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Hydraulic Problems with Small Hydro Power Development

Author(s): David Stephenson

Linked Author(s): David Stephenson

Keywords: Dams; Floods; Hydro electric; Sedimentation; Storage

Abstract: Factors which affect the viability of small hydro power projects are discussed. These include the susceptibility of projects to flooding, sedimentation and availability of head. Storage can be a major cost particularly in semi-arid environments. Of lesser importance are load factor, distance to electrical grid and flow volume.


Year: 1999

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