KINETIC HYDRO POWER
Kinetic hydro power is dam-less hydro power that is converted from energy found in the flowing water currents of oceans, tides, rivers and man-made channels or conduits. Free Flow systems are turnkey renewable energy solutions that employ underwater turbines to generate electricity from the natural water currents. The systems do not require dams, impoundments or major civil works. They operate automatically, fully underwater and invisible from shore.
The Ojibways of the Pic River First Nations have just announced their intention to build a 25 to 30 MW Installed Capacity hydroelectric facility at Chigamiwinigum Falls, on the White River, in Pukaskwa National Park. The project would cost in excess of a $100.0 million dollars.
The HUG Energy System would produce the same power at a fraction of the cost because there are no expensive civil works.
Chute-du-Grand-Calumet: 30 m narrows at island above (Near Rte 148, Bryson, QC)
The main current of the Ottawa River at this point is constricted to 30 m, which produce a very fast velocity of its deep flow.
The beauty of this project is the short transmission distance of 7 km to Cheneaux Dam (144 MW) operated by Ontario Power Generation. This new innovation can add an additional 25% more power to the grid from kinetic energy available upstream.
HUG Energy System
A floating HUG Helical Turbine System will capture the kinetic energy from the current. No dam required. It wouldn’t bother the fish.
The Pump HUG uses the physics of the vortex to create a spiraling motion to accelerate the flow of fluid in order to generate electricity between two to four times because of the vortex inside. The resulting kinetic energy is increased to the power of three, so the real increase is 2³ to 4³ or 8x to 64x compared to any kinetic system placed in the flow without the advantage of the VORTEX.