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Hydro Energy in Style : HydEA

  To enhance the effectiveness of existing hydropower plants, methods to carry out the exploitation of existing plants in a more effective way were explored in various parts of the World. HydEA (Hydro Efficiency Analysis) project was inserted in this context, to increase the overall efficiency of hydroelectric plants through the more rational use of the resources was obtained by data-driven approaches. This framework allows the real-time detection of deviations from the expected values.  " It is also possible to recognize, through the recalculation of the models at fixed intervals, very slow decay of the system performance ".  @ EnergyinStyle

New Trend of Research : Underwater Turbines

  Tidal turbines have blades that turn a rotor to power a generator just like other turbines. They are placed on the seafloor where there is strong tidal flow. Because water is denser than air, tidal turbines are much heavier than wind turbines. The turbines would be installed at depths of 300 feet (91 meters) or more, in areas of fast-moving water " where not many things live ". However, blades of such turbines may injure or kill aquatic species. That is why new technologies to innovate underwater turbines are now a widely popular topic of research.  Case Study . Image Courtesy:   @EnergyinStyle  

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New Job Opening : Water Resource Engineer Location: Karnataka, India

  E I Technologies Pvt. Ltd.  Water Resource Engineer Location: Karnataka, India  Desired Expertise: water resource engineering, water, design, planning, engineering, Channel Design, HEC2, Surface Water Modeling, Drainage Studies, River Engineering, Watershed Modeling, Floodplain Analysis, HEC1, Flood Forecasting, Water Supply Click here to apply .

R&D Engineer in New Delhi

  MACLEC TECHNICAL PROJECT LABORATORY PVT LTD R&D Engineer  (Electrical HT/LT Systems/Inverters/Power Stabilizers) Location : New Delhi,India Expected Start Date: 15/9/2021 Job Types: Full-time, Contract, Commission Salary: ₹20,000.00 - ₹60,000.00 per month

Three new innovations which has revolutionized the advancement of "Water to Wire" technologies

 The world’s first hydroelectric power plant illuminated the house of H.J. Roger and a nearby building on Sept. 30, 1882. Today more than 2,000 hydropower plants generate clean, reliable energy across America. This was possible due to the frequent innovations that were observed in this field of technology. "But for water power to realize its full potential, innovative technologies are needed to meet new challenges and harness new resource types, from streams to the ocean"( OEERE ) and many other such novel technologies which will enable the concept of Water To Wire Technology. Below are the three promising water power technologies under research now:  Helicoid Penstocks "The spiral-shaped design of human blood vessels to create a similarly shaped penstock pipe."( HSW ) The helicoid penstock is similar to a rifle barrel through which water flows and the penstock began to spin. The spiraling pipe provides additional energy and injects the water directly into the turbi

New Trend of Hydropower : Powering non-powered dams

  According to the  Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy , tens of thousands of dams across USA don’t produce power. The inclusion of power generation equipments to these locations will add 12 GW of new hydropower capacity to the grid. So novel technologies are innovated to produce power from the unutilized hydrpower potential of different countries of the World.

New Trend in Hydro Power : Small hydro

 Solomon Islands,Lao PDR, different locations in the USA are now developing technologies like: Gravity hydraulic machines (water wheels and Archimedes screws)  Turbines (very low head turbines and hydrokinetic turbines), Advanced designs and  Operation strategies for pumps as turbines (PATs) .. to generate power from water(Hydro Review,IHA etc.). Other countries are also looking for technologies to generate power from the low heads using a small amount of land.

New Trend in Hydro Power : Hydropower digitalisation

  According to  IHA , the real-time collection and processing of data to adjust the working conditions of hydropower turbines can imbibe advanced grid supporting services without compromising reliability and safety of the plant.  Such real time monitoring systems can automate the control of  power generaion and will save both cost and manhours.

The first issue of Research Meth launched

  The first issue of the Research Meth Newsletters launched. It is the mouthpiece from EIS Publishers. The draft content is as follows : How to write a research paper? How to read a book/research paper/newspaper quickly? Three points for writing a good research paper How to learn MS Excel without any tutor and without any money? Tutorial: Outlier Detection Tutorial: Auto and Cross-Correlation Webware: Journal Suitability Indicator The newsletter can be downloaded or viewed by clicking here .

Five Models Traditionally Used For Electrical Load Predictions : Issue 1 of WENexus Letters

Load forecasting is a technique used by power companies to predict the power or energy needed to balance the supply and load demand at all times. A load model is a mathematical representation of the relation between the demand and supply of power to a system, specifically, power generating units like thermal or hydropower plant. Based on the forecasted load, the mechanism to generate power is adjusted. This way power plant conserves the fuel used in power generation and also minimize the cost of running the plant(i.e., operational cost). This edition of WENexus Letters is dedicated to 'load prediction models' which are extremely important for sustaining the profitability of any type of power plant. Content 1)Five Models Traditionally Used For Electrical Load Predictions 2)Which model to select if you can use only one? 3)Further Reading: Three best sources for learning about load forecasting methods 4)Recent Techniques in Load Prediction Models: Artificial Neural Networks 5)Call