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Kinetic Power of Rapids


This large Ottawa River reservoir of rapids can add 70 MW power without impacting on  the environment. The Kipawa  community, would benefit from its kinetic power of rapids. This would provide a return on investment within just a few years.

The 132 MW Tabaret project will eliminate the aquatic ecosystem of the Kipawa River to replace and unused 17 MW Unit and a 5 MW plant.

There are other, smarter and more reasonable options for producing hydro power on the Kipawa watershed: the HUG Hydro System. There are two approaches: one uses kinetic energy of moving water of the rapids and the second use the energy of gravity from small waterfalls.

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The HUG: the Greatest Potential

Kinetic hydro power is dam-less hydro power that is converted from energy found in the flowing water currents of rivers, oceans, tides and even ocean waves. The HUG is feasible, renewable and clean alternative for low cost power production.  

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Imagine two, three or twenty of these barges strung along a river one behind the other without environmental impact.  Individual units come in a variety of sizes ranging  as high as 2 MW, which can support 30,000 homes with electricity.

Hydro power costs less than most energy sources. The HUG has the  lowest cost: $0.01/kWh.




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 We can start an aboriginal renewal under the Aboriginal Loan Guarantee Program for the HUG. Aboriginal communities will be eligible for loan guarantees for assistance of up to 85% of total eligible economic development costs. These communities may offer land as cash in kind as part of their investment.


  • Stage 1   To introduce a smaller version of the HUG: for Fish and Hunting Camps  
  • Stage 2   HUG Hydro electricity & irrigation in remote areas  in Africa.
  • Stage 3   To capture energy from Run of River, Rapids and Waterfalls with the HUG
  • Stage 4   To Introduce the HUG Water Transfer System to crisis areas
  • Stage 5   To introduce commercially viable HUG Tidal Energy

The Federal Aboriginal Loan or Grant for Industrial Development of Native Reservations for a pilot energy project:

  1. On the St. Charles River on the Wendake Reservation.
  2. With Native Communities near Fort McMurray: People of the Lower Athabasca
  3.  Electricity for the Ring of Fire Mining Companies 
  4.  Nemiscau
  5. Attawapiskat
  6. Notakwanon River

The Nation Huronne-Wendat may wish to offer the value of the land, on which the project is operating, as cash-in kind, as part of their contribution to the funding sources.

The most important consideration is cost: $885/kW is unusually low compared to most other hydro electric generation systems. In 2009, Hydro-Quebec cost for 4500 MW was $5,100/kW. See the comparison chart below.

Presently no patents exist to capture energy from fast moving rivers up to now. The Power Density of any pilot projects designed to capture energy from tides is 2.4 to 6.9 kW/m2. The reason for the low efficiency is that the flow of a current treats all these turbines as obstacles to be avoided. The HUG Power Density is an unbelievable 73 kW/m2. The Power Density increases to the cube of the velocity and the HUG velocity is four to five times faster than the competition.





Decommissioned Dam
Decommissioned Dam

Dam removal is the process of removing out-dated, dangerous, or ecologically damaging dams from river systems. There are thousands of out-dated dams in the United States that were built in the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as many more recent ones that have caused such great ecological damage, and they are proposed for removal as Decommissioned Dams. We introduce the HUG low cost solution.

The problem

By 2020, over 70% of US dams will be 50 years or older and in need of repair, replacement or removal. In addition, there are over 49,000 low-head, non-powered dams in the U.S. suitable for hydro power. This presents a unique opportunity to equip or upgrade dams, thus providing a financial incentive for dam restoration while contributing to the country’s clean energy portfolio.

Existing options are not suited for low head sites

Current state-of-the-art solutions for low head small and micro hydro systems are generally a one size fits all solution. As a result, turbomachinery suppliers either provide standardized runners with lower efficiencies because the specifics of the water flow and head are not adequately taken into account, or they adjust their design to the waterway under consideration and must then charge large engineering fees. Either way, the project is often not efficient and therefore not economically attractive particularly at the lower end of the head range.

Current costs are too high

Current costs for new turbo- machinery is exorbitantly expensive, rendering a profitable endeavor at most small and micro hydro sites unfeasible. Turbo-machinery suppliers provide standardized runners that will operate within a wide window of head ranges, but providing unacceptable efficiencies at the upper and lower edge of the ranges; or will charge excessive engineering fees when requested to provide the site specific turbine geometry that is required to economically produce power.

Current methods are outdated and inefficient

Small and micro hydro turbines available on the market today are designed and fabricated using methods and materials developed in the 1930’s. These existing designs are expensive and overbuilt, and typically limited to sites with much higher heads than is generally the case. Accordingly, small hydro units are either not optimized for the specific location, or require significant engineering cost that make the value proposition unattractive in most cases.

The cost of upgrading and maintaining many older dams to meet present safety standards is becoming significant as we see from the estimates of the cost to revive the Maynard Dam with a final return on investments in 20 years.

Many older dams, especially those associated with abandoned or outdated industrial and navigation facilities are no longer needed. Many of these old dams in the US have simply been abandoned by their owners, when the cost of maintaining an old dam exceeds the receipts from power sales and liability increases.

The Competition

Maynard Dam was chosen based on the results of the USACE National Hydropower Resource Assessment (2013) that identified

 Annual generation of 249,829 MWh (20 MW)

Maynard Dam Decommissioning

                   $203,533,845/20,000 kW = $10,175/ kW

                $203,533,845/249,829,000 kW = $.81/KWh

The Canadian Scene

Many of Ontario’s thousands of dams are reaching an age where they’re breaking down. Dams, if not serving a purpose for flood control or electricity generation, are now generally thought of as obstructing the health of rivers.

Of the 2,000 dams in British Columbia, 400 have either outlived their usefulness, provide only marginal benefits, or severely harm coastal fisheries. With the removal of nearly two-dozen small dams in the province, support is growing for more ambitious decommissioning proposals.

On British Columbia’s Theodosia River, a plan to revitalize lucrative commercial- and sport-salmon fisheries in the Georgia Straits is the basis for a plan to decommission a 35-year-old water diversion dam. If removed, the 8-meter-high, 125-meter-long, Theodosia Dam would be the largest dam ever dismantled in Canada.

“No dam was meant to last forever” – they do age and, eventually, outlive their usefulness. 

In a review of all B.C. dams in 2010, after the Testalinden Dam near Oliver collapsed causing major damage, the Providence Dam was deemed one of the most dangerous in the province.

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  • Instead of decommissioning dams, which are idle, we should look at decommissioning dams by installing several HUG. There could be a high rate of return because the cost would be relatively low and even lower considering adding the cost of deconstruction. One project alone in Washington cost $325 million to decommission. A narrow set of rapids would be part of the plan in order to allow the wild steel head and salmon to return to the river above the former dam site.
  • How is it possible for a HUG to save the day?  The flow over the dam would be fed into a HUG, which has a helical turbine that rotates an electrical generator. A modulated control assures that the HUG is always filled to the top in order to maintain a constant pressure on the turbine. The electric generator is wired for a steady 60Hz AC current at a required voltage without the use of expensive control systems. We have just saved $325 million and we are now back to producing power as usual.

HUG: Height : 2.14 m; Length 7 m

Kinetic Energy½ x  A x V 3 x efficiency (A = area swept; Velocity)

                = ½ x 5 m2 x (8.3 m/s)3 x .35 = 500 kW/turbine x 9 Turbines = 4.5 MW

Adding Power Economically to a Non-Powered Dam

KINETIC ENERGY = ½ × A × V3  x efficiency (A = area swept; Velocity

1/2 x 1.75 m2 x (10 m/sec)3 x 35%= 306 kW x 6.5 (Venturi )= 2 MW   

  1. Our First Step: to test a 1/20th scale model ($250,000) with an engineering company partner.
  2. Then an actual working prototype on a HUG FLOAT for $1.3 million       

Budget Allowance: $1,300,000 2 MW Decommissioned Dam HUG System: Cost: $78/KW or $0.01/kWh

  • HUG System                                                                                 $675,000
  • 1 Helical Turbine installed                                                      125,000
  • 1 Electrical Generator installed                                              40,000
  • 1 Submersible  Pump  installed                                                10,000
  • HUG System installed                                                             500,000
  • Engineering Planning and Design: 15%                          195,000
  • Contingency, Insurance, Legal costs: 10%                     130,000
  • Grid Connection 5%                                                                        65,000
  • Ten Year Refit 3%                                                                              39,000
  • Loan Interest 3%                                                                                39,000
  • Installation 3%                                                                                    39,000
  • Facilities 3%                                                                                          39,000
  • Mooring 2%                                                                                           26,000
  • Construction Management 3%                                                 39,000
  • O&M First Year 1%                                                                           13,000

Budget Allowance:                                               $1,299,000 

Annual Return on Investment:  90% utilization: 6,370 MWh [x $79 (Quebec)] $500,000: ROI = 38%/yr.

Annual Return on Investment: (Ontario FIT) (using $131/MWh)  $835,000     ROI = 64%/yr.


HUG INNOVATION:  HUG (Helical Unique Generation) is a New Good.

GREEN HYDRO POWER STATIONS The installation of most of very low head sites is technically feasible, but civil works give rise to high costs, resulting to economically enviable projects. To solve this problem, one must design a new machine using a completely different philosophy to equip such sites. The study of current turbines reveals that they were all invented on the basis of a poor understanding of hydrodynamics, and a consequent false premise.

MOBILE HUG: The HUG development 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 modular, relatively easy to install and highly scalable.  

PRE-FABRICATED HUG Standardized pre-fabricated modules should make it possible to order this new product as a “power plant kit” just like ordering from a catalog. The HUG power plant uses standardized parts, so no custom engineering is necessary. A one-size-fits-all pathway could be ordered.

Why is the HUG Frictionless? When we direct the water to flow at its natural mode, it hugs the inner wall. This kind of vortex motion tends to accelerate and contract the stream of water. The less collisions improves the flow, i.e. the better ordered and more dense the flow will be. The net result is that the velocity of the flow in the HUG is four to five times faster than the river velocity.



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