Lecture 10B - Hydroelectric Power - Part 2

Lecture 10B - Hydroelectric Power - Part 2 - 3/9/11 ECE...

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3/9/11 1 ECE 4364/5374G-10B (c) Saifur Rahman 1 Professor Saifur Rahman Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept. Virginia Tech ECE 4364/5374G: Alternate Energy Systems Lecture 10B: Hydroelectric Power - 2 ECE 4364/5374G-10B (c) Saifur Rahman 2 The electrical energy produced by such a system depends on the flow of available water and the difference in elevation between the source of water flow and the location of discharge after passing through the generating station. This difference is called the head (H) of the plant. Most hydroelectric facilities require the construction of a dam. The dam provides the means to regulate the flow of water, and can add to the height of the source of water thereby effectively increasing the head (H). Head and Flow
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3/9/11 2 ECE 4364/5374G-10B (c) Saifur Rahman 3 Net head (H) Required Information 1. If the site is a retired or existing hydro site, H net is available from FERC 2. EL HW - EL TW = H gross 3. Height of dam = H gross Design of Small Scale Hydro Projects
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Lecture 10B - Hydroelectric Power - Part 2 - 3/9/11 ECE...

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