The Pacific Northwest Hydropower Data Base Study

by Jeff King, Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, OR, USA,
G. Bradford Shea, Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, OR, USA,
Dennis E. Dorratcague, Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, OR, USA,
Paula M. Arsenault, Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, OR, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '85

Abstract: The Hydropower Data Base is presently a functional tool for evaluating hydropower in the Northwest. It is a complete system which has been implemented using a variety of crosschecks and quality control techniques. The Data Base provides a set of standardized computation methods for Hydrology, Minimum Instream Flow, and Project Cost which in turn provide capability for standardized energy computations and cost/benefit analysis. The user can access the Data Base and easily sort projects based on most major parameters. These features make the Data Base a prototype system for energy analysis and forecasting in the Pacific Northwest.

Subject Headings: Hydro power | Databases | Power plants | Instream flow | Construction costs | System analysis | Hydrology | Pacific Northwest | North America | United States

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