An Introduction to Evaluation of Hydroelectric Power Potential of Sites (Paperback)

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This publication provides introductory technical guidance for civil engineers and other professional engineers, construction managers and hydropower system operators interested in learning about operation of multipurpose water resources systems that include hydroelectric power plants. In over 170 pages, here is what is discussed: 1. INTRODUCTION, 2. TYPES OF HYDROELECTRIC ENERGY, 3. THE WATER POWER EQUATION, 4. GENERAL APPROACHES TO ESTIMATING ENERGY, 5. TURBINE CHARACTERISTICS AND SELECTION, 6. DATA REQUIREMENTS, 7. FLOW-DURATION METHOD, 8. SEQUENTIAL STREAMFLOW ROUTING (SSR), METHOD, 9. APPLICATION OF SSR TO PROJECTS WITHOUT POWER STORAGE, 10. APPLICATION OF SSR TO PROJECTS WITH POWER STORAGE, 11. POWER RULE CURVES, 12. MULTIPLE-PURPOSE STORAGE OPERATION, 13. ALTERNATIVE POWER OPERATION STRATEGIES, 14. SYSTEM ANALYSIS, 15. HYBRID METHOD.

About the Author

Paul Guyer is a registered civil engineer, mechanical engineer, fire protection engineer and architect with 35 years of experience designing buildings and related infrastructure. For an additional 9 years he was a principal staff advisor to the California Legislature on capital outlay and infrastructure issues. He is a graduate of Stanford University and has held numerous national, state and local offices with the American Society of Civil Engineers, Architectural Engineering Institute and National Society of Professional Engineers. He is a Fellow of ASCE and AEI.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781540685025
ISBN-10: 1540685020
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: November 28th, 2016
Pages: 176
Language: English