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Idaho National Laboratory

Hydropower
Technology Development

1991

Rinehart, B. N., 1991, Department of Energy Small-Scale Hydropower Program Feasibility Assessment and Technology Development Summary Report, Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, NTIS No. DOE/ID-10322.

The purpose of this report is to present an overview of two subprograms of the U.S. Department of Energy Small-Scale Hydroelectric Power Program. These subprograms are the Program Research and Development Announcement (PRDA) Feasibility Assessments, of which there were 55, and the program opportunity notice (PON) Technology Development Projects (formerly known as the Demonstration Projects), of which there were 20. The Feasibility Assessment program initiated by DOE, received and considered for support proposals adding hydroelectric generation capacity to existing dams. This PRDA was for adding hydroelectric generation capacity of between 15 kW and 50 MW to existing dams with heads of 20 m. Individuals, corporations, companies, educational institutions, nonprofit and not-for-profit institutions and others, including state and local governments, but not federal agencies, individually or as proposed project teams, who desired to have their hydroelectric feasibility analysis considered by DOE, responded to this PRDA. Two hundred fourteen responses were received, but only 55 received awards. These sites were selected to provide widespread geographical distribution, as well as a variety of water resources, hydroelectric power capacities, and dam or diversion structures. The assessments from these 55 sites were used to encourage development of renewable resources for power generation, which provided engineering, economic, environmental, safety, and institutional information. Under the PON, 19 proposals of the 89 submitted were awarded cooperative agreements. DOE participated in a sharing program for each project. The objectives of the Technology Development Program were: to use available technology in demonstrating the economic viability of small hydroelectric power; to identify engineering, economic, environmental, and institutional aspects associated with small-scale hydropower development; and to disseminate data on the construction and maintenance of these facilities.

1990

PA Hydroelectric Development Corporation, Flat Rock Dam Small-Scale Hydroelectric Power Demonstration Project, Project Summary Report, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 1990, NTIS No. DOE/ID-12130.

The final summary report presents an overview of what a developer has to go through to obtain a license for a small hydroelectric facility.

1989

City of Paterson, New Jersey Great Falls Small-Scale Hydroelectric Power Demonstration Project, Final Operation and Maintenance Report, Paterson, New Jersey, September 1989, NTIS No. DOE/ID-12127-2.

The final operation and maintenance report on the City of Paterson, New Jersey/Independent Hydro Developers Hydroelectric facility summarizes operation, maintenance activities, and costs for 2 years of operation.

Green Mountain Power Corporation, Bolton Falls Small-Scale Hydroelectric Power Demonstration Project, Final Operation and Maintenance Report, Burlington, Vermont, July 1989, NTIS No. DOE/ID-23212-4.

The final operation and maintenance report on the Bolton Falls Hydroelectric Facility summarizes operation, maintenance activities, and costs for 2 years of operation.

1988

Broad River Electric Cooperative, Inc., Cherokee Falls Small-Scale Hydroelectric Power Demonstration Project, Final Operation and Maintenance Report, Gaffney, South Carolina, August 1988, NTIS No. DOE/ID-12125-2.

The final operation and maintenance report on the Broad River Cooperative, Inc., Hydroelectric facility summarizes operation, maintenance activities, and costs for 2 years of operation.

City of Spokane, Washington, Small-Scale Hydroelectric Power Demonstration Project, Final Operation and Maintenance Report, Spokane, Washington, April 1988, NTIS No.DOE/ID-12118-1.

The final operation and maintenance report onthe City of Spokane Hydroelectric facil-ity summarizes operation, maintenance activities, and costs for 2 years of operation.

Boott Hydropower, Inc., Lowell, Massachusetts, Small-Scale Hydroelectric Power Demonstration Project, Final Operation and Maintenance Report, Lawrence, Massachusetts, March 1988, NTIS No. DOE/ID-12124-2.

The final operation and maintenance report on the Lowell, Massachusetts, Boott Hydropower, Inc., Hydroelectric facility summarizes of operation, maintenance activities, and costs for 2years of operation.

City of Tallahassee, Florida, Small-Scale Hydroelectric Power Demonstration Project, Final Operation and Maintenance Report, Tallahassee, Florida, March 1988, NTIS No. DOE/ID-12128-2.

The final operation and maintenance report on the Jackson Bluff Hydroelectric Facility summarizes operation, maintenance activities, and costs for 2 years of operation.

1987

City of Spokane, Washington, Small-Scale Hydroelectric Power Demonstration Project, Rehabilitation After Dam Failure Report, Spokane, Washington, October 1987, NTIS No.CONF-8708124.

The rehabilitation after dam failure report on the City of Spokane Hydroelectric facility summarizes construction activities of both the old and new plant.

Reactivation of the Elk Rapids Hydroelectric Facility, Final Operation and Maintenance Report, Antrim County, Michigan, May 1987, NTIS No.DOE/RA/23209-1.

The final operation and maintenance report on the Elk Rapids Hydroelectric facility summarizes operation, maintenance activities, and costs for 2years of operation.

Boott Hydropower, Lowell Hydroelectric Project, Final Technical and Construction Cost Report, Lowell, Massachusetts, 1987, NTIS No.DOE/ID-12124.

The final technical and construction cost report on Boott Hydropower, Lowell Small-Scale Hydroelectric Project addresses licensing and permits, environmental concerns, engineering and design, safety, material and equipment procurements, construction costs, publicity, and photographs.

Broad River Electric Cooperative, Inc., Cherokee Falls Small-Scale Hydroelectric Demonstration Project, Final Technical and Construction Cost Report, Gaffney, South Carolina, 1987, NTIS No. DOE/ID-12125.

The final technical and construction cost report on Broad River Electric Cooperative, Inc., Cherokee Falls Hydroelectric Project addresses licensing and permits, environmental concerns, engineering and design, safety, material and equipment procurements, construction costs, publicity, and photographs.

City of Gonzales, Texas, Small-Scale Hydroelectric Power Demonstration Project, Final Operation and Maintenance Report, Gonzales, Texas, 1987, NTIS No. DOE/ID-12121-3.

The final operation and maintenance report on the city of Gonzales Hydroelectric project summarizes operation, maintenance activities, and costs for 2 years of operation.

City of Paterson, New Jersey, Great Falls Small-Scale Hydroelectric Demonstration Project, Final Technical and Construction Cost Report, Paterson, NewJersey, 1987, NTIS No.DOE/ID-122127.

The final technical and construction cost report on City of Paterson, New Jersey, Great Falls Project addresses licensing and permits, environmental concerns, engineering and design, safety, material and equipment procurements, construction costs, publicity, and photographs.

Green Mountain Power Corporation Bolton Falls Hydroelectric Redevelopment, Final Technical and Construction Cost Report, Burlington, Vermont, 1987, NTIS No. DOE/RA/232121-2.

The final technical and construction cost report of Green Mountain Power Corporation's Small-Scale Hydroelectric Project addresses licensing and permits, environmental concerns, engineering and design, safety, material and equipment procurements, construction costs, publicity, and photographs.

1986

City of Tallahassee, Florida, Small-Scale Hydroelectric Power Demonstration Project, Final Technical and Construction Cost Report, Tallahassee, Florida, September 1986, NTIS No.DOE/ID-12128-1.

The final technical and construction cost report of the City of Tallahassee, Florida Hydroelectric Project addresses licensing and permits, environmental concerns, engineering and design, material and equipment procurement, construction costs, publicity, and photographs.

City of Idaho Falls Hydroelectric Demonstration Project, Final Operation and Maintenance Report, Idaho Falls, Idaho, May 1986, NTIS No.DOE/RA/01699-6.

The Final Operation and Maintenance Report on Idaho Falls' Hydroelectric Plant summarizes of operation and maintenance activities, and costs for 3 years of operation.

1985

Upper Mechanicville Hydroelectric Redevelopment Project, Final Operation and Maintenance Report, Mechanicville, New York, November 1985, NTIS No.DOE/RA/12117-5.

The Final Operation and Maintenance Report on New York State Electric and Gas-Company's Upper Mechanicville Hydroelectric Project summarizes of operation, maintenance activities, and costs for 2 years of operation.

Garland Canal Shoshone Irrigation District Hydroelectric Project, Final Operation and Maintenance Report, Powell, Wyoming, October1985, NTIS No.DOE/ID-12129-1.

The final report on the operation and maintenance of the Shoshone Irrigation District Hydroelectric Project summarizes operation, maintenance activities, and costs for 2 years of plant operation.

Riegel Textile Corporation, Fries, Virginia, Plant Hydro Project, Trash Rake Drawings, July 1985, NTIS No. DOE/RA/23213-4.

Drawings and specifications for the trash rake built by Riegel Fries plant personnel.

Reactivation of the Elk Rapids Hydroelectric Facility, Final Technical and Construction Cost Report, Antrim County, Michigan, May 1985, NTIS No.DOE/RA/23209.

The final technical and construction cost report on Antrim County, Michigan, Small-Scale Hydroelectric Project addresses licensing and permits, environmental concerns, engineering and design, safety, material and equipment procurements, construction costs, publicity, and photographs.

City of Gonzales, Texas, Small-Scale Hydroelectric Power Demonstration Project, Final Technical and Construction Cost Report, Gonzales, Texas, January 1985, NTIS No. DOE/ID-12121-T2.

The final technical and construction cost report on the City of Gonzales, Texas, Small-Scale Hydroelectric Project addresses licensing and permits, environmental concerns, engineering and design, safety, material and equipment procurements, construction costs, publicity, and photographs.

1984

City of Spokane, Washington, Small-Scale Hydroelectric Power Demonstration Project, Final Technical and Construction Cost Report, Spokane, Washington, December 1984, NTIS No. DOE/ID-12118.

The final technical and construction cost report on the City of Spokane, Washington, Small-Scale Hydroelectric Project addresses licensing and permits, environmental concerns, engineering and design, safety, material and equipment procurements, construction costs, publicity, and photographs.

Upper Mechanicville Hydroelectric Redevelopment Project, Final Technical and Construction Report, Mechanicville, New York, July 1984, NTIS No.DOE-RA/12117-4.

The final technical and construction cost report on New York State Electric & Gas Company's Upper Mechanicville Hydroelectric Project addresses licensing and permits, environmental concerns, engineering and design, safety, material and equipment procurements, construction costs, publicity, and photographs.

Shawmut Hydroelectric Redevelopment Project, Final Operation and Maintenance Report, Benton, Maine, June 1984, NTIS No. DOE/ID-12126-2.

The final report on the operation and maintenance of the Central Maine Power Shawmut Hydroelectric Plant summarizes operation and maintenance activities, costs, and revenues for 2years of plant operation.

City of Tallahassee, Florida, Small-Scale Hydroelectric Power Demonstration Project, Emergency Action Plan, Tallahassee, Florida, May 1984, NTIS No. DOE/ID-12128.

This City of Tallahassee's plan for action to be taken in case of dam failure gives details of warning methods and describes the actions of personnel responding and directing action to ensure that no life is lost and damage is kept minimal.

Sawmill Hydrostation Redevelopment, Final Operations and Maintenance Report, Berlin, New Hampshire, April 1984, NTIS No. DOE/RA/23210-3.

The final report on the operations and maintenance of the sawmill Hydroelectric Project summarizes operation, maintenance activities, costs, and revenues for 3 years of plant operation.

Garland Canal Shoshone Irrigation District Hydroelectric Project, Final Technical and Construction Cost Report, Powell, Wyoming, March 1984, NTIS No.DOE/ID-12129.

The final technical and construction cost report of Shoshone Irrigation District's Small-Scale Hydroelectric Project addresses licensing and permits, environmental concerns, engineering and design, safety, material and equipment procurements, construction costs, publicity, and photographs.

Garvins Falls Hydroelectric Redevelopment Project, Final Operation and Maintenance Report, Bow, New Hampshire, January 1984, NTIS No. DE-84007793 or DOE/ID-12122-1.

The final report on the operation and maintenance of the Garvins Falls Hydroelectric Plant summarizes operation, maintenance activities, costs, and revenues for 2 years of plant operation.

Salt River Project, South Consolidated Hydroelectric Generating Station, Final Operating Report, Mesa, Arizona, January 1984, NTIS No. DE-84006378 or DOE/RA/23214-2.

The final report on the operations and maintenance of the South Consolidated Hydroelectric Plant summarizes operation, maintenance activities, costs, and revenues for 2 years of plant operation.

1983

Fries Virginia Plant Hydroproject, Final Operating Report, Fries, Virginia, December 1983, NTIS No. DOE/RA/23213-3.

This is the final report on the operations and maintenance of the Fries Hydroelectric Plant, summarizes operation, maintenance activities, costs, and revenues for 2years of plant operation.

Salt River Project, South Consolidated Hydroelectric Generation Station, First Annual Operating Report, Mesa, Arizona, July 1983, NTIS No. DE-83015309 or DOE/RA/23214-1.

This first-year operation and maintenance report summarizes of operation, and maintenance activities, costs, and revenues for the first year of plant operation.

Fries Virginia Plant Hydroproject, First Annual Operating Report, Fries, Virginia, June 1983, NTIS No. DE-83016336 or DOE/RA/23213-2.

This first-year operation and maintenance report summarizes operation and maintenance activities, costs, and revenues for the first year of plant operation.

City of Idaho Falls Hydroelectric Demonstration Project, Final Technical and Construction Cost Report, Idaho Falls, Idaho, May 1983, NTIS No.DE-83013853 or DOE/RA/01699-4.

This is the final technical and construction cost report on Idaho Falls' hydroelectric plant project. Topics addressed include licensing and permits, environmental concerns, engineering and design, safety, material and equipment procurement, construction costs, publicity, and photographs.

Turlock Irrigation District Drop No. 1 Power Plant: Final Operation and Maintenance Report, Turlock, California, April 1983, NTIS No.DE-83013342 or DOE/RA/23215-3.

The final operation and maintenance report on Turlock Irrigation District's Drop No. 1 Plant summarizes operation, maintenance activities, costs, and revenues for the first 2 years of plant operation.

1982

Public Service Company of New Hampshire Drop No. 1 Power Plant Expansion of Garvins Falls Hydroelectric Plant, Final Technical and Construction Cost Report, Bow, New Hampshire, December 1982, NTIS No. DE-83007221 or 121221-T1 DOE/ID-121221-T1.

The final technical and construction cost report on Public Service Company of New Hampshire Garvins Falls Project addresses licensing and permits, environmental concerns, engineering and design, safety, material and equipment procurements, construction costs, publicity, and photographs.

Goodyear Lake Hydroelectric Generating Station Redevelopment, Final Operating Cost Report, Milford, New York, November 1982, NTIS No. DE-83004753 or DOE/RA/23211-4.

The final operation and maintenance report on Goodyear Lake summarizes operation, maintenance activities, costs, and revenues for 2years of plant operation.

Goodyear Lake Hydroelectric Generation Station Redevelopment. Final Technical and Construction Cost Report, Milford, New York, October 1982, NTIS No. DOE/RA/23211.

This is the final technical and construction cost report on the Goodyear Lake Small-Scale Hydroelectric Project. Topics addressed include licensing and permits, environmental concerns, engineering and design, safety, material, equipment procurements, construction costs, publicity, and photographs.

Goodyear Lake Hydroelectric Generating Station Redevelopment, Second Annual Report, Milford, New York, October 1982, NTIS No.DE-83003156 or DOE/RA/23211-2.

This first-year operation and maintenance report summarizes operation, maintenance activities, costs, and revenues for the first year of operation.

Goodyear Lake Hydroelectric Generating Station Redevelopment, Second Annual Report, Milford, New York, October 1982, NTIS No.DE-83003156 or DOE/RA/23211-3.

This second-year operation and maintenance report summarizes operation, maintenance activities, costs, and revenues for the second year of plant operation.

James River-New Hampshire Electric, Inc., Sawmill Hydrostation Redevelopment, Final Report, Berlin, New Hampshire, August 1982, NTIS No.DE-83000446 or DOE/RA/23210-2.

The final technical and construction cost report on James River's Sawmill Small-Scale Hydroelectric Project addresses licensing and permits, environmental concerns, engineering and design, safety, material and equipment procurements, construction costs, publicity, and photographs.

Shawmut Hydroelectric Redevelopment Project, Final Technical and Construction Cost Report, Benton, Maine, August 1982, NTIS No. DE-82021007 or DOE/ID-12126.

The final technical and construction cost report on Central Main Power's Shawmut Small-Scale Hydroelectric Project addresses licensing and permits, environmental concerns, engineering and design, safety, material and equipment procurements, construction costs, publicity, and photographs.

Upper Mechanicville Hydroelectric Redevelopment Project, Project Management Plan, Mechanicville, New York, July 1982, NTIS No.DE-83009353 or DOE/RA/12117-3.

This project management plan for the New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) Mechanicville Hydroelectric Project addresses definition of project objectives, organizational composition of the management team, responsibilities of all participants in the project, project controls, and the required reports and meetings.

Riegel Textile Corporation, Fries, Virginia Plant Hydroproject, Final Technical and Construction Cost Report, Fries, Virginia, June 1982, NTIS No.DE82020698 or DOE/RA/23213.

The final technical and construction cost report on Riegel's Fries, Virginia, Small-Scale Hydroelectric Project addresses licensing and permits, environmental concerns, engineering and design, safety, material and equipment procurements, construction costs, publicity, and photographs.

City of Idaho Falls Low-Head Hydroelectric Demonstration Project, Emergency Action Plan, Idaho Falls, Idaho, June 1982, NTIS No. DE-82021385 or DOE/RA/01699-T1.

This is the City of Idaho Falls' plan for action to be taken in case of failure of one of the three dams, or any combination of them, including all three. It gives details of warning methods, and describes the actions of personnel responding and directing action to ensure no life is lost and damage is kept minimal.

1981

Upper Mechanicville Hydroelectric Redevelopment Temporary Construction Emergency Action Plan, Mechanicville, New York, December 1981, NTIS No.DE-82007868 or DOE/RA/12117-2.

This emergency action plan presents standard procedures for personnel at the construction site if failure of cofferdam should occur.

South Consolidated Hydroelectric Project, Final Technical and Construction Cost Report, Mesa, Arizona (Salt River Project), October 1981, NTIS No. DOE-RA-23214.

The final technical and construction cost report on South Consolidated Small-Scale Hydroelectric Project addresses licensing and permits, environmental concerns, engineering and design, safety, material and equipment procurements, construction costs, publicity, and photographs.

Green Mountain Power Corporation Bolton Falls Hydroelectric Redevelopment, First Annual Report, Burlington, Vermont, March 1981, NTIS No.DOE/RA/232121-T1.

The Green Mountain Power Corporation's first annual report on redevelopment of the Bolton Falls Hydro Site summarizes of major events, project status, expenditures, schedules, costs, management organization, and photographs.

Turlock Irrigation District Drop No. 1 Power Plant, Final Technical and Construction Cost Report, Turlock Irrigation District, Turlock, California, January 1981, NTIS No. DE-83015148 or DOE/RA/23215.

The final technical and construction cost report on the Drop No. 1 Small-Scale Hydroelectric Project addresses licensing and permits, environmental concerns, engineering and design, safety, material and equipment procurements, construction costs, publicity, and photographs.

Turlock Lake Powerhouse, Design Report and Operations Manual, Turlock, California, January 1981, NTIS No.DOE/RA/23215-2.

This report presents the design and operational criteria used by Turlock Irrigation District for their Drop No. 1 Plant.

1980

Project Design Criteria Manual: Upper Mechanicville Hydroelectric Redevelopment Project, Acres American Inc., for New York Electric & Gas Corporation, Binghamton, New York, December 1980, NTIS No. DOE/RA-12117.

This design criteria manual was used by the New York Electric & Gas Corporation to design their upper Mechanicville Hydroelectric Redevelopment Project.

Sawmill Hydrostation Redevelopment, First Annual Report, Brown Company Engineering Department, Berlin, New Hampshire, November 1980, NTIS No.DOE/RA/23210-T-1.

The Brown-New Hampshire, Inc., annual report on the construction of a Sawmill Small-Scale Hydroelectric Project addresses licensing and permits, environmental concerns, engineering and design, safety, material and equipment procurement, construction, publicity, and photographs.

1979

Idaho Falls Hydroelectric Project, Project Definition Phase Report, International Engineering Company, Inc., February 1979, NTIS No. ID0-10078.

This report presents the results of the project definition phase of the Idaho Falls Low-Head Hydroelectric Demonstration Project. The project resulted in the redevelopment of three existing power plants on the SnakeRiver in or near Idaho Falls, Idaho, using bulb turbogenerators. The project was partially funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, and will demonstrate that bulb turbine technology is an economically viable and environmentally acceptable means of developing new or upgrading old hydropower sites. The report also discusses benefits, costs, schedules, licensing, and financing of the project.

1978

Idaho Falls Hydroelectric Project, Design Criteria, International Engineering Company, Inc., December 1978, NTIS No. ID0-1699-1.

This report presents the basic minimum design criteria and requirements for the civil and mechanical works of the Idaho Falls Hydroelectric Project.

Idaho Falls Hydroelectric Project, Selection of Unit Size, International Engineering Company, Inc., October 1978, NTIS No. ID0-1699-2.

This report presents the studies that IECO made to select the unit size for the Idaho Falls Hydroelectric Project. The following factors were considered: water availability, estimated costs for furnishing and installing the units, the value of the power benefits established for the project, unit efficiencies, and estimated construction costs. The optimum turbine size was found to be 8.0 MW (6000 cfs discharge capacity), which would produce energy at a cost of 21 mil/kWh.

Idaho Falls Hydroelectric Project, Preliminary Report, International Engineering Company, Inc., February 1978, NTIS No. ID0-10071.

This report includes a brief appraisal of the existing generation facilities and condition of the existing concrete structures; a geological reconnaissance of the Upper and Lower Plant Sites; an analysis of the power potential of the two sites; investigation and comparative evaluation of four alternatives for redeveloping the stream flows for power generation; selection of the most suitable alternative for development; and preparation of drawings and detailed quantity and cost estimates for the recommended development.

Idaho Falls, City Hydroelectric Power Plant: Preliminary Report, International Engineering Company, Inc., February 1978, NTIS No. ID0-10073.

This report documents the investigation and comparative evaluation of four alternatives for redeveloping the hydroelectric potential of the stream flows at the City Plant, selection of the most suitable redevelopment alternatives, and evaluation of the existing environment and the environmental aspects of the recommended development.

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