Civil works for hydroelectric facilities : guidelines for by Asce Hydropower Task Committee

By Asce Hydropower Task Committee

''Civil Works for Hydroelectric amenities: instructions for all times Extension and Upgrade'' explores methodologies and strategies for utilizing rehabilitation engineering to getting older hydroelectric infrastructure. This file offers guidance for all times extension and improve of hydroelectric works to be used via proprietors, operators, regulators, and engineers contemplating infrastructure rehabilitation or alternative. provided by means of the Hydropower activity Committee of ASCE's strength department, this ebook beneficial properties proper case experiences that illustrate options for bettering the functionality and increasing the provider lifetime of civil works of dams and hydroelectric vegetation

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Civil works for hydroelectric facilities : guidelines for life extension and upgrade

''Civil Works for Hydroelectric amenities: instructions for all times Extension and Upgrade'' explores methodologies and strategies for using rehabilitation engineering to getting older hydroelectric infrastructure. This document presents instructions for all times extension and improve of hydroelectric works to be used by means of proprietors, operators, regulators, and engineers contemplating infrastructure rehabilitation or substitute.

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There are several approaches to evaluating the overall condition, first, of components, and then, of the total overall project. The evaluator should exercise same level of step-by-step documentation, inspection, and testing. In evaluating costs for repair of each component, a similar estimate of the value of benefit of repair should be added either empirically or subjectively. the the the the In arriving at the condition of a project feature, the evaluator considers the design criteria, an assessment of the remaining useful life, and any new examinations or tests that would aid in quantifying the life extension study.

And finally, the traditional yardstick of adequate return on investment is met by economic feasibility, as well as the ability to secure adequate funding to assure financial feasibility. 1 17 Sources of Information Where is the information likely to reside? The most potentially useful sources are the project files maintained by (1) the original owner and designer, (2) regulators, (3) current owner project personnel, and (4) local libraries, and historical associations. Local interviews, including, where possible, workers involved in the original project construction are also possible sources.

Debt service, taxes and insurance, and annual payments for water rights, headwater benefits and other. • • • Emergency Action Plans. Stakeholder groups and activities. • • • (Committee Collective Knowledge, 2005) Financial history, including project financing and restrictions. Power purchase agreements and negotiations. Power marketing, wheeling and transmission agreements. Future power projects and market assumptions. CIVIL WORKS FOR HYDROELECTRIC FACILITIES 19 Regulators Almost without exception, all hydroelectric projects receive some regulatory oversight.

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