Evaluation of Rehabilitation Alternatives for Small Hydropower Plantsby Anand Prakash, Dames & Moore, Park Ridge, United States,
Philip Sherlock, Dames & Moore, Park Ridge, United States,
Abstract: This paper describes methods for comparative evaluation of alternative rehabilitation measures for aging small-scale hydroelectric power plants located on storage reservoirs. The evaluation criteria include both dollar-denominated and non-dollar denominated impacts associated with different rehabilitation options. The comparative evaluation is performed using a combination of the delphi and fuzzy-set approaches. The evaluation procedure is illustrated using options to rehabilitate a damaged hydroelectric power plant as an example.
Subject Headings: Hydro power | Power plants | Rehabilitation | Comparative studies | Water storage | Reservoirs | Fuzzy sets | Mathematics
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