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Investigation of barriers against the development of hydro power schemes in Northwest England

Leigh, P.; Aggidis, G.; Howard, D.. 2007 Investigation of barriers against the development of hydro power schemes in Northwest England. In: BHA Annual Conference - "Hydro - the Next Generation", Birnam, Perthshire, 10-11 October 2007.

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Abstract/Summary

This paper describes the development of a sequential decision support system to promote hydroelectric power in North-West England. The system, composed of a series of integrated models, addresses barriers to the installation of hydroelectric power schemes. Information is linked through an economic assessment which identifies different turbine options, assesses their suitability for location and demand; and combines the different types of information in a way that supports decision making. The system is structured into five components: the hydrological resource is modelled using Low Flows software, the turbine options are identified from hydrological, environmental and demand requirements; and the consequences of different solutions will be fed into other components so that the environmental impacts and public acceptability can be assessed and valued.

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Paper)
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Biodiversity > SE01A Sustainable Monitoring and Management of Land Resources > SE01.3 Land Use Change
CEH Sections: Shore
Additional Keywords: Flow duration curve, Hydro-electric power, North-West England, Sequential decision making
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Electronics, Engineering and Technology
Date made live: 10 Mar 2008 15:40
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/2517

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