Hydropower provides a complete discussion of the most up-to-date considerations of this method of creating renewable energy. After introducing the method's history, the author explores various considerations for engineers, planners and managers who need to determine the best placement and size of a plant. The book then presents various types of hydropower systems, such as Run-of-River Schemes and various types of Dam and Turbines, also considering the important economic, environmental and geological impacts of each. Those involved in the planning, design and management of hydropower systems, such as engineers, researchers, managers and policymakers will find this book a very valuable and insightful resource.
Paul Breeze is a journalist and freelance Science and Technology writer and consultant in the UK who has specialized in power generation technology for the past 30 years. In addition to writing Power Generation Technologies, Second Edition, he has contributed to journals and newspapers such as The Financial Times and The Economist and has written a range of technical management reports covering all aspects of power generation, transmission, and distribution.
1. Hydropower Resource 2. Hydropower Sites 3. Categories of hydropower Plant 4. Large Hydropower Plants: Dams and Barrages 5. Dam types 6. Hydropower Turbines 7. Reaction Turbines 8. Francis Turbine 9. Propeller and Kaplan Turbines 10. Deriaz Turbine 11. Generators 12. Small Hydropower 13. Environmental Considerations 14. Environmental Assessment 15. Hydropower and Intermittent renewable Generation 16. Cost of Electricity Generation from Hydropower Plants