Figure 12. Diagram of hydroelectric power generation water use.
11.K.2. Sources of hydroelectric power generation water-use
Estimates of hydroelectric-power water use and hydroelectric-power
generation generally can be obtained from utility companies,
U.S. Corps of Engineers, or other Federal agencies that operate the
hydroelectric plants. A relation between water use and power
generation should be available from the utility company for each
generating plant. In addition, records of hydroelectric-power
generation can be obtained from the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy
Information Administration (EIA).
11.K.3. Measurement, estimation, and data-collection methods for
hydroelectric power generation water use
A general overview of the operations of hydroelectric power plants is
provided by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (1983). Information on the
use of water in generating hydroelectric power normally can e obtained
from each individual utility, State water permitting agencies, or from
the U.S. Department of Energy.
11.K.4. Hydroelectric power generation selected references
These references are supplemental to the ones in the General reference Section.
Fardo, S.W., Patrick, D.R., 1985, Electrical power systems technology: Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall, 256 p.
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, 1983, Hydropower, water at work: Denver, Colo., 32 p.
U.S. Department of Energy, 1989, Electric power annual, 1988: Energy Information Administration.
----1990, Inventory of power plants in the United States 1989: Energy Information Administration Publication DOE/EIA-0095 (89), 393 p.
Viessman, W., Jr., and Welty, C., 1985, Water management technology and institutions: New York, Harper and Row, 618 p.
Warnick, C.C., 1984, Hydropower engineering: Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall, 326 p.