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central hydroelectrica de pasada

English translation: run of river power plant

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07:55 Aug 27, 2000
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Spanish term or phrase: central hydroelectrica de pasada
This is a certain type of power plant - the "de pasada" is what has me stumped. Possibly it is a plant that does not have its own reservoir. If that is the case, I would like to have some confirmation and, of course, a name for it. ALSO, there is "energia de pasada", which presumably is energy produced by this type of plant?
guillen
English translation:run of river power plant
Explanation:
A little detective work, and I think I've got it!

Here's an excerpt from a news story on flooding in Venezuela:

Caudal descontrolado: dos ingenieros de la represa
explicaron que es imposible regular las aguas del
Paraná; alarma en las zonas costeras.



"Yacyretá no tiene un efecto regulador sobre el agua porque es una central de pasada. La represa no quita ni agrega agua, pero tampoco puede contenerla", aseguró el ingeniero Mario Bocco, jefe del Departamento Técnico del ente binacional, ubicado sobre el río Paraná, 85 kilómetros al sur de la ciudad de Posadas.

And here's an explanation of a run of river power station, from LGDT:

run of river power plant (a)
A hydroelectric power plant using the flow of the stream as it occurs and having little or no reservoir capacity for storage of water. (a)

Entrée(s) additionnelle(s):
run of river power station (a)

and another, from Termium:

English:Hydroelectric Power Stations

run-of-the-river hydroelectric power plant s

run of the river plant s

DEF - Hydroelectric power plant that uses water flow as it comes in the river, with little or no storage to allow for modifications in demand of water flow. s
OBS - The reserves are not stocked or held to be used at a particular time but are used on a constant basis according to their flow. [Hydro-Québec, Docum. franco-anglaise de l'énergie électrique, M.J. Froidvaux, Dinot, 1955] s
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naDamless hydroelectric power station.
Luis Luis
na(footnote to Yolanda's answer)Heathcliff
narun of river power plant
Yolanda Broad


  

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run of river power plant


Explanation:
A little detective work, and I think I've got it!

Here's an excerpt from a news story on flooding in Venezuela:

Caudal descontrolado: dos ingenieros de la represa
explicaron que es imposible regular las aguas del
Paraná; alarma en las zonas costeras.



"Yacyretá no tiene un efecto regulador sobre el agua porque es una central de pasada. La represa no quita ni agrega agua, pero tampoco puede contenerla", aseguró el ingeniero Mario Bocco, jefe del Departamento Técnico del ente binacional, ubicado sobre el río Paraná, 85 kilómetros al sur de la ciudad de Posadas.

And here's an explanation of a run of river power station, from LGDT:

run of river power plant (a)
A hydroelectric power plant using the flow of the stream as it occurs and having little or no reservoir capacity for storage of water. (a)

Entrée(s) additionnelle(s):
run of river power station (a)

and another, from Termium:

English:Hydroelectric Power Stations

run-of-the-river hydroelectric power plant s

run of the river plant s

DEF - Hydroelectric power plant that uses water flow as it comes in the river, with little or no storage to allow for modifications in demand of water flow. s
OBS - The reserves are not stocked or held to be used at a particular time but are used on a constant basis according to their flow. [Hydro-Québec, Docum. franco-anglaise de l'énergie électrique, M.J. Froidvaux, Dinot, 1955] s



    Reference: http://www.lanacion.com.ar/98/04/28/g01.htm
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Yolanda Broad
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5 hrs
(footnote to Yolanda's answer)


Explanation:
For clarity in English, when a compound adjective comes before the noun, it's customary to hyphenate the elements of the compound adjective: "run-of-river (hydroelectric) power plant," and "run-of-river (electrical) power." -- Best, HC

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5 hrs
Damless hydroelectric power station.


Explanation:
Unlike the classic power station with a reservoir behind a dam, this type extracts the power from the natural running water stream of a river. This concept is environmentally friendly because it does not isolate the river for fish migrations. But, I suppose, can only be used if the river always has a flow of water. It generating capacity would also be less than a dam.

Cumplimientos y suerte.

Luis Luis

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