Detention and Filtration—Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Rapid growth in the Austin metropolitan area kindled regualtions to protect the environment. Rigid enforcement of function-oriented guidelines and increased emphasis on productivity has...

Hydropower Development under the Utility Concept of Least Cost Utility Planning
The impetus behind 'Least Cost Utility Planning' (LCUP) is that if new generation or purchased power could be deferred, the resultant savings could be used to...

Ghost Dam Safety Evaluation
Ghost Development, owned and operated by TransAlta Utilities, is near the eastern margin of the Rocky Mountain Foothills, approximately 33 km northwest of Calgary, Alberta. The development...

Extensive Civil Penalities Apply - FERC Takes Aim at Hydro Operators' Heads
On August 23, 1988, the FERC published rules implementing its new civil penalty assessment authority. Those rules raise various issues of concern for hydro operators, and additional issues...

Evaluation of Hydro Facilities for Sale to Another Utility
STS Hydropower had been contacted by a major industrial client near one of the STS regional offices for the purpose of evaluating both the technical and financial status of several operating...

Distributed Control Applications for Utility Hydroelectric Plants
In 1984, Washington Water Power began a program to improve monitoring and control systems for hydroelectric plants. The control systems being improved with distributed control equipment...

The High Line Canal Hydroelectric Project: Micro Hydro for a Macro Utility
The High Line Canal Hydroelectric Project is rated at 530 kilowatts (kW), and features benefits that accrue due to relatively low costs of $2,100 per installed kW, average annual energy...

Third Party Interface Within the Construction Contract
The construction contract inevitably requires an interface with a third party, outside of the traditional Owner/Engineer-Contractor relationship. Often, the local jurisdictional body,...

The Utility of Supercomputers for Ground-Water Flow Modeling in the North Carolina Coastal Plain

Methodologies to Estimate Instream Benefits for Use in Water Allocation
In the 'utility valuation' approach, the recreational experience possible at given flow levels is examined to derive a utility that the resource provides to the...

Multi-Purpose, Multi-Reservoir Simulation on a PC
The methodology and difficulties in converting a large, general purpose, mainframe, batch oriented computer program (for reservoir simulation) to work effectively in the PC environment...

EPRI's Hydro Relicensing Strategy
The most successful relicensing program is anticipated to involve an aggressive, proactive strategy as follows: select a small, responsive management team to make the decisions concerning...

Utility Options for Meeting Dissolved Oxygen Limits for Hydroelectric Power Plant Discharges
Due to increased attention by regulating agencies to the dissolved oxygen levels of water released through hydroelectric power plants, the Electric Power Research Institute has developed...

The Renovation of the Mechanicville Hydroelectric Station
The Mechanicville Hydroelectric Facility, owned and operated by Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, was first developed in 1897. This paper traces its history, relicensing and new design....

Inexpensive Geo-Coding for Water Utilities
Geo-Coding enables Hackensack Water Company to optimize meter reading and customer service routing; to analyze water consumption data at a micro level, and relate that data to census and...

The Outlook for the Hydro Business
Hydropower business activity has grown in the eight years since the WATERPOWER conferences began in 1979. During this time, however, small hydro has faced many ups and downs. Relicensing...

Probabilistic Capacity Value of Nonfirm Hydro Energy
Electric utilities with a predominant mix of hydro generation traditionally apply Energy Planning criteria rather than Capacity Planning criteria in developing their generation resources...

Economic Analysis Guidelines—Western Area Power Admin
Guidelines addressing methods and procedures for evaluating benefit and cost components of power projects are being prepared for Western Area Power Administration to use in economic analyses...

Tax Accounting Vs. Book Accounting for Small-Scale Sites: A Case History From Four Small-Scale Sites
The Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) and the tax incentives the federal government granted in the early 1980's, rekindled interest in hydropower unlike anything...

Power System Study to Determine Hydro Benefits
This paper discusses evaluation methodologies used by Stone & Webster to determine the power benefits for six potential hydropower projects at existing U. S. Army Corps of Engineers...

 

 

 

 

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