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16047612 Canada Micro Hydro Guide

16047612 Canada Micro Hydro Guide

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HydropowerHydropower
Micro-
Systems
A Buyer’s Guide
 
A
CKNOWLEDGMENTS
Text prepared by the Hydraulic Energy Program, RenewableEnergy Technology Program, CANMET Energy Technology Centre(CETC) in cooperation with the Renewable and Electrical EnergyDivision (REED), Electricity Resources Branch, Natural ResourcesCanada (NRCan). Review and input from NRCan’s Office of Energy Efficiency, Energy Systems & Design Inc., HomesteadHydro Systems, Morehead Valley Hydro Inc., Thompson andHowe Energy Systems Inc., Josée Bonhomme, Robert Clark,Scott Davis and Stephen Graham.
 Micro-Hydropower Systems: A Buyer’s Guide
This guide is distributed for information purposes only and does not necessarilyreflect the views of the Government of Canada or constitute an endorsement of any commercial product or person. Neither Canada nor its ministers, officers,employees or agents make any warranty with respect to this guide or assumesany liability arising from this guide.© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, 2004Cat. No. M144-29/2004EISBN 0-662-35880-5
 Aussi disponible en français sous le titre :
Microsystèmes hydroélectriques : Guide de l’acheteur
 
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About This Guide
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1.0 What Is Micro-Hydropower?
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1.1 Why Micro-Hydropower?
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1.2 How to Identify a Potential Site
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1.3 Is Micro-Hydropower for You?
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2.0How to Plan for a System
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2.1 How to Measure Potential Power and Energy
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2.2 How Small a System?
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2.3 Assessing Power and Energy Requirements
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2.4 Managing Energy Demand
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2.5 Feasibility Study
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2.6 Sizing the System
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2.7 Environmental Issues and Approvals
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3.0Basic Components of a Micro-Hydropower System
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3.1 Civil Works Components
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3.2 Powerhouse Components
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3.3 Drive Systems
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3.4 Electronic Load Controllers
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3.5 Transmission/Distribution Network
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4.0Choosing a System
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4.1 Battery-Based Systems
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4.2 AC-Direct Systems
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4.3 Grid-Connected Systems
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5.0Economics
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5.1 Initial Costs
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5.2 Annual Costs
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5.3 Evaluating a System
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6.0Buying a Micro-Hydropower System
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6.1 Expert Assistance
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6.2 Selecting a Supplier
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6.3 Safety and Protection
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7.0Installing, Operating and Maintaining a System
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7.1 Construction and Installation
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7.2 Commissioning and Testing
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7.3 Operation and Maintenance
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8.0Further Information
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Appendix ADetermining Head and Flow Rate
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Appendix B Sample Data Sheet
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Appendix CTypical Household Appliance Loads
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Appendix DCosting Estimate Worksheet
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Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations
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Bibliography
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Useful Web Sites
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Reader Survey
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