POWER FROM TIDES - THE RANCE TIDAL POWER STATION

The paper discusses the following areas: 1. Tidal Power Generation- Basic Engineering and Economic Requirements. Different possible cycles including pumped storage. Economic optimization. Site selection. 2. Design and Construction Problems- General layout. Powerhouse-sluice structure-Lock. Constructional problems. Cofferdams. Bulb units. 3. Cost and Benefit- Reasons for the decision of construction. Construction cost. Running cost. Efficiency. Indirect benefits. Environmental effects. And 4. Operation Experience- Energy Generation. Efficiency and Dependability. Corrosion problems.

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  • Authors:
    • Lebarbier, C H
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

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  • Accession Number: 00084527
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Naval Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1975 12:00AM