Accession Number : ADA607039


Title :   Analysis of the Challenges and Opportunities of Hydrokinetic Turbine Development Affecting the US Army Corps of Engineers


Corporate Author : ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS VICKSBURG MS ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER


Personal Author(s) : Smith, David L ; Nestler, John M ; Styles, Richard ; Tetreault, Brian


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a607039.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 88


Abstract : National energy policy supports increased development of green (renewable) energy to lessen dependence on petroleum-based fuels and reduce their attendant environmental impacts. One family of renewable energy technologies experiencing increased national interest is hydrokinetic turbines. Hydrokinetic turbines include systems that convert waves, tides, and river flow (without impoundment) into electric energy. River hydrokinetic turbines (hereafter referred to as kinetic energy turbines (KETs)) were the focal point of a recent workshop, although hydrokinetic turbines in estuarine or coastal settings may also impact US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) missions.


Descriptors :   *ENERGY , *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , COASTAL REGIONS , ELECTRIC POWER , FUELS , PETROLEUM PRODUCTS , RIVERS , SUPPORTS , TURBINES , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , WATER FLOW


Subject Categories : Non-electrical Energy Conversion
      Water Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE