The water level behind the Otto Holden Hydro Damon the Ottawa River can be maintained at 179.5 m above sea level, while the water level in Lake Huron is 176.5 m. This difference of 3 m is the basis of water transfer through a HUGSiphon System for 171 km (106 miles)to the Great Lakes. What we need several Big Ditches!
The damage has been done to thousands of homes in the National Capital Region and along the Ottawa River in May 2017 in millions of dollars. This was suppose to be an event that only comes every 50 years. We can expect that this will be a 5 year event with global change.
This water could then be diverted to the Great Lakes, where it would be sent on to the U.S. Midwest or to Lake Diefenbaker in Saskatchewan and then on to the U.S. South, Southwest, and perhaps Mexico.
HUGTechnology can alleviate Extreme Water Stress to parts of America. Imagine new fresh water transfer over 1000 km in a HUG ocean pipeline.
The traditional method of transferring water is a straight pipeline, which develops a turbulent flow, caused by the friction on the inside lining of this pipeline.The New Patented Pipeline, calledHUGencourages a laminar flow with little or no friction. The HUG require little or no huge water pumps.
The HUGPipeline lay rate is more efficient because the seamless pipeline is extruded directly from a pipe laying ship.
California Undersea Aqueduct Proposal
The high costs, which includes construction, maintenance & operation, was to be $150 billion.
The cost was much too high: $55 million/mile or $34 million/km. So construction was to start in 50 to 60 years from then (1965) or up to 10 years from now. The most recent estimate (1996) was 30% less but still too high: $16.5 million/mile.
The traditional method is a straight pipeline, which develops a turbulent flow, caused by the friction on the inside lining of this pipeline.
This old pipeline system requires several expensive large dimension water pumps and water reservoirs along its pathway with a maximum length of less than 70 km. Imagine new fresh water delivered 500 – 1200 km in a HUG ocean pipeline.
Most of the large massive water movements take water from the interior and send it to the coast. This water can be better used in the interior. Los Angeles could be taken off the Colorado River supply, which has diminished too much already.Continue reading WATER TRANSFER IN AMERICA 2→
In general, small and mini hydro power generation technology like HUGhave shorter gestation periods (approx. one year) compared to large hydro power plants (7 years). In addition, small and mini hydro give a higher return on investment due to the low capital investment and maintenance costs. The energy potential of small and mini hydro plants, which are easier to construct and commission due to simpler designs. This keeps costs down especially in remote areas like Labrador.
Energy costs of diesel electricity (not including capital costs) are very high: $0.63 per kWh vs. $0.15/kWhfor HUG
HUGextracts power from a water flow without the use of an expensive dam: Cost $1,000,000: $4000/kW
Laminar flow of theHUGcreates a boundary layer at the wall of the spiraling cylinder resulting in zero friction: this increases the velocity up tofour times.
The next largest sector is the Small Hydro Power (1Mw to 10 MW) and Large Hydro Power (more than 10 MW) markets deploying larger scaled-up HUG models in estuaries and ocean currents. With 102 estuaries in U.S. and over 3,000 globally, tidal estuaries are ideal sources of water power adding significantly to potential production.
The HUG innovation can also be in the Small Hydro category which had a market of $14 Billion in 2008 and experiencing a 16% growth per year. In 2015, Small Hydro will be a $40 Billion market typified by tidal estuaries and large river systems.
Mining Companies like Quest Rare Minerals have a serious energy problem, which could make or break their proposal.
Diesel Oil must be carted inland for hundreds of miles near Lac Brisson, Uyagalatok Rapids and Voisy Bay.
The Innovative HUG System creates approximately $18 million in new revenue period over three years– with an investment of $ 7 million over the same time frame; netting $11 in new money, yet this investment can be flipped as a HydroPublic Private Partnerships, earning a pre-tax return of 10% for decades. Based on these high earnings, the value of the investment will appreciate accordingly.
These take different forms. Many employ a mix of public and private funding, with the operation and maintenance of the infrastructure performed by a private enterprise on behalf of the government. The most familiar example of a PPP is the Confederation Bridge between New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. But there are still relatively few existing PPPs in Canada.
Other countries, such as the United Kingdom and Australia, offer many examples of successful PPP infrastructure. Unlike most jurisdictions in Canada, these other countries already have a well-developed legal and regulatory framework for PPP investments
OUR NORTHYDRO STRATEGY
Stage 1 To capture energy from Run-of-River, Rapids and Waterfallswith theHUG
Stage 2 To introduce a smaller version of the HUG: for Fish and Hunting Camps
Stage 3 HUG Hydro electricity and irrigation in remote areas: to support work in Africa.
Stage 4 To Introduce the HUG Water Transfer System to crisis area
Stage 5 To introduce commercially viable HUG Tidal Energy
The HUG hydro innovation potential is an exciting breakthrough in green energy. Small batches of HUG turbines can be installed with only a short period of 12 to 18 months between investment in the technology and the time when revenue starts to flow: it is mobile, modular, relatively easy to install and highly scalable.
The flowing water source rotates the turbine in the HUG, which is coupled to a submersible electrical generator. The electrical generator produces electrical power for distribution. All this is accomplished without the use of dams.
Why not just build a dam? There are many situations where
(1) Damming of the flowing water is prohibitively expensive
(2) It is impossible because of soil conditions
(3) It is impracticable because of navigational needs for the flowing water.
(4) Good land areas for construction have already been taken
(5) Consumes a lot of time for planning and construction
TheRing of FirePotentialwill come down to one factor, which will make or break any prospects: Hydro Electricity, which is not expensive. We cannot build massive dams in remote areas at a low cost.
Enter the HUG!
Noront Resources alone spent $19 million in 2009. One industry analyst suggests that the six companies drilling in the area will spend around $250 million over five years on exploration. Since site access is by fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, the budget for transportation is huge. Noront was exploring for nickel, platinum and palladium at its Eagle’s Nest project in north-eastern Ontario. Freewest Resources Canada Inc. stumbled upon an even more plentiful material, chromite, on a 3-square-kilometre piece of land smack in the middle of wetlands and bush.
A counter offer was made by Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., the largest supplier of iron ore to North America. Cliffs won. U.S.-based Cliffs also owns part of KWG Resources Inc.
Canada Chrome is a subsidiary of KWG Resources Inc., one of the companies involved in the $1.5 billion development, which includes an $800-million mine scheduled to go into production by 2015. Canada Chrome will operate the mine and build a 350-kilometre long haul railway capable of moving four-million tons of ore a year from McFauld’s Lake to Nakina.
Today, the roll call of companies in the area is impressive: Metalex Ventures Corp., Canadian Orebodies Inc. (Don McKinnon of Hemlo gold discovery fame and his son Gordon), East West Resources Corp., Mill City Gold Corp., MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd., Probe Mines Ltd. Temex Resources Corp.and Diamondex Resources Ltd. to name a few of the 100 plus.
The Freewest Black Thor chromite prospect has an estimated 2 km strike length.
New technology leads to new growth opportunities: HUG is a Patented Energy System that will literally change the potential of the Cree Nation as we know it.
The proposed Great Whale Project reservoirs would have covered 3391 square kilometres, transforming 1667 square kilometres of land environment and 1724 km of aquatic environment (lakes and rivers). The three underground generating stations proposed to tap this water were to have installed capacity exceeding 3200 MW. There is another solution: The HUG!