Show simple item record Melvin, Lindsay M. K. en_US 2009-12-09T16:42:14Z 2009-12-09T16:42:14Z 2004-08-01-01:09T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier (Sirsi) AQJ-4035 en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the feasibility of implementing small hydro as an alternative energy source in Manitoba. An alternative resource is sought to serve consumers in an environmentally and economically acceptable manner. Small hydro uses run-of-the-river concepts with kinetic turbine technologies; it does not allow water retention exceeding twenty four hours. This thesis examines small hydro according to the subjects of turbine technologies, flow management, site selection and economic analysis. Current reaction turbines and new off-the-shelf kinetic turbine designs may be used in conjunction with methodologies for increasing flow rates to produce a reasonable amount of power in an environmentally acceptable manner. Undeveloped small hydro sites exist in northern Manitoba where communities are currently served by costly diesel generation, and in more southern locations with transmission and road access. An economic analysis of small hydro requires a community survey, a cost-benefit analysis, and comparisons with other technologies. Conclusions indicate that small hydro is potentially viable in Manitoba and warrants a more detailed feasibility study. en_US
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dc.rights The reproduction of this thesis has been made available by authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research, and may only be reproduced and copied as permitted by copyright laws or with express written authorization from the copyright owner. en_US
dc.title Small hydro in Manitoba en_US Mechanical and Industrial Engineering en_US Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US

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