Research and Development Program on Small Scale and Low Head Hydro by the Canadian Governmentby T. P. Tung, Dep of Energy, Mines &, Resources, Ottawa, Ont, Canada,
R. H. Clark, Dep of Energy, Mines &, Resources, Ottawa, Ont, Canada,
J. Cole, Dep of Energy, Mines &, Resources, Ottawa, Ont, Canada,
Abstract: In July 1985 the Canadian Department of Energy, Mines and Resources (EMR) was assigned the responsibility for the federal support program for renewable energy R&D in Canada. In 1986, 14 R&D cost sharing contracts were awarded through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process. In 1987, another 15 projects have been approved. This paper describes the technical aspects and the status of those projects recently completed or on-going, such as: syphon intake geometry and submergence laboratory tests which have been carried out; research on flowthrough rockfill dams and spillways, now underway; a 5 kW Darrieus type vertical axis hydro turbine installed on the back of a fibre-glass boat is being field tested.
Subject Headings: Power plants | Hydro power | Water intakes | Research and development | Head (fluid mechanics) | Site investigation | Tides | Mines and mining
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