Retrofitting and Refurbishment of hydropower plants

Quaranta, E. & Hunt, J. ORCID: (2022). Retrofitting and Refurbishment of hydropower plants. In: Renewable Energy Production and Distribution. Eds. Jeguirim, M., pp. 301-322 Academic Press. ISBN 978-0-323-91892-3 10.1016/B978-0-323-91892-3.00013-3.

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The powering of nonpowered dams and barriers and the modernization of the aged hydropower plants are emerging practices of hydropower development, due to the minimal impacts on ecosystems and the fact that most of the infrastructure is already in place. The modernization of existing plants also allows to increase safety, resilience to climate changes and to tap new hidden hydropower opportunities. In this chapter, several case studies are discussed on the modernization of existing hydropower plants, showing how their performance (power capacity and annual generation) can be increased by novel strategies and technologies.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dams; Ecosystems; Hydropower plants; Novel hydropower technologies; NPDs; Refurbishment; Retrofitting
Research Programs: Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE)
Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) > Sustainable Service Systems (S3)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2022 06:58
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2022 06:58

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