drbubb Posted November 6, 2006 Report Share Posted November 6, 2006 Small Hydro Power - Investor Guide ... Submitted by Hans on Sun, 2006-11-05 This application note introduces the theory and technology behind small hydro power stations (defined as units below 10 MW). Currently, 17,000 such stations with combined power of 11 GW produce annually 42 TWh of green electricity. The EU's 2010 objectives for this technology are 14 GW and 55 TWh/yr. The guide also covers economic, financial, administrative, social and environmental aspects for small hydro projects. About the author: Bobrowicz, Władysław @: http://www.leonardo-energy.org/drupal/renewables = = Blogs: Sustainable Energy : Blog Electricity : Blog Photoblog # # # # # rising prices for small hydro - this is ireland The price payable if the 1981 price had been fully index-linked is shown by the upper line. The price in 1981 was based on avoided fuel cost plus a bonus for regular winter supply. In 1991, an agreement was reached between the Irish Hydro Power Association and the Department of Energy which based the price on ESB avoided fuel cost, operating cost, avoided transmission losses and a small premium for being green. In the rapid and successful development of wind power in certain EU countries, political price has been a clear winner over political quota. Central to this has been the recognition that the generator must be allowed to make a profit to compare with alternative investments. The concept of a "Profitability Index" is being used increasingly as a basis for tariff structures. The development and the sustaining of small hydro in Ireland could benefit greatly from this approach. ...more: http://www.feasta.org/documents/wells/cont...ven/miller.html Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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