One other solution is a breach of the dam. A breach allows part of the dam to be removed. The process is usually done to allow fish passage and keep the dam’s value as a monument to human ingenuity. They have such amazing demolition tools these days. That hydraulic jackhammer and that claw & bucket are really impressive and innovative.
The amount of sediment in the riverbed may be too great for dredging to be effective, Sediment may cover over 50% of the reservoir, causing a rise in surface water level in the reservoir.
Replacing the power produced at the dam would cost an average of $271 million per year, a number that is larger than the $217 million estimate of what it costs to keep the dams. Enter the HUG that can continue to power the dam!
HUG (Helical Unique Generation) is a New Good, an Innovative Hydro Electric Power System which has never been seen before; it substantially deviates from any other good or service produced before. Over the past decades, no major breakthroughs have occurred in the basic machinery of utilities.
We have developed the proprietary HUG, based on the physics of the vortex, which will revolutionize hydroelectric energy. This new damless development of a submerged helical pathway is capable of extracting hydro-electric power from rivers, rapids or small waterfalls at low cost.
This innovation also provides irrigation using large dimension submersible pumps, which operate entirely from the kinetic energy of the flowing river: no diesel oil and no electricity needed to power the large irrigation pumps.
HUG ROTATION OF HELICAL TURBINE
The HUG Helical Turbine above rotates a submersible large dimension pump, which pumps water to an irrigation system: its a sustainable method to supply water away from rivers to as far as 5 to 50 km.
But look closely! There is a second helical turbine installed, which rotates an electric generator in order to creates electricity in this remote area of Africa or in any underdeveloped country.
Can you imagine all the spin-offs from this one invention — the decentralization of electricity in remote areas of Africa or other underdeveloped countries away from the electrical grid.
We are on the leading edge of a New Break Point: a change, which is sudden and radical, i.e., rapid and fundamental in nature: it breaks the rules of competition, which in turn, makes recent experience useless.
Be Different or Be Dead: Concentrate on Different — not better.
The first company to see and act on an opportunity becomes the change agent that embodies the force of change in the industry.
HUG Power Generation
Why is the Cost of the HUG ($300- $650/kW) so low?
The laminar flow in the HUG sets up a boundary layer, where the friction is near zero. This is the secret why the water in a vortex travels 4X faster; faster flow means a dramatic increase in Kinetic Energy.
SOME IMPORTANT LINKS
- An Irrigation System: NORTHydro.com
- A Rabbit and Fish Farm: AfriCAPITALISM.us
- An Agroforestry Intercrop System: LivingWaterIs.com
- The Charitable Arm: SunnyUp.net
- God’s Loveletters: Godloveletters.com
- Thunder of Justice: ThunderofJustice.com
- Microfinance for women: LivingWaterMicroFinance.org
- Deliverance Is: DeliveranceIs.com