Nature protection technologies

8.4.3. Operation of small and microHPPs

Part 8. RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES

8.4. Small HPPs

8.4.3. Operation of small and microHPPs

V.А. Vasilyev, B.V. Tarnizhevskiy, ОJSC “ENIN”

 Unlike large reservoired HPPs, small ones don’t practically make negative influence on environment. Among the factors, complicating their operation, seasonal instability of a drain, and also ice formation, prevention from damages during the ice drift, etc. are of the greatest importance.

In Russia there are tens of companies, producing separate components or complete equipment for small and microHPPs.