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Rehabilitation of hydropower. An introduction to economic and technical issues

Rehabilitation of hydropower. An introduction to economic and technical issues
  • World Bank. June 2011
  • This paper analyses the market for rehabilitation of hydropower for two regions (i) Continental Africa (including Madagascar) and (ii) Central America including Mexico. The paper also offers an introduction to the technical components that might be rehabilitated in a typical hydropower plant and analyses the economic gains of each. These factors have then been applied to the universe of hydropower plants identified to estimate the economic benefits of rehabilitating these hydropower plants for two scenarios (i) Life extension, or (ii) Upgrade. Finally, an analysis of nine case studies is presented and some lessons on how to successfully execute hydropower rehabilitation projects have been identified.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Dams, Energy, Financing, Hydrology, Infrastructure, Water governance
  • Main target audience: Engineering, Hydrologists, Practitioners, Project planners
  • Main purpose: Assessment
  • Type of resource: Assessment report, Case studies, Lessons learned
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Published in 2015