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A GUIDE TO DEVELOP MINI-HYDRO POWER PLANT

A GUIDE TO DEVELOP MINI-HYDRO POWER PLANT

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The British Hydropower Association
A GUIDE TO UK MINI-HYDRODEVELOPMENTS
January 2005
Version 1.2
 
Disclaimer
The British Hydropower Association accepts no legal liability for the accuracy,completeness or usefulness of any information disclosed in this guide. Theyalso assume no responsibility for any personal injury or property damage orother loss related to information herein.
Acknowledgements
The BHA wishes to thank Oliver Paish, of Derwent Hydro, Duffield, fordrafting the text and compiling the illustrations for the guide. Thanks also toTim Birch of e-constructors, Broadstone, for designing and implementing theweb-site which accompanies this guide.© The British Hydropower AssociationAll rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced, stored in aretrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic,photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior permission of TheBritish Hydropower Association.
 
British Hydropower AssociationA GUIDE TO UK MINI-HYDRO DEVELOPMENTSO/MINI HYDRO WEB GUIDE - Download v1.2
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A GUIDE TO UK MINI-HYDRO DEVELOPMENTSCONTENTS
1.INTRODUCTION.....................................................................................................................................................2
1.1O
VERVIEW
...............................................................................................................................................................21.2W
HY MINI
-
HYDRO
?.................................................................................................................................................2
2.HYDROPOWER BASICS.......................................................................................................................................3
2.1H
EAD AND
F
LOW
....................................................................................................................................................32.2P
OWER AND
E
NERGY
...............................................................................................................................................32.3M
AIN ELEMENTS OF A SCHEME
...............................................................................................................................42.4D
IFFERENT SITE LAYOUTS
.......................................................................................................................................4
3.ESSENTIAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR SITE.......................................................................................6
3.1S
UMMARY
................................................................................................................................................................63.2F
LOW
........................................................................................................................................................................63.3H
EAD
........................................................................................................................................................................83.4P
RELIMINARY POWER AND ENERGY CALCULATION
...............................................................................................93.5U
SE OF THE
L
AND
..................................................................................................................................................103.6G
RID
-
CONNECT OR STAND
-
ALONE
........................................................................................................................10
4.COMMISSIONING A FEASIBILITY STUDY.................................................................................................11
4.1P
RELIMINARIES
......................................................................................................................................................114.2F
EASIBILITY
...........................................................................................................................................................114.3E
NVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
.....................................................................................................................................12
5.PLANNING AND LICENSES..............................................................................................................................13
5.1W
HOM TO CONSULT
...............................................................................................................................................135.2P
LANNING ISSUES
..................................................................................................................................................145.3E
NVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
......................................................................................................................................14
6.COSTS AND ECONOMICS.................................................................................................................................15
6.1I
NVESTMENT
C
OSTS
..............................................................................................................................................156.2R
UNNING
C
OSTS
....................................................................................................................................................166.3M
AXIMISING THE REVENUE FROM YOUR SCHEME
................................................................................................176.4F
INANCIAL
A
SSISTANCE
........................................................................................................................................18
7.CONTRACTING A SCHEME.............................................................................................................................19
7.1D
EVELOPMENT
O
PTIONS
.......................................................................................................................................197.2S
UPPLIERS
..............................................................................................................................................................197.3I
NSTALLERS
............................................................................................................................................................207.4C
OMMISSIONING AND HANDOVER
........................................................................................................................217.5O
PERATING THE SCHEME
.......................................................................................................................................21
8.TECHNOLOGY......................................................................................................................................................21
8.1O
VERVIEW
.............................................................................................................................................................218.2T
YPES OF TURBINE
.................................................................................................................................................238.3T
URBINE EFFICIENCY
.............................................................................................................................................258.4C
ONTROL
...............................................................................................................................................................258.5S
CREENING
.............................................................................................................................................................26
9.FURTHER INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE...........................................................................................28
9.1T
HE
BHA...............................................................................................................................................................289.2T
ERMINOLOGY
.......................................................................................................................................................299.3R
EFERENCE BOOKS
................................................................................................................................................289.4I
NTERNET
L
INKS
....................................................................................................................................................28

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