The usual ‘Run-of-River’ hydroelectric facilities could be improved by more than 300% by using the HUG system, because it maximizes the kinetic energy. One must harness the natural serpentine flow instead of the straight pipes leading to the bottom of a Run-of-River turbine.
- Redirecting water flow to ‘Run-of-River’, funnels into an innovative HUG, which requires no dam and uses the Power of the Vortex.
- Presently no patents exist, which are commercially viable, to capture energy from rapids or rivers without a dam.
- Canada has tremendous potential for small hydro development with more than 5500 identified sites (11,000 MW), which require no dams or barrages.
- The global technical potential of small hydro power is estimated between 150,000 and 200,000 MW.