River Hydrokinetic Resource Atlas

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The River Atlas is an interactive spatial application which allows users to view potential riverine hydrokinetic resources available in the lower 48 states of the United States.



 



The River Hydrokinetic Resource Atlas is an interactive spatial application which allows users to visualize the results of the riverine hyrdokinetic energy resource assessment. Hydrokinetic resource was derived from spatially explicit data contained in NHDPlus, a geographic information system (GIS)-based database containing river segment-specific information on discharge characteristics and channel slope. Segment-specific theoretical resource was estimated from these data. The assessment provides estimates of the gross, naturally available resource, termed the theoretical resource, as well as estimates, termed the technically recoverable resource, that account for selected technological factors affecting capture and conversion of the theoretical resource. The technically recoverable resource does not account for all technical constraints on energy capture and conversion.[3]

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded the Electric Power Research Institute and its collaborative partners, University of Alaska – Anchorage, University of Alaska – Fairbanks, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, to provide an assessment of the riverine hydrokinetic resource in the continental United States.[3]


References

  1.  "Assessment and Mapping of the Riverine Hydrokinetic Resource in the Continental United States"
  2.  "River Hydrokinetic Resource Atlas"
  3. 3.0 3.1 EPRI. 12/12/2012. Assessment and Mapping of the Riverine Hydrokinetic Resource in the Continental United States. Palo Alto, California: Electric Research Power Institute. Report No.: 1026880. Contract No.: DE-EE0002662.