Presentation on theme: "Project Final Meeting Aosta, Italy May 24th 2012"— Presentation transcript:
1 VAPIDRO-ASTE and SMART Mini-Idro tools: hydropower potential assessment and scheme optimization Project Final MeetingAosta, ItalyMay 24th 2012Julio Alterach, Milena Vergata, Alberto Elli (RSE – Italy)
2 Assessment of the remaining hydropower potential in watercourses VAPIDRO-ASTE is a free GIS tool, developed by RSE (Italy) that calculates the remaining hydropower potential in a watercourse and the best locations of future plants, considering the Digital Elevation Model, the measured flows and the present withdrawals.
3 VAPIDRO – ASTE tool New project creation In the frame of the SHARE project, a VAPIDRO-ASTE a customized version was produced. The version will be delivered including the Digital Elevation Model of the Alpine Space area:When creating a new project, the whole map of the Apline Space is shown. The user is able to select and area where to work on.Testing detailed areaAlpine Space Area
4 Automatic river generation VAPIDRO – ASTE toolArea selection, sub-basin computationVAPIDRO-ASTE is able to create automatically the river network, departing from the Digital Elevation Model and the density factorAutomatic river generation
5 Watercourse selection VAPIDRO – ASTE toolArea selection, sub-basin computationSelection of the upstream and downstream points of the study case river.Watercourse selection
6 Installable power and energy VAPIDRO – ASTEInstallable power and energyEnergy (kWh/year)It is possible to view the discharge, energy and power tables an charts in reference to the selected river. The “x” axis is the progressive distance measured from the closure.Structural lenghtPower (kW)
7 Automatic sub-basin calculation Withdrawals and restitutions VAPIDRO – ASTE toolBasins, Discharges, withdrawals and restitutionsThe higher the number of sub-basins, the better the definition of watercourse results (discharge, energy, power).Automatic sub-basin calculationWithdrawals and restitutionsDischarges (Measured or natural)WithdrawalsRestitutions
8 Installable Power (kW) Installable power in a GIS mapVAPIDRO ASTE is able to visualize the results on GIS, as a map with a coloured scale (heads, energy and power, cost, benefits, financial parameters)Installable Power (kW)
10 Hydropower Exploitation VAPIDRO – ASTE toolHydropower ExploitationWhere to locate the best position of the intake powerhouse system to exploit the residual hydropower potential?
11 Hydropower Exploitation VAPIDRO – ASTE toolHydropower ExploitationVAPIDRO Hydropower Optimization Tool: tables and charts
12 Hydropower Exploitation VAPIDRO – ASTE toolHydropower ExploitationVAPIDRO Hydropower Optimization Tool: plants in the MapIntakeIntakeIntakeIntakeIntakePowerhousePowerhousePowerhousePowerhousePowerhouse
13 SMART Mini-Idro, SHARE customized version SMART Mini-Idro is a tool for technical and economical evaluation of mini hydro power plantsEvaluates the energy production, benefits and financial aspectsSupports the pre-feasibility project analysisUsed in the frame of the SHARE project
14 SMART Mini-Idro, SHARE customized version The following chart shows the composition and relationship of the SMART Mini-Idro modules
15 SMART Mini-Idro, SHARE customized version SMART Mini-Idro allows the input of the flow duration curve and considers the minimum environmental flow. Calculates the Power duration curve as function of the efficiencies and types of the selected turbine.
16 SMART Mini-Idro, SHARE customized version SMART Mini-Idro calculates the costs of the plant based on correlation curves, the income from the sale of energy produced and the financial parameters: