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  1. New 100 kW Low-head Water Turbine for Hydro-electric Power Station
  2. New Turbine Technology Cuts the Costs of Small-scale Hydropower Plants
  3. Waterwheel Driven Trash Removal Screen for Irrigation Canals
  4. Small Scale Hydroelectric Scheme at Armitage Bridge Mills
  5. Uprating a Turbine in an Existing Hydropower Plant at Llanidloes
  6. Small Scale, Low Head Hydro at Aberdulais Falls
  7. Development of a 20 MW Hydro Power Station
  8. Tangevaerket, a Hydro-electric Plant on the Guden River
  9. Garnedd (600 kW) Hydropower Station in Wales
  10. Pure Energy - Selling Renewable Energy to Customers Through the Electricity Grid
  11. Small Scale Hydropower Scheme, Mae Ya, Thailand
  12. Power Controllers Enhance Remote Hydro Power Scheme
  13. Small Scale Hydro Scheme in an Environmentally Sensitive Area
  14. An 11 MW Hydropower Plant in the Netherlands
  15. Barton Locks Hydro Scheme on the Manchester Ship Canal
  16. Remote Tasmanian Wilderness Lodge Powered by Hydro
  17. Small Scale Hydropower for the Grid at Glenridding in Cumbria
  18. Glen Lyn Gorge Hydro Electric Scheme Refurbishment with a 270 kW Pelton Wheel
  19. Run-of-river Hydro Plant Serves Alaskan City
  20. Water Current Turbines Used for Pumping Drinking Water in Southern Sudan
  21. Micro-Hydro Induction Turbine
  22. Micro hydro power for Cathodic protection

Technical Brochures

19: Low- head 11 MW Hydro Plant in the Netherlands

After a number of feasibility studies, the weir at Linne, in the Netherlands was selected as the best site for an 11 MW hydro-power plant on the river Maas. During the years  following completion in 1989 an average of 31 GWh of electricity was produced each  year. This was 20 GWh/year lower than expected due to the unexpected fluctuation in the water level during the years the project was monitored,  although technically, the plant functioned well. (Printed 1995)

37: Hydro-power for a Remote Alaskan Community, USA

 Residents of the remote fishing community of King Cove, Alaska live far from the nearest utility grid, and have therefore paid a premium for diesel-generated electricity. Now, a run-of-river hydro-electric facility, is  dedicated to the community's needs. The 800 kW plant exploits the area's abundant rainfall and glacier melt, and will provide cheaper electricity to the  residents for the next 30 to 40 years. King Cove is a demonstration of  clean energy production for other remote communities with suitable water resources. (Printed 1996)

57: Small-scale Hydro-power at Mae Ya, Thailand (UK Project)

This hydro-power plant, situated in a Thai National Park, has been fully operational since 1991.  It was specifically designed to satisfy local environmental constraints. The design also includes special features to remove highly abrasive silt from the turbine system. (Printed 1997)

81: Hydro-electric Generating Station Built within a Canal Lock System, UK

A hydro-electric generating station has been built into a lock system on a ship canal.  The turbine operates within a water level regime which allows the efficient  movement of vessels along the canal.

83: Water Current Turbines Pump Drinking Water, UK

Water current turbines are used on rivers and canals for water pumping and to generate electricity.  This project is used on the River Nile to provide   drinking water for about 5,000 people.

119: Micro Hydro Power for a Remote Tourist Lodge

A 52 kW hydro system supplies electricity to a 90-bed guesthouse in Tasmania's remote Wilderness Area.  Hydro power offered an environmentally-friendly alternative to either a diesel generator or clearance of native forest to make way for a transmission line. The system also provides water for the site and has eliminated the need for additional water storage and pumping facilities for fighting bush fires. (Printed 2000)

130: Small-scale Hydro within a Municipal Water Supply System

In Boulder, Colorado, five hydroelectric units in the city's municipal water supply system produce enough electricity to provide 7 percent of the electricity consumption of Boulder’s 125,000 residents. Two more installations, currently under construction, will almost treble the city’s hydro capacity. The project demonstrates how small hydroelectric equipment can be applied cost-effectively in municipal water supply systems, wherever a pressure-relief valve is used to reduce excess pressure in supply lines. (Printed 2000)

Newsletter Articles

1/93 Cutting the Cost of Small-scale Hydropower Plants - Finland
1/94 Application of Pump Turbines in the Netherlands
3/94 The Hydropower Station at Linne, the Netherlands
4/94 Power from Natural Water Flow - Australia
3/95 Launch of the DIANE Small Hydro Project - Switzerland
3/95 Hydro-power in Harmony with the Landscape - Switzerland
1/96 Small-scale Hydro-power in Scotland -UK
Waterwheel-driven Trash Removal Screen for Irrigation Canals - also in pdf format
4/97 New Markets for Small Scale Hydro - also in pdf format

Last updated 05 October, 2000

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