small-scale hydropower

small-scale hydropower

[′smȯl ‚skāl ′hī·drə‚paü·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
The generation of electricity by using hydraulic turbines in which the installed capacity of the plant lies within the range from 5 kilowatts to 5 megawatts.
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The Department of Energy project leverages Eatons Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence, automotive supercharger innovation and expansive electrical engineering services experience in small-scale hydropower projects.
However, investors noted there was need to give greater importance to small-scale hydropower projects.
The Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) has signed a USD55mn loan agreement for the construction of seven new small-scale hydropower plants to facilitate lower electricity costs for tea factories in the region
For instance, the cancellations of nine small- to medium-capacity hydropower plants in October 2012 highlighted an increasing lack of opportunities for small-scale hydropower generation, due to growing environmental concerns.
In 2012, global investments in alternative renewable technologies (solar, wind, geothermal, ocean, small-scale hydropower and advanced bio-energy) and traditional hydropower amounted to $244 billion, of which Latin America represented a modest 5.
Romania and Ukraine are particularly at risk from planned small-scale hydropower stations", Konstantin Ivanov, the head of communication for the Danube-Carpathian program, told AFP.
Only five percent of the world's small-scale hydropower potential has yet been exploited.
Under the law, the power companies will be required to purchase all the electricity generated through such means as photo voltaic systems, wind power, small-scale hydropower, geothermal power and biomass at prices advantageous to operators of these renewable energy sources.
As well as a small-scale hydropower scheme for the Derwent River, officers at the council have also told the Department for Energy and Climate Change they would like the go-ahead for several schemes including generating wind energy across nine potential rural sites in Gateshead.
THE number of small-scale hydropower schemes to generate energy from rivers in England and Wales has surged in the last decade, figures from the Environment Agency showed today.
Small-scale hydropower currently produces enough electricity to power 120,000 homes in the UK, but could produce significantly more.
Small-scale hydropower will also benefit from new government subsidies that pay people to generate small-scale green energy.