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Title: Hydropower Baseline Cost Modeling

Abstract

Recent resource assessments conducted by the United States Department of Energy have identified significant opportunities for expanding hydropower generation through the addition of power to non-powered dams and on undeveloped stream-reaches. Additional interest exists in the powering of existing water resource infrastructure such as conduits and canals, upgrading and expanding existing hydropower facilities, and the construction new pumped storage hydropower. Understanding the potential future role of these hydropower resources in the nation’s energy system requires an assessment of the environmental and techno-economic issues associated with expanding hydropower generation. To facilitate these assessments, this report seeks to fill the current gaps in publically available hydropower cost-estimating tools that can support the national-scale evaluation of hydropower resources.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1185882
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-2015/14
WC0100000; CEWW099
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Hydropower; Cost Modeling; Parametric Models; Capital Costs

Citation Formats

O'Connor, Patrick W., Zhang, Qin Fen, DeNeale, Scott T., Chalise, Dol Raj, and Centurion, Emma E.. Hydropower Baseline Cost Modeling. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1185882.
O'Connor, Patrick W., Zhang, Qin Fen, DeNeale, Scott T., Chalise, Dol Raj, & Centurion, Emma E.. Hydropower Baseline Cost Modeling. United States. doi:10.2172/1185882.
O'Connor, Patrick W., Zhang, Qin Fen, DeNeale, Scott T., Chalise, Dol Raj, and Centurion, Emma E.. Thu . "Hydropower Baseline Cost Modeling". United States. doi:10.2172/1185882. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1185882.
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abstractNote = {Recent resource assessments conducted by the United States Department of Energy have identified significant opportunities for expanding hydropower generation through the addition of power to non-powered dams and on undeveloped stream-reaches. Additional interest exists in the powering of existing water resource infrastructure such as conduits and canals, upgrading and expanding existing hydropower facilities, and the construction new pumped storage hydropower. Understanding the potential future role of these hydropower resources in the nation’s energy system requires an assessment of the environmental and techno-economic issues associated with expanding hydropower generation. To facilitate these assessments, this report seeks to fill the current gaps in publically available hydropower cost-estimating tools that can support the national-scale evaluation of hydropower resources.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2015},
month = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2015}
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