New Concepts for Prelininary Hydropower Design

by Frank W. Haws, Utah State Univ, Logan, UT, USA,
Eugene K. Israelsen, Utah State Univ, Logan, UT, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '85


Hydropower generation on steep mountainous streams where storage is impractical can usually be made economical if: the flow duration curve shows sufficient energy available in the high flows to merit extending use to the low end of the exceedance curve - 10 percent or less; the powermax slope and static regain concept are utilized to size and position the long conveyance pipeline; multiple turbines are installed in binary sequence to extend flow range over entire flow duration curve to the 10 percent or less exceedance level. Example applications are discussed.

Subject Headings: Pipe flow | Hydro power | Power plants | Hydraulic design | Economic factors | Mountains | Rivers and streams | Water storage

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