skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Exemplary Design Envelope Specification for Standard Modular Hydropower Technology

Abstract

Hydropower is an established, affordable renewable energy generation technology supplying nearly 18% of the electricity consumed globally. A hydropower facility interacts continuously with the surrounding water resource environment, causing alterations of varying magnitude in the natural flow of water, energy, fish, sediment, and recreation upstream and downstream. A universal challenge in facility design is balancing the extraction of useful energy and power system services from a stream with the need to maintain ecosystem processes and natural environmental function. On one hand, hydroelectric power is a carbon-free, renewable, and flexible asset to the power system. On the other, the disruption of longitudinal connectivity and the artificial barrier to aquatic movement created by hydraulic structures can produce negative impacts that stress fresh water environments. The growing need for carbon-free, reliable, efficient distributed energy sources suggests there is significant potential for hydropower projects that can deploy with low installed costs, enhanced ecosystem service offerings, and minimal disruptions of the stream environment.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [1];  [3];  [4];  [4];  [5]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
  3. Knight Piesold, Denver, CO (United States)
  4. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Washington, DC (United States). Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
  5. McKeown and Associates, Moberly, MO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1343525
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-2016/298
WC0102000; CEWW099
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
13 HYDRO ENERGY; Exemplary Desing Envelope Standard Modular Hydropower

Citation Formats

Witt, Adam M., Smith, Brennan T., Tsakiris, Achilleas, Papanicolaou, Thanos, Pries, Jason L., Burress, Timothy A., Stewart, Kevin M., Lee, Kyutae, DeNeale, Scott T., Bevelhimer, Mark S., Pracheil, Brenda M., McManamay, Ryan A., Ekici, Kivanc, Kutz, Benjamin, Curd, Shelaine L., Bishop, Norm, Welch, Tim, Rabon, Daniel, and Fernandez, Alisha. Exemplary Design Envelope Specification for Standard Modular Hydropower Technology. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1343525.
Witt, Adam M., Smith, Brennan T., Tsakiris, Achilleas, Papanicolaou, Thanos, Pries, Jason L., Burress, Timothy A., Stewart, Kevin M., Lee, Kyutae, DeNeale, Scott T., Bevelhimer, Mark S., Pracheil, Brenda M., McManamay, Ryan A., Ekici, Kivanc, Kutz, Benjamin, Curd, Shelaine L., Bishop, Norm, Welch, Tim, Rabon, Daniel, & Fernandez, Alisha. Exemplary Design Envelope Specification for Standard Modular Hydropower Technology. United States. doi:10.2172/1343525.
Witt, Adam M., Smith, Brennan T., Tsakiris, Achilleas, Papanicolaou, Thanos, Pries, Jason L., Burress, Timothy A., Stewart, Kevin M., Lee, Kyutae, DeNeale, Scott T., Bevelhimer, Mark S., Pracheil, Brenda M., McManamay, Ryan A., Ekici, Kivanc, Kutz, Benjamin, Curd, Shelaine L., Bishop, Norm, Welch, Tim, Rabon, Daniel, and Fernandez, Alisha. Wed . "Exemplary Design Envelope Specification for Standard Modular Hydropower Technology". United States. doi:10.2172/1343525. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1343525.
@article{osti_1343525,
title = {Exemplary Design Envelope Specification for Standard Modular Hydropower Technology},
author = {Witt, Adam M. and Smith, Brennan T. and Tsakiris, Achilleas and Papanicolaou, Thanos and Pries, Jason L. and Burress, Timothy A. and Stewart, Kevin M. and Lee, Kyutae and DeNeale, Scott T. and Bevelhimer, Mark S. and Pracheil, Brenda M. and McManamay, Ryan A. and Ekici, Kivanc and Kutz, Benjamin and Curd, Shelaine L. and Bishop, Norm and Welch, Tim and Rabon, Daniel and Fernandez, Alisha},
abstractNote = {Hydropower is an established, affordable renewable energy generation technology supplying nearly 18% of the electricity consumed globally. A hydropower facility interacts continuously with the surrounding water resource environment, causing alterations of varying magnitude in the natural flow of water, energy, fish, sediment, and recreation upstream and downstream. A universal challenge in facility design is balancing the extraction of useful energy and power system services from a stream with the need to maintain ecosystem processes and natural environmental function. On one hand, hydroelectric power is a carbon-free, renewable, and flexible asset to the power system. On the other, the disruption of longitudinal connectivity and the artificial barrier to aquatic movement created by hydraulic structures can produce negative impacts that stress fresh water environments. The growing need for carbon-free, reliable, efficient distributed energy sources suggests there is significant potential for hydropower projects that can deploy with low installed costs, enhanced ecosystem service offerings, and minimal disruptions of the stream environment.},
doi = {10.2172/1343525},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Wed Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

Technical Report:

Save / Share: