International Journal of Hydropower and Civil Engineering

P-ISSN: 2707-8302, E-ISSN: 2707-8310
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2023, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part A

The future of hydropower: Civil engineering and renewable energy integration


Author(s): Abdelhakim Wakrim and Sofia Fait

Abstract: This paper presents an in-depth exploration of the evolving intersection between civil engineering and renewable energy, focusing particularly on the role of hydropower in the context of global energy transitions. As the quest for sustainable and clean energy sources intensifies, hydropower has emerged as a key player in the renewable energy sector, offering a reliable and efficient source of electricity. This study delves into the multi-dimensional aspects of integrating hydropower into the renewable energy mix, examining both the innovative advancements in civil engineering that facilitate this integration and the challenges that arise therein. The paper begins by contextualizing the significance of hydropower in the contemporary energy landscape, outlining its potential contributions to meeting global energy demands while adhering to environmental sustainability goals. It then shifts to a detailed analysis of the latest civil engineering innovations that are pivotal in optimizing hydropower systems, such as advanced dam construction techniques, turbine efficiency improvements, and smart grid integration. The environmental and societal impacts of hydropower projects are critically examined, highlighting the need for balanced solutions that respect ecological constraints and community needs. Furthermore, this study addresses the technical barriers faced in the integration process, including material and structural challenges, site-specific limitations, and grid integration complexities. It also touches upon the regulatory, economic, and policy frameworks that shape the development and operation of hydropower projects.

DOI: 10.22271/27078302.2023.v4.i2a.30

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Abdelhakim Wakrim, Sofia Fait. The future of hydropower: Civil engineering and renewable energy integration. Int J Hydropower Civ Eng 2023;4(2):12-15. DOI: 10.22271/27078302.2023.v4.i2a.30
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