The Corps of Engineers' New Hydropower Manual

by Brian W. Clowes, US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland, OR, USA,
Richard L. Mittelstadt, US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland, OR, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '85


The Corps of Engineers has recently completed a new Engineering Manual (EM), which outlines procedures used for the evaluation of hydropower projects. It will serve as the basic Corps reference document on hydropower planning and design for all levels of study. It covers a variety of topics, including hydrologic data requirements, estimating energy potential, powerplant sizing, pumped-storage hydro, need for hydropower, and economic analysis.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Hydro power | Pumping stations | Computing in civil engineering | Project management | Construction management | Waste storage | Economic factors

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