Nowarski Engineering: New Technologies for Green Development: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, GHG Mitigation
Hydro-Electric Turbine Online Simulation and Optimization     (v310)
input Head, Water Flow and Turbine Power, or click "example", then change any field with frame
Hydrology - Renewable Energy (RE) Equipment
Head [m] all months the same flow, as in January
gradually decreasing flow to % from January
month average water flow [m3/s] RE [MW] Turbine Efficiency Turbine [MWh/hr] Net Export [MWh/hr]
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
minimum
average
maximum
[MWh/year]
example



turbine power [MW]
maximum turbine overload [0%-10%]
Renewable Energy maximum power [MW]
turbine power to max RE ratio [%]
generator efficiency [%]
generator Power Factor [%]
auxiliary and in-house electricity consumption
[%]
[MW]
[MWh/y]
non-operating hours [hr/y]
Transmission and Line Losses (T&L) [%]
Plant Load Factor (PLF) [%]
example of some economic parameters - NO REAL VALUES
investment in the hydro project (I) [$] max no loss Investment [$]
unit cost [$/MW] income from RE [$/year]
yearly cost of Investment (Iy) [$/y] yearly net income (NIny) [$/y]
O&M [% of Investment] NIny-Iy [$/y]
O&M [$/year] Capital Recovery Factor (CRF)
Rate of Interest (ROI) [%/year] Present Value of RE (PVRE) [$]
life expectancy of the project [years] PV of the project [$]
electricity export tariff [cent/kWh] NPV of the project [$]
critical tariff [cent/kWh] apply PV/I [%]
recommended tariff [cent/kWh] apply profit (PV/I-1) [% = %/y]


This on-line calculator is for general information only,
it does not include many issues, items, components, expenses, taxes, fees, insurance
and other elements and parameters which may influence the economic considerations.
In addition, the calculator applies Francis turbine efficiency curve formula which is specific for this calculator and cannot be used for other turbines.
Income tax related to electricity export may be entered to the calculator by decreasing the electricity export tariff to the net value.
Other taxes, fees, insurance and other expenses may be added to O&M cost.
One-time taxes, fees and expenses may be added to investment cost.
This calculator must NOT be used for actual design, or economic evaluation, or decisions regarding any real project

more details about this online calculator may be found in free publication:
https://www.academia.edu/31095810/Hydro_Electric_Turbines_Simulation_and_Optimization
email: nowarski@gmal.com
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