Important Aspects of Annual Energy Calculation Techniques for Low Head Hydro Power Plants

by R. K. Fisher, J. M. Voith GmbH,
O. Eichler, J. M. Voith GmbH,
F. Wolfram, J. M. Voith GmbH,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '89

Abstract: Annual energy calculations are frequently used to optimize design parameters at a turbine site and to compare energy production based on equipment offers from various suppliers. In this latter context, one must be careful. The value of energy produced at a site can be significantly influenced by the calculation methodology and the assumptions used. This paper discusses important factors for annual energy calculations, suggests specification provided information, and proposes a standard tabular methodology for project bid evaluation.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Hydro power | Electric power | Energy methods | Turbines | Bids | Head (fluid mechanics) | Sustainable development

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