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Hydrokinetic Energy Production from Downstream Currents in the Exit of Hydroelectric Power Plant: A Review

Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2018    |    PP. 1-10    |PDF (152 K)|    Pub. Date: January 14, 2018
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T. Nzualo, Department of Ocean Engineering, The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Ilha do Fundão, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 21945-972, Brazil
R.Y.Qassim, Department of Ocean Engineering, The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Ilha do Fundão, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 21945-972, Brazil
P.C.C, Rosman, Department of Ocean Engineering, The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Ilha do Fundão, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 21945-972, Brazil; Department of Water Resources, The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Ilha do Fundão, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 21945-972, Brazil

The quest for new renewable energy resources is intensifying, with a view to greenhouse gas emission reduction and in the context of the climate-food-water-energy nexus. A hitherto ignored though widely available renewable energy resource lies in downstream water flow exiting from existent hydroelectric power plant. The techno-economic feasibility of this renewable energy resource is enhanced by two factors: mature hydrokinetic river turbine technology and availability of data on the river channel flow downstream of hydro power plant. The main challenge lies in determination of the optimal hydrokinetic turbine placement downstream of hydro power plant. This challenge has stimulated research work both on the tidal and the river current variants of the turbine, turbine fence, and turbine farm layout problems. The renewable energy resource under consideration in this paper is of particular importance to countries with substantial hydro power generation, the leaders in the world at the presente time being in descending order: China, Brazil, and Canada.

: Hydroelectric Power; Hydrokinetic Energy; Downstream Channel; Renewable Energy; Turbine Placement; Optimisation

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T. Nzualo, R.Y.Qassim, P.C.C, Rosman, Hydrokinetic Energy Production from Downstream Currents in the Exit of Hydroelectric Power Plant: A Review, SCIREA Journal of Energy. Vol. 3 , No. 1 , 2018 , pp. 1 - 10 .


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