Commissioned: 2016 | Classification: Headpond
Downstream fish guidance system at small run-of-the-river hydropower plant in central Italy.
The Franciolini Power Plant is a run-of-the-river hydropower facility on Fiume Ecino in the Province of Ancona, Italy. ENEL SpA operates the power plant and retained Smith-Root to direct downstream-migrating trout and barbel to a spillway gate rather than the power headrace gates.
With assistance from Smith-Root’s partner in Italy, Aquaprogram s.r.l., a design was developed that featured a low and variable voltage pulsed DC field enabled by a pair of vertical electrode arrays. The pulsed DC field created by the guidance system was constructed and commissioned in Autumn 2016. Smith-Root prepared the barrier design and manufactured the guidance system equipment, and Aquaprogram provided on-site project management and commissioning services.
|Pulsators||Pulsator Qty||Power Output||Water Depth||Waterway Width||Water Velocity||Conductivity|
|1.5kVA POW||1||700W max. with variable voltage output||2.0 meters||19.3 meters||<1.1 m/s||300-500 µS/cm|
Specifications subject to change without notice.