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Pre- feasibility Study Micro-Hydro Scheme

Pre- feasibility Study Micro-Hydro Scheme

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 PRE - FEASIBILITY STUDYDEVELOPMENT OF HYDRO SCHEMEON COED GWERN STREAM
Client: CAT Holdings PlcConsultant: Nick Jeffries, Engineer
 
Nick Jeffries, REBE Module 3 Hydro
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CONTENTS
PageEXECUTIVE SUMMARY……………………………………………………… 41. INTRODUCTION……………………………………………………………. 62. REPORT STRUCTURE…………………………………………………….. 63. SITE DESCRIPTION………………………………………………………… 64. SURVEY DATA ……………………………………………………………...10
 
Topographical survey
 
Hydrological survey5. SYSTEM DESIGN……………………………………………………………. 11
 
Civil WorksElectro-mechanical EquipmentGrid Connection6. SYSTEM OPTIONS…………………………………………………………. 13
 
MethodologySummary of Turbine OptionsOptimising the system
 
Turbine Choice
 
Pre-fabricated options
 
7. COSTS v. REVENUE…………………………………………………………19
 
RevenueSystem CostsErrorsHow payback period may be reduced8. CONCLUSIONS……………………………………………………………… 249. RECOMMENDATIONS……………………………………………………… 24BIBLIOGRAPHY APPENDICES A - Topographical and Hydrological Survey DataB - Typical Run-of the River ArrangementsC - Detailed SpreadsheetsD - Expected Feed in TariffsE - Performance Envelopes for Different Turbine TypesF - Efficiencies of turbines at partial flowsG – Performance of Cross Flow Turbines at partial flow
 
Nick Jeffries, REBE Module 3 Hydro
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List of Figures, Tables and PhotosSite Location PlanPhoto 1 Typical section of stream with natural cascades and underlying bedrockPhoto 2 Single Phase and three phase grid connection near to proposed site
 
Figure 1 Basic Layout of Civils StructuresFigure 2 Process to determine power/energy output for different systems
 
Figure 3a Energy v. flow at different pipe diametersFigure 3b Power v. flow at different pipe diametersFigure 4 Energy Output v Flow from Hydra and Low Flow DataTable 1 Key Characteristics of Coed Gwern StreamTable 2 Flow Data for Coed Gwern StreamTable 3 Small v Large Turbine Pros and ConsTable 4 Typical Design flows v CFs for micro-hydro-systemsTable 5 Power, annual energy output, penstock diameters and design flowsTable 6 Optimization of system for max annual energy outputTable 7 Specific Speeds including approx. runner diameter for impulse turbines
 
Table 8 Comparison of energy output from Francis and Cross FlowTable 9 Annual Revenue - ROCs v Feed-In Tariff Table 10 Annual Revenue for different penstock diametersTable 11 Estimated Costs for different system optionsTable 12 Costs v benefits for choosing bigger systems
 

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