Hydro Power

Hydropower

Hydropower is the largest source of renewable electricity in the world, producing around 16% of the world’s electricity from over 1 200 GW of installed capacity. Annual net capacity growth has slowed in recent years, due to fewer large projects being developed. Hydropower is expected to remain the world’s largest source of renewable electricity generation and will play a critical role in de-carbonizing the power system and improving system flexibility. As such, developments can be expected in market segments that can contribute to this flexibility such as refurbishment of existing hydro plant and pumped storage projects.

Hydropower is a mature technology, yet it continues to evolve. Reservoir hydropower plants and pump storage plants are particularly suited to providing system flexibility, while run-of-the river hydropower plants are themselves variable according to current or seasonal weather conditions.

Run-of-river/free flow hydropower plants harness energy for electricity production mainly from the available flow of the river. These plants may include short-term storage or “pondage”, allowing for some hourly or daily flexibility but they usually have substantial seasonal and yearly variations.

Reservoir hydropower plants rely on stored water in a reservoir. This provides the flexibility to generate electricity on demand and reduces dependence on the variability of inflows. Very large reservoirs can retain months or even years of average inflows and can also provide flood protection and irrigation services.

Pumped storage plants (PSPs) use water that is pumped from a lower reservoir into an upper reservoir when electricity supply exceeds demand or can be generated at low cost. When demand exceeds instantaneous electricity generation and electricity has a high value, water is released to flow back from the upper reservoir through turbines to generate electricity. Pumped storage currently represents 99% of on-grid electricity storage.

VIDAL is meticulously working to bring out the best technologies in the world and put it on work to reduce or minimize the impact on ecological system and to preserve the natural resources for betterment of mankind and other species on earth.

Flexible business models offered by VIDAL

EPC- Engineering procurement and construction
Built and Operate/ PPP model are also available with lucrative options
Foreign direct investment (FDI) can also be arranged on specific business models

VIDAL (The Life)

Why Green ENERGY?

Reduced greenhouse gas emissions

Diversify our energy supply

Improve public health

Provide individual energy independence

Save money

Help overcome present crisis of the dominant energy resources

Green Energy Solutions

The global hydro market is far more advanced and
continuously available than wind and solar markets.

Introducing First time ever in India

Modular Hydropower Technology

THE $330M, 100kW PILOT IN DENVER IS THE FIRST GRID-CONNECTED,
REVENUE-GENERATING DISTRIBUTED HYDROPOWER SYSTEM IN THE U.S.A.

MODULAR
SCALABLE
HYDROPOWER

NO DAM
REQUIRED FOR
CONTINUOUS
POWER

Water is the world’s most reliable and
continuous source of renewable energy.

Our Product has the capability to generate power
continuously*, potentially exceeding reported
results for hydro power.

GENERATES
2-3x MORE
kWh
PER KW

LOWEST
DISTRIBUTED
ENERGY COST
ON THE
MARKET

*Assumes optimal flow & power demand conditions, 24 hours/day, 325+ days/year

SMART MONOFLOAT TURBINE for Rivers

Specifications of the Product

The permanent magnet underwater generator provides AC power

Expandable system with multiple turbines

Available as an off-grid solution, grid connected and hybrid version

Scope of delivery and specifications can be adapted to special projects

Increase of power output by constraining the canal cross-section (blocking effect)

The turbine placed on the bottom of the river/ canal.

Ideal River Characteristics:

Min. depth: 1.1 m

Min. width: 1.2 m

Min. river flow: 1.5 m/s

Max. river flow: 4 m/s