A COST BENEFIT ANALISYS FOR HYDROPOWER PRODUCTION IN WATER DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS BY PUMP AS TURBINE (PAT)

Marco Sinagra, Tullio Tucciarelli, Oreste Fecarotta, Armando Carravetta

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Abstract

The use of micro hydroelectric plant in urban pipe networks, based on the combination of a PAT, two regulating valves and two pressure meters, is proposed along with simple automation rules. Its economic benefit is tested on a small pipe network, where the network geometry, as well as the demand coefficient variation in time and space have been inferred from previously collected data and existing analysis. A similar analysis has been also carried out for different scenarios, where the reduction of pipe installation cost due to a diameter reduction is compared with the increased benefit in energy production. The case study shows that a small increment of the pipe installation cost, with respect to the minimum required by the nodes minimum pressure, can lead to a larger benefit for energy production.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Numero di pagine22
RivistaJOURNAL OF WATER RESOURCES PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
Volume1
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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