Over the past decades, no major breakthroughs have occurred in the basic machinery of utilities. The Helical Pathway System (Patent Pending), which has been named HUG, our registered trademark is a new good, which has never been seen before; it substantially deviates from any other good or service produced before. It is perfect for the Plan Nord.
Most inventions are not usually new: this new HUG (Helical Unique Generation) invention is a combination of two inventions: the Gorlov helical turbine (1992) shown in Diagram 4 below, which is the child of the Darrieus turbine (1926), and a vortex pathway into which helical turbines are placed: a marriage of these two inventions. The laminar flow in a torpedo-shaped construction drives a helical turbine without the use of a dam.
The HUG adds another four to five times the increase of velocity created from its vortex. The turbine’s power is proportional to the cube of its average velocity. Thus, a doubling of the average speed of the flow results in an eightfold increase in its power. This energy, which this laminar flow ‘generates’, can be seen in the power of a tornado.The most important consideration is the Innovative HUG Power System cost: the Cost of Construction for a 100 MW project is $88.5 million, which is 22% of the typical average cost. The HUG cost of $885/kW is unusually low compared to most other hydro electric generation systems. In 2009, Hydro-Quebec (Canada) was permitted to build a number of hydro projects totaling 4500 MW, with a total price of US$ 23 billion, which is $5,100/kW.
We are at the prototype stage, having been supported by a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation: using three dimensional printing , followed by the construction of an actual size prototype in the St. Charles River at Wendake or at the Chaudiere Falls on the Ottawa River.
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