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An Improved Techno-Economic Approach to Determination of More Precise Installed Parameter for Small Hydropower Plants

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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Montenegro, Džordža Vašingtona bb, 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro
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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Kraljice Marije 16, 11120 Belgrade, Serbia
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Academic Editor: Francesco De Paola
Water 2021, 13(17), 2419; https://doi.org/10.3390/w13172419
Received: 22 July 2021 / Revised: 29 August 2021 / Accepted: 31 August 2021 / Published: 3 September 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Urban Water Management)
Designing a small hydropower plant (SHPP) necessitates fulfillment of energy and ecological constraints, so a well-defined design flow is of the utmost significance. The main parameters of each SHPP are determined by appropriate techno-economic studies, whereas an improved approach to defining more precise SHPP installed parameter is presented in this paper. The SHPP installed parameter is the ratio of the design flow and averaged perennial flow obtained from the flow duration curve at the planned water intake location. Previous experiences in the design of SHPPs have shown that the SHPP installed parameter has a value in a wide range without the existence of an unambiguous equation for its determination. Therefore, with this aim, the thirty-eight (38) small watercources in the territory of Montenegro, denominated for the construction of SHPPs, have been investigated. SHPPs are divided into two groups depending on the installed capacity and the method of calculating the purchase price of electricity. For both groups, the range of SHPP installed parameter is determined according to the technical and economic criteria: the highest electricity production, the highest income, net present value (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR), and payback period (PB). View Full-Text
Keywords: small hydro power plant; SHPP installed parameter; design flow; feasibility of SHPP small hydro power plant; SHPP installed parameter; design flow; feasibility of SHPP
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Vilotijević, V.; Karadžić, U.; Vujadinović, R.; Kovijanić, V.; Božić, I. An Improved Techno-Economic Approach to Determination of More Precise Installed Parameter for Small Hydropower Plants. Water 2021, 13, 2419. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13172419

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Vilotijević V, Karadžić U, Vujadinović R, Kovijanić V, Božić I. An Improved Techno-Economic Approach to Determination of More Precise Installed Parameter for Small Hydropower Plants. Water. 2021; 13(17):2419. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13172419

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Vilotijević, Vidosava, Uroš Karadžić, Radoje Vujadinović, Vuko Kovijanić, and Ivan Božić. 2021. "An Improved Techno-Economic Approach to Determination of More Precise Installed Parameter for Small Hydropower Plants" Water 13, no. 17: 2419. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13172419

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