evaluation of Hydropower Projects

Engineering Guidelines for the Evaluation of Hydropower Projects Book
Author : United States. Office of Hydropower Licensing
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1991
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Engineering Guidelines for the Evaluation of Hydropower Projects book written by United States. Office of Hydropower Licensing, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Guide to Hydropower Mechanical Design

The Guide to Hydropower Mechanical Design Book
Author : American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Hydro Power Technical Committee
Publisher : PennWell Books
Release : 1996
ISBN : 9780965176507
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Suitable for individuals who design hydro power facilities, maintain and procure equipment, or produce and distribute electricity, this book presents an overview of some of the best practices.

Hydropower Developments

Hydropower Developments Book
Author : IMechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers)
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2005-04-08
ISBN : 9781860584794
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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International experts in the field of hydropower come together in this informative volume to explore hydraulic design and new developments, as well as rehabilitation upgrades and new applications. This volume covers examples of projects being carried out - innovative new designs of turbines, the challenges faced when refurbishing old plant, and latest technology in the capturing of energy from low weirs, rivers, and oceans. Topics include: Hydraulic design/new developments Innovation re-engineering Rehabilitation Upgrades/applications Hydropower Developments - New Projects, Rehabilitation, and Power Recovery will be essential for anyone wishing to keep up-to-date with developments in the hydropower industry including design manufacturers, consultants, contractors, operators, and all those involved in the hydroelectric power industry.

Evolution of Dam Policies

Evolution of Dam Policies Book
Author : Waltina Scheumann,Oliver Hensengerth
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2014-03-11
ISBN : 3642234038
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The World Commission on Dams (WCD) report (2000) “Dams and Development: A New Framework for Decision-Making” set a landmark in the ongoing controversy over large dams. Now that more than ten years have passed, one has to realize that the WCD norms matter. However, their real chance of becoming implemented relies on whether their core values, strategic priorities and guidelines are accepted by national decision-makers and are translated into official policies and practices. The book’s major concern is whether the big hydropower states have improved their standards for environment and resettlement, and whether international standards are applied or exist only on paper. The introductory and synthesis chapters present the methodological approach and discuss the findings. Other chapters analyze changes in dam policies in the big hydropower states Brazil, China, India and Turkey; the role of non-governmental organizations in advocating against the Turkish Ilisu Dam project on the Tigris River; the strategies of International Rivers and World Wildlife Fund for Nature in the global hydropower game; the policies of the German government and its positioning in the dam debate, and the engagement of Chinese actors in building the Bui Dam (Ghana) and the Kamchay Dam (Cambodia).

Dilemmas of hydropower development in Vietnam

Dilemmas of hydropower development in Vietnam Book
Author : Ty Pham Huu
Publisher : Eburon Uitgeverij B.V.
Release : 2015-01-13
ISBN : 9059729595
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hydropower is one of the biggest controversies in Vietnam in recent decades because of its adverse environmental and social consequences, especially negative impacts on displaced people who make way for hydropower dam construction. This book explains the controversies related to hydropower development in Vietnam in order to make policy recommendations for equitable and sustainable development. The book focuses on the analysis of emerging issues, such as land acquisition, compensation for losses, displacement and resettlement, support for livelihood development, and benefit sharing from hydropower development. The analysis emphasizes the role of different stakeholders in the decision-making process for hydropower development in Vietnam as a means to find a better governance model.

Contesting Hydropower in the Brazilian Amazon

Contesting Hydropower in the Brazilian Amazon Book
Author : Ed Atkins
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-11-16
ISBN : 1000220508
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Contesting Hydropower in the Brazilian Amazon, Ed Atkins focuses on how local, national, and international civil society groups have resisted the Belo Monte and São Luiz do Tapajós hydroelectric projects in Brazil. In doing so, Atkins explores how contemporary opposition to hydropower projects demonstrate a form of ‘contested sustainability’ that highlights the need for sustainable energy transitions to take more into account than merely greenhouse gas emissions. The assertion that society must look to successfully transition away from fossil fuels and towards sustainable energy sources often appears assured in contemporary environmental governance. However, what is less certain is who decides which forms of energy are deemed ‘sustainable.’ Contesting Hydropower in the Brazilian Amazon explores one process in which the sustainability of a ‘green’ energy source is contested. It focuses on how civil society actors have both challenged and reconfigured dominant pro-dam assertions that present the hydropower schemes studied as renewable energy projects that contribute to sustainable development agendas. The volume also examines in detail how anti-dam actors act to render visible the political interests behind a project, whilst at the same time linking the resistance movement to wider questions of contemporary environmental politics. This interdisciplinary work will be of great interest to students and scholars of sustainable development, sustainable energy transitions, environmental justice, environmental governance, and development studies.

Small scale Hydropower Development in Illinois

Small scale Hydropower Development in Illinois Book
Author : Greg Lindsey
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1980
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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