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dc.creatorMontoya Ramírez
dc.creatorMonsalve Rico
dc.description.abstractThis work presents an assessment of the potential use of hydrokinetic turbines in the discharge channels of large hydroelectric power plants in Colombia. The assessment is performed at a pre-feasibility stage in order to evaluate the technical and financial potential of using hydrokinetic devices as a way to exploit kinetic energy in such channels. As a case study, two large hydropower plants were selected, one operated by a Francis turbine and the other operated by a Pelton turbine. The analysis assessed the hydraulic characteristics of the channels and the corresponding discharge flows. A prefeasibility financial analysis in an environment of uncertainty was also carried out using Monte Carlo simulation. The results show that the technology is not currently feasible for the Colombian market conditions, but the situation should be monitored in order to identify the right time for its optimal use in the future. The proposed methodology can be applied to research the feasibility of hydrokinetic energy for other kinds of applications.eng
dc.publisherElsevier Ltdspa
dc.subjectFinancial feasibilityspa
dc.subjectHydro powerspa
dc.subjectHydrokinetic energyspa
dc.subjectOpen channel flowsspa
dc.titleTechnical and financial valuation of hydrokinetic power in the discharge channels of large hydropower plants in Colombia: A case studyspa
dc.contributor.affiliationGICI, GICAMH Research Groups, Civil Engineering Program, Universidad de Medellín, Carrera 87 N° 30 – 65, Medellín, Colombiaspa
dc.contributor.affiliationGINIF Research Group, Financial Engineering Program, Universidad de Medellín, Carrera 87 N° 30 – 65, Medellín, Colombiaspa
dc.contributor.affiliationDevelopment and Innovation Department, Empresas Públicas de Medellín, Carrera 58 No. 42-125, Medellín, Colombiaspa
dc.subject.keywordHydraulic motorseng
dc.subject.keywordHydroelectric powereng
dc.subject.keywordIntelligent systemseng
dc.subject.keywordKinetic energyeng
dc.subject.keywordMonte Carlo methodseng
dc.subject.keywordOpen channel floweng
dc.subject.keywordUncertainty analysiseng
dc.subject.keywordDischarge channeleng
dc.subject.keywordFinancial analysiseng
dc.subject.keywordFinancial feasibilityeng
dc.subject.keywordHydraulic characteristiceng
dc.subject.keywordHydro powereng
dc.subject.keywordHydrokinetic energyeng
dc.subject.keywordHydrokinetic turbineseng
dc.subject.keywordHydropower plantseng
dc.subject.keywordHydroelectric power plantseng
dc.relation.ispartofesRenewable Energyspa

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