Retrofitting and Refurbishment of hydropower plants: case studies and novel technologies

Emanuele Quaranta, Julian Hunt

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The powering of nonpowered dams and barriers and the modernization of the aged hydropower plants are emerging practices of hydropower development, due to the minimal impacts on ecosystems and the fact that most of the infrastructure is already in place. The modernization of existing plants also allows to increase safety, resilience to climate changes and to tap new hidden hydropower opportunities. In this chapter, several case studies are discussed on the modernization of existing hydropower plants, showing how their performance (power capacity and annual generation) can be increased by novel strategies and technologies.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRenewable Energy Production and Distribution: Recent Developments
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9780323918923
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022
Externally publishedYes

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