New Concepts for Prelininary Hydropower Designby 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.
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