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Hydropower plants

16 % of the worldwide electricity demand is covered by the hydraulic power generation through hydropower plants. Hydropower plants use the gravitational or kinetic energy of stored or flowing water to convert it into electricity. Hydropower is the most widely used form of renewable energy.

ANDRITZ HYDRO supplies turnkey tailor-made solutions for all kind of hydropower plants, from initial design to final commissioning – “from water-to-wire”.

Every hydropower location is different. Depending on net-head, water flow or storage capacity the erection of a hydropower plant requires careful planning and design as well as meticulous manufacturing and accurate installation of the technical equipment.

Following types of hydropower plants are available:

Storage power plants

Pumped storage power plants

  • Using/pumping of water between upper and lower reservoir
  • Pump turbines
  • Support for grid stability and peak load

Run-of-river power plants

  • Low head and medium/large flow
  • Rivers with small or no reservoir, no large head change possible
  • Francis, Kaplan and bulb turbines
  • Base load power stations

Tidal power plants

Tidal current power plants

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