HYDRO-HEIGHTS engineers and small Hydropower projects consultants is a team of Consultants, Engineers, Surveyors & liaisoning manager having wide range of expertise in commercial aspects, operational management of small Hydropower projects, site identification, allotment of projects, preparation of detailed project reports, pre-feasibility reports, detailed survey & investigation , study of hydrology and site selection for Hydropower projects. All the liaisoning management, procurement of NOC from govt. and private organization and all type site organization is provided.
Hydroelectric power is the technology of generating electric power from the movement of water through the rivers streams and tides. Small hydro is the application of hydroelectric power on a commercial scale serving a small community. A generating capacity of upto 10 megawatts (MW) is becoming generally accepted as the upper limit to what can be termed small hydro, although this may be stretched to 25 and 30 MW in canada and the USA. In contrast many hydroelectric projects are of enormous size, such as the generating plant at Bhakra Nangal (2,074 MW) or the vast multiple projects on the Narmada Valley Project.
Small hydro is often developed using existing dams or through development of new dams whose primary purpose is river and lake water-level control,or irrigation. a small-scale hydroelectric facility requires a sizable flow of water and a reasonable height of fall water, called the head. Small hydro can be further subdivided into mini hydro, usually defined as less than 1000 KW , and micro hydro which is less than 100 KW. micro hydro is usually the application of hydroelectric power sized for small communities, single families or small enterprise.
Our Hydropower feasibility studies benefit from over fourteen years experience of consenting, designing and installing Hydropower systems. We have worked with all turbine types over a range of power outputs, from small mountain streams to large lowland rivers.
That hard-earned knowledge feeds into our Hydropower feasibility studies to ensure that your project starts on an accurate and realistic foundation – the prerequisite for a successful project.
We think of a Hydropower feasibility study as the start of a long relationship and we work closely with the client to understand their needs and expectations and get the scope of the study correctly defined at the beginning.
Hydropower systems have to be ‘bespoke designed’ to fit into a site, rather than onto a site as is the case with wind turbines, so the site survey is a particularly important part of a Hydropower feasibility study. A key element of the hydro site survey is to get a good understanding of the layout of the weir(s), channels, sluices and surrounding buildings so that some initial options for locating the hydro system can be discussed with the client.
We take accurate measurements across the site so we can work out the gross heads (differences in water levels) between all key points. The on-site and nearby electrical distribution infrastructure is also checked and any details available recorded, along with checks on site access for construction and delivery vehicles.
From the early stages of planning, permitting and compliance in renewable energy engineering through detailed design and construction management, our engineers are experts in Hydropower project development, plant rehabilitation, retrofit and upgrade for conventional and pumped storage. Specialized expertise includes water intakes and outlets, penstocks, powerhouses and water conveyance systems on Hydropower projects ranging from less than 200kw to more than 10 MW.