Study for a low head energy site at Sawer dam, Canada

The Bawitik Power Corporation sought to develop a generating station at Sawer Creek dam on the Otonabee river near the town of Lakefield, in Ontario, Canada. With 3.2 m of head, the developers concluded that the challenge would be economic rather than technical, and a phased development process was used that optimizes both. The technical solution was developed using a set based design approach, and extensive turbine market soundings. This was coordinated with an early contractor involvement approach allowing the design and construction methods to be optimized, along with costs that are not driven by the design choices.

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Study for a low head energy site at Sawer dam, Canada

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