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1 6/2/2014 VAPIDRO-ASTE and SMART Mini-Idro tools: hydropower potential assessment and scheme optimization Project Final Meeting Aosta, Italy May 24th 2012 Julio Alterach, Milena Vergata, Alberto Elli (RSE – Italy)

2 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. Assessment of the remaining hydropower potential in watercourses

3 Alpine Space Area VAPIDRO – ASTE tool New project creation Testing detailed 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. 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:

4 Automatic river generation VAPIDRO – ASTE tool Area selection, sub-basin computation VAPIDRO-ASTE is able to create automatically the river network, departing from the Digital Elevation Model and the density factor

5 Watercourse selection Selection of the upstream and downstream points of the study case river. VAPIDRO – ASTE tool Area selection, sub-basin computation

6 Power (kW) Structural lenght VAPIDRO – ASTE Installable power and energy 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. Energy (kWh/year)

7 Restitutions Discharges (Measured or natural Discharges (Measured or natural) Withdrawals VAPIDRO – ASTE tool Basins, Discharges, withdrawals and restitutions The higher the number of sub-basins, the better the definition of watercourse results (discharge, energy, power). Automatic sub-basin calculation Withdrawals and restitutions

8 Installable power in a GIS map ) VAPIDRO 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)

9 Benefit/Cost Benefit/Cost relationship in a GIS map

10 Where to locate the best position of the intake powerhouse system to exploit the residual hydropower potential? VAPIDRO – ASTE tool Hydropower Exploitation

11 VAPIDRO Hydropower Optimization Tool: tables and charts VAPIDRO – ASTE tool Hydropower Exploitation

12 Intake Powerhouse VAPIDRO – ASTE tool Hydropower Exploitation VAPIDRO Hydropower Optimization Tool: plants in the Map Intake Powerhouse Intake Powerhouse Intake Powerhouse Intake Powerhouse

13 SMART Mini-Idro, SHARE customized version SMART Mini-Idro is a tool for technical and economical evaluation of mini hydro power plants Evaluates the energy production, benefits and financial aspects Supports the pre-feasibility project analysis Used in the frame of the SHARE project

14 The following chart shows the composition and relationship of the SMART Mini-Idro modules SMART Mini-Idro, SHARE customized version

15 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. SMART Mini-Idro, SHARE customized version

16 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: SMART Mini-Idro, SHARE customized version


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