Full Title: Assessment and Mapping of the Riverine Hydrokinetic Resource in the Continental United States
Author(s): T. Ravens, K. Cunningham, and G. Scott
Publisher(s): Electric Power Research Institute
Publication Date: 12/2012
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This report describes the methodology and results of the most rigorous assessment to date of the riverine hydrokinetic energy resource in the contiguous 48 states and Alaska, excluding tidal waters. The assessment provides estimates of the gross, naturally available resource, termed the theoretical resource, as well as estimates, termed the technically recoverable resource, that account for selected technological factors affecting capture and conversion of the theoretical resource. The technically recoverable resource does not account for all technical constraints on energy capture and conversion.