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Summary of the Wyoming Small Hydropower Handbook: Making Informed Decisions

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Publication #: B-1262-2
Date Published: 01/28/2015

Publication Author(s):
Milton Geiger
Skylor Wade
Dylan Wade

Description:
Many Wyoming water users have stared at water rushing over a diversion dam or through a canal and wondered, “Can we generate electricity with that?” This bulletin provides a brief overview of evaluation and development steps and serves as an introduction to the much more detailed Wyoming Small Hydropower Handbook. The full handbook addresses small hydropower development opportunities up to five megawatts (MW) at existing water infrastructure, such as irrigation or municipal water supplies. Small hydropower systems are generally designed to sell electricity to utilities or other energy users, thus creating revenue from falling water! The handbook guides water users from inquiry to action (or deliberate inaction), focusing on the fundamentals of hydropower, determining feasibility, and guiding implementation.


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