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Microhydro definitions

Definitions of small, mini, and micro hydro plants found in literature

Country micro
(kilowatts)
mini
(kilowatts)
small
(megawatts)
United States < 100 100 - 1000 1 - 30
United States < 100 100 - 1000 -
China - < 500 0.5 - 25
USSR < 100 - 0.1 - 30
France 5 - 5000 - -
India < 100 101 - 1000 1 -15
Brazil < 100 100 - 1000 1 - 30
Norway *  < 100 100 - 1000 1 - 10 
various < 100 < 1000 < 10

Source: Moreire, J.R. & Poole, A.D. (1993) Hydropower and its constraints.
In: Johansson T.B.  et al, (1993) Renewable energy : sources for fuels and electricity (ISBN 1-85383-155-7)

* Source: Report No. 17/1991, ISBN 82-410-0126-6, ISSN 0802-2569,
from The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Administrasjon (NVE).




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