Modelling the Value of Networked, Small-Hydro Generators for Storage and Dispatch Capability on the Grid: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-17-692

Research output: NRELTechnical Report

Abstract

Natel Energy, Inc. (Natel), Alameda, California, has developed a new type of fish-friendly, low-head hydropower turbine, the hydroEngine (R), that is designed to provide reliable, dispatchable power and ancillary services at significantly reduced civil works costs. For the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Small Business Voucher for Hydropower, Third Round, Natel and NREL will model and evaluate the potential value streams of a portfolio of networked small hydropower generators. The project is designed to advance the understanding of the value of small hydro generation to the grid of the future. It will help support dialog with potential customers and stakeholders regarding the value of the Natel's technologies and inform future R&D efforts in this area.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages29
StatePublished - 2019

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5000-75681

Keywords

  • CRADA
  • generator
  • grid
  • hydroEngine
  • hydropower
  • Natel
  • turbine

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