small-scale hydroelectric power plant Articles

  • Website offers global view of small hydroelectric projects

    It is now easier to access reliable data on small hydropower projects globally following the launch of a website designed to promote this technology, says a UN body. The UN Industrial Development Organization ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • A novel technique proposed for automatic control of small hydro power plants

    A new scheme is proposed for the speed control of hydro turbines. Power can be controlled by controlling the rotary motion of the spear valve or linear motion of the sluice gate. In this paper, necessity for speed control, various function of governors, types, speed regulation of micro-hydroelectric power plants, functional block diagram of power generation and control system general models for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Oil-Water Separator with New Coalescing Media Handles High Load Stormwater at HydroElectric Powerplant to Yield Zero Oil Discharge

    Background Removal of oil from water before the water is discharged into a river or other body of water is an important environmental goal. In order to accomplish this, a major hydropower producer in the southern United States contracted with HydroQuip, Inc.* for the supply of a state of the art oil/water separator. The power plant had several goals, but the most important was that in ...


    By Lantec Products, Inc.

  • Power Plant Asset Transactions Managing Environmental Issues

    Deregulation of the electricity industry has spawned unprecedented asset transfer activity among electric generating companies. Many companies are focusing on generation, while a large number of former generating companies are shifting their focus to concentrate on power distribution and communication initiatives. The result is a significant turnover of power plants to new owners as generating ...


    By AECOM

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • The ABCs of small hydro upgrade and automation

    Abstract - Small hydroelectric is increasingly depended on to provide regional power capacity, as municipalities seek more sustainable sources of energy. Yet, hydroelectric or hydro power has some negative perceptions. Other sustainable sources of energy like wind and solar power are early in their equipment and technology life cycles. Hydroelectric facilities are typically older and operate with ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Solar thermal power coming to a boil

    After emerging in 2006 from 15 years of hibernation, the solar thermal power industry experienced a surge in 2007, with 100 megawatts of new capacity coming online worldwide. During the 1990s, cheap fossil fuels, combined with a loss of state and federal incentives, put a damper on solar thermal power development. However, recent increases in energy prices, escalating concerns about global ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Underwater Robots Perfect for Power Production

    Underwater exploration, fish farms, dive jobs, marine research, municipal and commercial water utilities are obvious industries for the utilization of Deep Trekker mini-ROVs and pipe crawlers. However another industry that has seen remarkable success integrating underwater inspection robots is energy production. Diverse methods of creating energy provide a number of applications which benefit ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Scalewatcher saves the national power corporation in the philippines $350,000 a year

    The National Power Corporation (NPC), the largest provider and generator of electricity in the Philippines, is saving over $350,000 a year in improved efficiency, downtime and maintenance costs following the installation of the Scalewatcher® computerized, electronic, water-conditioner from Scalewatcher North America.  Installed in the company’s Agus 6/7 Hydroelectric Plant Complex ...

  • 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

  • Data Highlight: Hydropower Continues Steady Growth

    World hydroelectric power generation has risen steadily by an average 3 percent annually since 1965. In 2011, at 3,500 billion kilowatt-hours, hydroelectricity accounted for roughly 16 percent of global electricity generation, almost all produced by the world’s 45,000-plus large dams. Graph ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • 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

  • Commercial boost for firms that suck carbon from air

    It has long been regarded as one of the more blue-skies solutions to climate change. Now two companies have vastly increased their capability to suck carbon dioxide from the air. One, based in Canada, plans to convert captured CO2 into diesel to fuel buses; the other, in Switzerland, will sell it on to a firm that uses CO2 to boost crop growth in greenhouses. The ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Kickoff for Biogas - South America Opts for Green Energy Made by WELTEC

    Currently, the world is locked on to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Though they have already reached a high technical level as far as football is concerned, the South American countries still have development potential in the fields of biogas technology and renewable energies. In the interview, Aguinaldo Ramalho of the German biogas plant manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER talks about the potential, ...


    By WELtec BioPower GmbH

  • Manic 5 and Manic 5 PA (Hydro Québec), Quebec case study

    Part of an hydroelectric complex counting four dams, Manic 5 and Manis 5 PA are two power houses installed in the valley of the Manicouagan river, north of Québec. Unveiled in 1970, this plant represents the higher multiple-arch and buttress dam in the world. For the Manic 5 and Manic 5 PA sanitary water treatment, Hydro-Québec mandated the Groupe-conseil TDA to find a compact ...


    By H2O Innovation

  • Forests for water: Exploring payments for watershed services in the U.S. south

    The forested watersheds of the southern United States provide a number of benefits—including water flow regulation, flood control, water purification, erosion control, and freshwater supply—to the region’s citizens, communities, and businesses. The loss and degradation of forests can reduce their ability to provide these watershed-related ecosystem services. Payments ...

  • Effective Removal of Zebra Mussels with Amiad Screen Technology

    Introduction The zebra mussel, native to the Black and Caspian Seas, has spread in the past few decades to waterways throughout the world mostly via ballast water. Zebra mussels, when non-indigenous to the environment, pose a serious threat to intakes of facilities that rely on fresh and brackish surface water. The mussel colonies obstruct the flow of water through the pipelines eventually ...

  • 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 ...


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