low-head hydroelectric generation Articles

  • Intro to Hydropower Part:2 Measuring head & flow

    Measuring the stream course—Anna and Joe work downstream, shooting vertical drop (head) with a sight level, and getting a rough measurement of the pipe run at the same time. Small-scale hydro is the only renewable energy source that works for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In the first article in this series (HP103), I explained the basics of hydroelectric system theory, and ...

  • Solving waste oil management and removal problems in power generating plants

    If your plant is like most, it is doing a good job of preventing oily water waste and waste oils from escaping into the environment. But at what cost? As labor resources dwindle, operating and maintaining drainage systems, oil separators, and sometimes inadequate oil removal equipment is expensive. Paying higher than needed costs for waste oil disposal, filtration and water treatment due to these ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Generating Ecological Gains from Hydro-Electric Power - Case Study

    NCC has worked with Eskom to mitigate the environmental impacts of the Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme on a sensitive wetland site in the Little Drakensberg/Escarpment, including creating and managing a new conservation area. South Africa’s energy demand is growing at rates of around 5% a year, placing enormous pressure on Eskom not only to create new generating capacity, but also to manage ...

  • Official UK statistics show gradual move to low-carbon economy

    Recent official statistics show that the UK is actually moving into a low-carbon, energy-efficient economy, although the speed of progress may be considerably less than green campaigners would wish for. The Department of Energy and Climate Change's provisional monthly energy statistics for the first quarter of 2014 found that, compared with the same period in 2013: ...


  • Columbus, Georgia`s High-Efficiency, Low Cost, Digester-Gas-Fired Power Plant

    ABSTRACTGrowing concern over the cost of power and long-term availability of limited fossil fuel resources for the production of electricity have caused electrical utilities and governments to promote “green” or renewable power. Solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, biogas, and low-impact hydroelectricity are current acceptable green-power sources. Digester gas is a renewable, green energy resource ...

  • SRS Crisafulli Explores Dredging and Hydropower

    SRS Crisafulli Explores Dredging and Hydropower Energy production and consumption worldwide is influenced by many factors.  Resource availability, economic activity, population growth and environmental ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Effluent to Energy and It Is Renewable

    The Systems Conveyance and Operations Program (SCOP), located in Clark County, Nevada, will enable the Clean Water Coalition (CWC) to improve the water quality of Lake Mead, the main water source for the Las Vegas Valley, and to meet the increasing water demands of its four member agencies: the City of Las Vegas (CLV), the Clark County Water Reclamation District (CCWRD), the City of Henderson ...

  • South feather water and power underscores commitment to clean water, efficient power with Abanaki

    California Utility Installs Model 8 Oil Grabber in Power Plant The mission of South Feather Water and Power (SFWP) is two fold: to provide cost effective power with minimal impact on the environment; and to ensure a dependable supply of safe, quality drinking water as well as a reliable supply of water for agricultural users. In all instances, the California-based utility is committed to ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • 7 Different type of alternative energy

    There are different types of clean energy technologies that are available today for electricity generation. Most of these have a number of benefits that different communities can explore and put into good use. Here are some clean sources of energy. Biomass Energy Biomass energy is an alternative source of renewable and clean energy that is one of the oldest and ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Evaluation of municipal solid wastes (MSW) for utilisation in energy production in developing countries

    In countries such as Ghana, which are still undergoing restructuring in their economies, low-cost energy supplies are most vital for development initiatives and may not only be the main constraint to their economic growth, but a principal source of conflicts in this century. But whether a meaningful and sustainable economic growth would be achieved or not rests exclusively on the removal of these ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Quantifying Carbon dioxide and Methane emissions and Carbon dynamics from flooded boreal forest soil

    Received for publication January 16, 2008. The boreal forest is subject to natural and anthropogenic disturbances, but the production of greenhouse gases as a result of flooding for hydroelectric power generation has received little attention. It was hypothesized that flooded soil would result in greater CO2 and CH4 emissions and carbon (C) fractionation compared with non-flooded soil. To ...

  • Energy and the Scottish referendum – do we know the result yet?

    Energy has always played a key role in the Scottish economy. In the 18th and 19th centuries it was coal; in the 1950s and 60s it was hydroelectricity and power from the glens; from the 1970s onwards North Sea oil has loomed large and made Aberdeen one of the world’s premier energy cities. Finally, in this century, Scotland has played a leading role in the low carbon revolution both in ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Saving Renewable Energy for a Rainy Day

    Despite advances in renewable energy technologies, one of the largest hurdles in their widespread adoption has been their intermittent reliability. Energy is only useful if it is available as the grid demands it, which is why concerns about carbon emissions are overridden in favor of the more dependable oil, coal and gas for baseload power. In order for renewable sources such as wind and solar ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Latin America well-positioned for CDM

    The coastal desert of Colombia’s La Guajira state is a world away from Kyoto, the temperate Japanese city where representatives of 159 countries in 1997 signed the Kyoto Protocol on reducing greenhouses gases. The Caribbean laps against rickety settlements. Herds of goats range across scorching sands. Months, whole years, pass without rain. But Kyoto is well known to the inhabitants of La ...


  • Crystal Ball in the Rain Forest

    Where do you expect to find Crystal Ball? Does an image come to mind of a cubicle housing a busy financial analyst constructing scenarios on a billion-dollar company’s performance in coming quarters? That’s undoubtedly accurate. But incomplete. The tool that allows its users to see into multiple versions of the future and make smart choices will find a home anywhere there’s uncertainty. One ...


    By Oracle Crystal Ball GBU

  • New Report Shows Decline in Carbon Dioxide and Other Pollutants from U.S. Power Plants, but State and Power Company Emissions Vary Widely

    Electric Power Industry is Transitioning to Lower-Carbon Sources and Positioned to Meet New EPA Carbon Standards A new report on U.S. power plant emissions from the country’s top 100 electric power producers shows a downward trend in ...


    By Ceres

  • Planning: a Roadblock to Renewable Energy in the UK

    Abstract: This article considers the planning system as one of the major roadblocks to renewable energy projects and looks at illustrative examples of renewable energy projects that have been held up in this system. It also analyses some of the recent measures put forward to promote renewable energy projects and addresses the shortcomings in the planning system. ...


  • How do you bring electricity to 620 million people?

    Sub-Saharan Africa needs a more reliable energy supply. The way it chooses to meet that need will affect the entire planet. In South Africa, major cities are subject to regular power outages as electric utility Eskom periodically shuts down parts of its distribution system to take the pressure off the aging national grid. Whole areas of Cape Town and Johannesburg are without power ...


    By Ensia

  • 2nd World Forum on the Right to Energy Marrakech, 19–21 June 2004

    Founded in 2000, Droit a L'energie SOS Futur (Right to Energy SOS Future) is an international nongovernmental organisation that has its head office in France. It is in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). Its active members are legal personalities: 180 organisations (NGOs, national and international union organisations) from 60 countries ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Canada’s Other Energy Boom – Energy infrastructure is on the move.

    When it comes to energy infrastructure, Canada is on the move. Of course, that may seem like nothing new, given Canada’s lengthy energy history, particularly in the oil and gas industries. In this latest chapter, however, electricity is playing a major role. A confluence of factors have helped spur the need for more generation, which in turn is driving still another form of energy ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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