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What's the smallest hydropower plant that can blackstart a grid?

One of the most underrated capabilites of classical, large-scale hydropower plants is their ability to "black start" a dead electric grid. I'm not going to go into details on the blackstart ...
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How to move water to a new dam?

There are many videos on Youtube about opening of new dams, where the water is already ready to go though the dam. What I wonder is how engineers moves water to a new dam. To me it seams as a chicken ...
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calculation for hydropower project

I'm studying a hydro-power project in high rise building. given a 100 story building(3 meter per floor) with 2.5 cubic meter of water per floor DAILY with 1 or more tanks within the floors and turbine ...
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Assessing flow rate from open sea into a container

I'm currently assessing sub sea pumped hydro capabilities, and need to use the flow rate in order to calculate power output. I can calculate the energy storage capacity using E = mgh: $E=mgh = ...
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calculating flow rate in a given water tank and Water Head in hydropower

I'm calculating feasibility of using grey water in high rise buildings to generate hydroelectricity. let's assume a given water volume of 100 cubic meters a day and a water head of 100 meter. what ...
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What specific technical concerns exist for China's Three Gorges damn on the Yangtze river?

Recently, many people (specifically geopolitical and financial analysts) have pointed out that there is a serious concern about China's Three Gorges Dam breaking and causing catastrophic flooding that ...