Criteria for the Performance Improvement of the Hydro
Dr. Alexandru Viorel Popescu
Director of Hydro Division of S.C. ENERGOMONTAJ S.A.
Generally, hydropower investments involve impressive
investment, large quantities of materials and work
power. For each of them, there are several steps of
development, from the first decision of considering the
idea, to the practical put in function. One of the most
important phases is the decision of the general solution
of the construction.
Presently, there are considered the technical acceptance
of the solution and the economic evaluation, based on
the actualized investments principle. The paper proposes
some other criteria to evaluate the investments
opportunity and extension, in the context of the
technical and operational necessities.
The criterion are presented in a general form and
particularized for hydropower plants investments. There
are special mentions for small or micro- hydropower.
All the scientific conclusions should be supported by
laboratories experiences, practical confirmations or
integrated and trusty measurements. The criterion
efficacy is confirmed by a practical study of a
rehabilitation work evaluation.
Brief Biography of the Speaker:
Mr. Alexandru Viorel POPESCU is the Director of Hydro
Division of S.C. ENERGOMONTAJ S.A. Bucharest, the most
important company in Romania developing production,
design and research activities in energy field.
From 1983 until present, Ms. Popescu dedicates all his
efforts to hydropower installations development, by his
work in production and also by developing specific
researches in cooperation with the most prestigious
institutions form Romania and other countries (France,
Austria, and Japan).
Besides the production and design work, Mr.Popescu is
involved in scientific researches, publishing more the
10 articles, high level indexed, in different scientific
reviews and conferences proceedings.
Presently, Mr. Popescu just finalized the doctoral
thesis with the title: Criteria for the performance
improvement of the hydro energetic investments. By this
work, he is valuating his large technical and scientific
One of the most important scientific contributions he
has in the energy field is referred to the micro hydro
plants construction and autoimmunization.