Miscellaneous Small Hydro Resources


  • The following reports from external sources are available for download. 
  • James L. Gordon is a renowned Canadian engineer whose career in small hydro has spanned more than 5 decades.  We are grateful for his generous contribution to the small hydro resources on the IEA Hydro website. Reports are available for download in a number odf subject categories. See below.
  • For an extensive list of reports, manuals and guidelines for small hydro development issued by the Alternate Hydro Energy Centre, Roorkee, India, click here

Potential sites

  • RETScreenExpertNatural Resources Canada (NRCAN) screening tool, RETScreen®, can be applied internationally and is available in 34 languages. It is a comprehensive software platform which intelligently enables professionals and decision-makers to rapidly identify and assess the viability of potential energy efficiency, renewable energy and cogeneration projects; and to easily measure and verify the actual and ongoing energy performance of buildings, factories and power plants around the world. Read the RETScreen® Textbook

        Access RETScreen® here

  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory's United States National Hydropower Asset Program HydroGIS Viewer is a geographic information system (GIS) web map service that allows registered users to view select key information from the NHAAP. Applicable to the United States only. Access the site here

We encourage the contribution of additional resources to this database. Please submit suggestions to the IEA Hydro Secretary for consideration.  

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