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The present and the future of HYDROELECTRIC POWER GENERATION

All currently existing hydroelectric power generation methods use - fully, or at least partly – the POTENTIAL ENERGY (volume) of the water. There is no way to control (INCREASE) the velocity (speed) of the water unless we increase the height of the dam, or – for example – increase the vertical drop in case of a run off the river generating station.

These kinds of “increases” are rarely possible at all, or even if physically possible, it would be so expensive that the cost makes it meaningless.

There is a recent Canadian innovation that makes it possible to fully control (increase or decrease AT WILL) the velocity (SPEED) of the water, and doing so in an absolutely economical way.

This innovation utilizes KINETIC ENERGY (SPEED) instead of POTENTIAL ENERGY (VOLUME) of the water.

As laws of physics go { KE=(m*v2) } – water running with double speed would push through the penfold double volume of water. This would generate 8 (EIGHT) times more torque on the turbine.Even if we draw just the same volume of water, but with double speed – we generate 4 (FOUR) times more electric power – and we need a much smaller penstock.

It is evident what effect this Canadian innovation will bring to the hydroelectric generation world - not only in Canada.

This new generation method can be utilized at already existing power stations, as well as at new installations, or even at currently non-powered dams without any environmental impact.Therefore, we can substantially increase the generating capacity, without any large additional investment, and without any additional water volume requirement.

Due to the above facts, many sites previously considered being unfit for hydroelectric generation purpose, now come up as very potential opportunities.

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