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Title: An Assessment of Energy Potential at Non-Powered Dams in the United States

Abstract

fleet by 15%. A majority of this potential is concentrated in just 100 NPDs, which could contributeapproximately 8 GW of clean, reliable hydropower; the top 10 facilities alone could add up to 3 GW ofnew hydropower. Eighty-one of the 100 top NPDs are U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)facilities, many of which, including all of the top 10, are navigation locks on the Ohio River, MississippiRiver, Alabama River, and Arkansas River, as well as their major tributaries. This study also shows thatdams owned by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation hold the potential to add approximately 260 MW ofcapacity; the Bureau has also engaged in an effort to conduct a more detailed evaluation of its ownfacilities.

Authors:
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  1. ORNL
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1039957
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-2011/341
TRN: US201211%%76
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
13 HYDRO ENERGY; ABUNDANCE; CAPACITY; CONSTRUCTION; DAMS; DISTRIBUTION; DRAINAGE; ECONOMICS; ELECTRICITY; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; HYDRAULICS; HYDROELECTRIC POWER; NAVIGATION; POWER GENERATION; PRODUCTION; PUMPED STORAGE; QUALITY CONTROL; RELIABILITY; WATER SUPPLY; Hydropower; Non-Powered Dam; Resource Assessment

Citation Formats

Hadjerioua, Boualem, Wei, Yaxing, and Kao, Shih-Chieh. An Assessment of Energy Potential at Non-Powered Dams in the United States. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.2172/1039957.
Hadjerioua, Boualem, Wei, Yaxing, & Kao, Shih-Chieh. An Assessment of Energy Potential at Non-Powered Dams in the United States. United States. doi:10.2172/1039957.
Hadjerioua, Boualem, Wei, Yaxing, and Kao, Shih-Chieh. Sun . "An Assessment of Energy Potential at Non-Powered Dams in the United States". United States. doi:10.2172/1039957. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1039957.
@article{osti_1039957,
title = {An Assessment of Energy Potential at Non-Powered Dams in the United States},
author = {Hadjerioua, Boualem and Wei, Yaxing and Kao, Shih-Chieh},
abstractNote = {fleet by 15%. A majority of this potential is concentrated in just 100 NPDs, which could contributeapproximately 8 GW of clean, reliable hydropower; the top 10 facilities alone could add up to 3 GW ofnew hydropower. Eighty-one of the 100 top NPDs are U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)facilities, many of which, including all of the top 10, are navigation locks on the Ohio River, MississippiRiver, Alabama River, and Arkansas River, as well as their major tributaries. This study also shows thatdams owned by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation hold the potential to add approximately 260 MW ofcapacity; the Bureau has also engaged in an effort to conduct a more detailed evaluation of its ownfacilities.},
doi = {10.2172/1039957},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {4}
}

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