Lessons Learned from Project SMART

Guzović, Zvonimir and Antoniazzi, Marco and Garofalo, Elizabetta and Alterach, Julio and Peviani, Maximo and Maradin, Marinko and Gunnar Dahlhaug, Ole and Christoforidou, Lilly and Schlager, Otmar (2011) Lessons Learned from Project SMART. = Lessons Learned from Project SMART. In: The 6th Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, 25-29.09.2011., Dubrovnik, Hrvatska.

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In the project SMART (Strategies to proMote small scAle hydro electRicity producTion in Europe) from the programme IEE (Intelligent Energy Europe) 7 institutions from 5 European states participate: Province of Cremona – Italy ; CESI RICERCA SPA – Italy ; Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb – Croatia ; Karlovac County – Croatia ; Norwegian University of Science and Technology – Norway ; Regional Secretariat of Attica - Greece and Energieagentur Waldviertel – Austria. The SMART proposal address to important barriers for the expansion of small-scale hydro electricity production in Europe: the lack of suitable support methodologies and tools able to create a clear view of the mini-hydro potential in the territory, the complexity of the legal/administrative processes to obtain concessions, the economical/financial attraction of private investors. Main objective of project is to give clear contributions to pull down these non-technological barriers, as helpful tools for European, national, regional and local authority decision-makers for increasing the implementation of small-scale hydro electricity plants (SHP). Policies, methodologies and tools to improve water resources management, to better communicate, disseminate opportunities to investors, and to increase the interest of stakeholders to invest in small scale electric plant are defined. 5 representative regions in the partner countries serve as learning areas about strategic actions. In previous papers, the results of investigations performed with aim to detection and pull down the non-technological legal/administrative barriers in partner states are presented. Now, lessons (strategic action) learned from pilot regions, which contribute to wider implementation and technical viability of SHP will be presented: hydrological data review and modelling is one of the most important parameters in determining the feasibility of a site ; topographic and geological data review ; the hydropower assessment must include selection and optimisation of the operating range of the turbine and the capacity factor of the scheme ; social and environmental impact assessment must be made, including consideration of land acquisition ; preliminary design and scheme arrangements need to be made ; costing should be assessed with necessary accuracy and contingency ; appropriate technology – ensure that the technology is appropriate to the location ; selection criteria developed should consider the technical feasibility, etc. Previously will be elaborated and illustrated on the locations for SHP in pilot region Karlovac County (Croatia) using the original software developed by the project partners.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords (Croatian): project SMART, small hydro power plants
Subjects: TECHNICAL SCIENCE > Mechanical Engineering
Divisions: 500 Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment > 530 Chair of Turbomachinery
Indexed in Web of Science: No
Indexed in Current Contents: No
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2016 10:57
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2016 09:30
URI: http://repozitorij.fsb.hr/id/eprint/5284

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