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Below are 50 results of the Related Publications of 'Environmental Impacts of Increased Hydroelectric Development at Existing Dams'. The publications are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. Download Adobe Reader.

1. Wind and Water Power Program - Water Power for a Clean Energy Future
This fact sheet provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Energy's Water Power Program.  Details Bookmark & Share
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2. A Review of Operational Water Consumption and Withdrawal Factors for Electricity Generating Technologies
This report provides estimates of operational water withdrawal and water consumption factors for electricity generating technologies in the United States. Estimates of water factors were collected fro  Details Bookmark & Share
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3. Using Revolving Loan Funds to Finance Energy Savings Performance Contracts in State and Local Agency Applications
Numerous pre-existing and newly emerging state- and locally-managed revolving loan funds (RLFs) are being used in conjunction with energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) as an option for financi  Details Bookmark & Share
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4. Southeast Regional Clean Energy Policy Analysis
More than half of the electricity produced in the southeastern states is fuelled by coal. Although the region produces some coal, most of the states depend heavily on coal imports. Many of the region  Details Bookmark & Share
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5. ESPC Overview: Cash Flows, Scenarios, and Associated Diagrams for Energy Savings Performance Contracts
This document is meant to inform state and local decision makers about the process of energy savings performance contracts, and how projected savings and allocated energy-related budgets can be impact  Details Bookmark & Share
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6. Estimation of Average Annual Streamflows and Power Potentials for Alaska and Hawaii
This paper describes the work done to develop average annual streamflow estimates and power potential for the states of Alaska and Hawaii. The Elevation Derivatives for National Applications (EDNA) da  Details Bookmark & Share
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7. Water Power: 2010 Peer Review Report
This document is the peer review panel’s observations and findings, response from the Water Program to these, and supporting meeting materials including an agenda and participants list.  Details Bookmark & Share
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8. 2011 Water Power Technologies Peer Review Report
This report provides findings from the peer review meeting held in November 2011 to review the progress and accomplishments of the Energy Department Water Power Program.  Details Bookmark & Share
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9. Estimation of Economic Parameters of U.S. Hydropower Resources
Tools for estimating the cost of developing and operating and maintaining hydropower resources in the form of regression curves were developed based on historical plant data. Development costs that we  Details Bookmark & Share
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10. Estimation of Economic Parameters of U.S. Hydropower Resources - INL Hydropower Resource Economics Database
Tools for estimating the cost of developing and operating and maintaining hydropower resources in the form of regression curves were developed based on historical plant data. Development costs that we  Details Bookmark & Share
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11. Evaluation of Blade-Strike Models for Estimating the Biological Performance of Large Kaplan Hydro Turbines
Bio-indexing of hydro turbines has been identified as an important means to optimize passage conditions for fish by identifying operations for existing and new design turbines that minimize the probab  Details Bookmark & Share
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12. Evaluation of Fish-Injury Mechanisms During Exposure to a High-Velocity Jet
As part of the research supported by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Hydropower Turbine System (AHTS) Program, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) conducted a study where age-0 a  Details Bookmark & Share
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13. Evolution of the Sensor Fish Device for Measuring Physical Conditions in Sever Hydraulic Environments
To assist in deriving biological specifications for design of turbine rehabilitation measures, new “fish-friendly” turbines, and spillway designs and operations, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory   Details Bookmark & Share
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14. Feasibility Assessment of the Water Energy Resources of the United States for New Low Power and Small Hydro Classes of Hydroelectric Plants: Appendix B - Assessment Results by State
Water energy resource sites identified in the resource assessment study reported in Water Energy Resources of the United States with Emphasis on Low Head/Low Power Resources, DOE/ID-11111, April 2004   Details Bookmark & Share
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15. Feasibility Assessment of the Water Energy Resources of the United States for New Low Power and Small Hydro Classes of Hydroelectric Plants: Appendix B - Assessment Results by State
Water energy resource sites identified in the resource assessment study reported in Water Energy Resources of the United States with Emphasis on Low Head/Low Power Resources, DOE/ID-11111, April 2004   Details Bookmark & Share
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16. Feasibility Assessment of the Water Energy Resources of the United States for New Low Power and Small Hydro Classes of Hydroelectric Plants: Main Report and Appendix A
Water energy resource sites identified in the resource assessment study reported in Water Energy Resources of the United States with Emphasis on Low Head/Low Power Resources, DOE/ID-11111, April 2004   Details Bookmark & Share
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17. Final Turbine and Test Facility Design Report Alden/NREC Fish Friendly Turbine
The final report provides an overview of the Alden/NREC Fish Friendly turbine design phase, turbine test plan, preliminary test results, costs, schedule, and a hypothetical application at a real world  Details Bookmark & Share
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18. Fish Passage Through a Simulated Horizontal Bulb Turbine Pressure Regime: A Supplement to "Laboratoy Studies of the Effects of Pressure and Dissolved Gas Supersaturation on Turbine-Passed Fish"
Migratory and resident fish in the Columbia River Basin are exposed to stresses associated with hydroelectric power production, including pressure changes during turbine passage. The responses of fall  Details Bookmark & Share
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19. Further Tests of Changes in Fish Escape Behavior Resulting from Sublethal Stresses Associated with Hydroelectric Turbine Passage
Fish that pass through a hydroelectric turbine may not be killed directly, but may nonetheless experience sublethal stresses that will increase their susceptibility to predators (indirect mortality).   Details Bookmark & Share
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20. Hydropower R&D: Recent Advances in Turbine Passage Technology
The purpose of this report is to describe the recent and planned R&D activities across the U.S. related to survival of fish entrained in hydroelectric turbines. In this report, we have considered stud  Details Bookmark & Share
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21. Hydropower’s Contribution to Carbon Dioxide Emission Reduction
The annual carbon dioxide emissions currently (1997 figures) avoided by the use of hydropower in electricity generation is 142 million metric tons, and it has a carbon tax value of $7.1 billion. Devel  Details Bookmark & Share
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22. Identifying the Effects on Fish of Changes in Water Pressure During Turbine Passage
This article discusses experiments conducted by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to determine how water pressure and dissolved gas levels associated with hydroelectric facilities may affect t  Details Bookmark & Share
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23. Laboratory Studies of the Effects of Pressure and Dissolved Gas Supersaturation on Turbine-Passed Fish
Designing advanced turbine systems requires knowledge of environmental conditions that injure or kill fish such as the stresses associated with hydroelectric power production, including pressure chang  Details Bookmark & Share
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24. Laboratory Studies of the Effects of Pressure and Dissolved Gas Supersaturation on Turbine-Passed Fish
Migratory and resident fish in the Columbia River Basin are exposed to stresses associated with hydroelectric power production, including changes in pressure as they pass through turbines and dissolve  Details Bookmark & Share
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25. Laboratory Studies on the Effects of Shear on Fish: Final Report
The overall objective of these studies was to specify an index describing the hydraulic force that fish experience when subjected to a shear environment. Fluid shear is a phenomenon that is important   Details Bookmark & Share
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26. Large-Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Circular Jet Flows
This report presents a numerical method for carrying out large-eddy simulations (LES) of turbulent free shear flows and an application of a method to simulate the flow generated by a nozzle dischargin  Details Bookmark & Share
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27. Microhydropower Handbook, Volume 1, Part 1
The purpose of the “Microhydropower Handbook, Volume 1, Part 1” is to provide a mechanically proficient lay person with sufficient information to evaluate microhydropower site potential, lay out a sit  Details Bookmark & Share
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28. Microhydropower Handbook, Volume 1, Part 2
The purpose of the “Microhydropower Handbook, Volume 1, Part 2” is to provide a mechanically proficient lay person with sufficient information to evaluate microhydropower site potential, lay out a sit  Details Bookmark & Share
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29. Microhydropower Handbook, Volume 2
The purpose of the “Microhydropower Handbook, Volume 2” - is to provide accompanying appendices, figures, and tables for the Microhydropower Handbook, Volume 1" for a mechanically proficient lay perso  Details Bookmark & Share
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30. A Summary of Environmentally Friendly Turbine Design Concepts
The Advanced Hydropower Turbine System Program (AHTS) was created in 1994 by the U.S. Department of Energy, Electric Power Research Institute, and the Hydropower Research Foundation. The Program’s mai  Details Bookmark & Share
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31. Advanced Sensor Fish Device for ImprovedTurbine Design
Juvenile salmon (smolts) passing through hydroelectric turbines are subjected to environmental conditions that can potentially kill or injure them. Many turbines are reaching the end of their operatio  Details Bookmark & Share
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32. Analysis of Environmental Issues Related to Small-Scale Hydroelectric Development II: Design Consideration for Passing Fish Upstream Around Dams
The purpose of this report is to provide general information for use by potential developers of small scale hydroelectric projects that will include facilities to pass migrating fish upstream around d  Details Bookmark & Share
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33. Analysis of Environmental Issues Related to Small-Scale Hydroelectric Development IV: Fish Mortality Resulting From Turbine Passage
The purpose of this report is to provide summary information for use by potential developers and regulators of small-scale hydroelectric projects (defined as existing dams that can be retrofitted to a  Details Bookmark & Share
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34. Analysis of Environmental Issues Related to Small-Scale Hydroelectric Development V: Instream Flow Needs for Fishery Resources
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to developers of small-scale hydroelectric projects on the assessment of instream flow needs. While numerous methods have been developed to assess t  Details Bookmark & Share
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35. Application of Biological Design Criteria and Computational Fluid Dynamics to Investigate Fish Survival in Kaplan Turbines
One of the contributing factors to fish injury in a turbine environment is shear stress. This paper presents the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to display and quantify areas of elevated sh  Details Bookmark & Share
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36. Biological Assessment of the Advanced Turbine Design at Wanapum Dam, 2005
Three studies were conducted to evaluate the biological performance of an advanced design turbine installed at Unit 8 of Wanapum Dam on the Columbia River in 2005 versus a conventional Kaplan turbine,  Details Bookmark & Share
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37. Characterization of Bead Trajectories through the Draft Tube of a Turbine Physical Model
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) makes extensive use of 1:25 scale Plexiglass models of hydroelectric turbines along the Columbia River to study turbine hydraulic performance and to identify p  Details Bookmark & Share
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38. Comparison of Blade-Strike Modeling Results with Empirical Data
This study is the initial stage of further investigation into the dynamics of injury to fish during passage through a turbine runner. As part of the study, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)  Details Bookmark & Share
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39. Developing Biological Specifications for Fish Friendly Turbines
This factsheet explains studies conducted in a highly reproducible manner to examine the biological effects to fish exposed to a shear environment in the laboratory. Strain rate was used as the index   Details Bookmark & Share
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40. Development of a New Technique to Assess Susceptibility to Predation Resulting from Sublethal Stresses (Indirect Mortality)
Fish that pass through a hydroelectric turbine may not be killed directly, but may nonetheless experience sublethal stresses that will increase their susceptibility to predators (indirect mortality).   Details Bookmark & Share
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41. Regulatory Approaches for Addressing Dissolved Oxygen Concerns at Hydropower Facilities
Low dissolved oxygen (DO) concentrations are a common water quality problem downstream of hydropower facilities. At some facilities, structural improvements (e.g. installation of weir dams or aerating  Details Bookmark & Share
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42. Response of Juvenile Pacific Lamprey to Turbine Passage
To help determine the Pacific lamprey’s ability to survive turbine passage, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientists conducted laboratory tests designed to simulate a fish’s passage through th  Details Bookmark & Share
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43. Simulated Passage through a Modified Kaplan Turbine Pressure Regime: A Supplement to "Laboratory Studies of the Effects of Pressure and Dissolved Gas Supersaturation on Turbine-Passed Fish"
A previous test series (Abernethy et al. 2001) evaluated the effects of passage through a Kaplan turbine under the “worst case” pressure conditions. For this series of tests, pressure changes were mod  Details Bookmark & Share
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44. Six-Degree-of-Freedom Sensor Fish Design - Governing Equations and Motion Modeling
The Sensor Fish device is being used at Northwest hydropower projects to better understand the conditions fish experience during passage through hydro turbines and other dam bypass alternatives. Since  Details Bookmark & Share
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45. Stay Vane and Wicket Gate Relationship Study
This report evaluates potential environmental and performance gains that can be achieved in a Kaplan turbine through non-structural modifications to stay vane and wicket gate assemblies. This summary   Details Bookmark & Share
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46. Study of Fish Response Using Particle Image Velocimetry and High-Speed, High-Resolution Imaging
Fish swimming has fascinated both engineers and fish biologists for decades. Digital particle image velocimetry (DPIV) and high-speed, high-resolution digital imaging are recently developed analysis t  Details Bookmark & Share
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47. Technologies for Evaluating Fish Passage Through Turbines
This study evaluated the feasibility of two types of technologies to observe fish and near neutrally buoyant drogues as they move through hydropower turbines. Existing or reasonably modified light-emi  Details Bookmark & Share
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48. The Development of Advanced Hydroelectric Turbines to Improve Fish Passage Survival
Recent efforts to improve the survival of hydroelectric turbine-passed juvenile fish have explored modifications to both operation and design of the turbines. Much of this research is being carried ou  Details Bookmark & Share
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49. The Effects of Turbine Passage on C-Start Behavior of Salmon at the Wanapum Dam, Washington
In 2005, Grant County Public Utility District No. 2 (GCPUD) replaced one of the 10 Kaplan turbines at Wanapum Dam with an advanced turbine that was developed with support from the U.S. Department of E  Details Bookmark & Share
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50. Turbine Imaging Technology Assessment
The goal of this project was to identify and evaluate imaging technologies for observing juvenile fish within a Kaplan turbine, and specifically that would enable scientists to determine mechanisms of  Details Bookmark & Share
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