The HUG is a damless system that uses kinetic power of moving water. Rapids can add 70 MW power without impacting on the environment. Africa could benefit from its kinetic power of water from rapids. This would provide a return on investment within just a few years.
Now let’s explain the real reason for the HUG: POWER
The formula for Kinetic Energy is KE= ½ x A x V 3 x (.35) efficiency (A = area swept; Velocity). The area of the throat of the HUG is 3.26 m2
Kinetic Energy = ½ x 3.26 m2 x (7.7 m/s*)3 x .35 = 260kW/turbine x 6 = 1.56 MW
Acceleration = a = g (acceleration of gravity) = 9.8 m/sec
(Final Velocity)2 = 2 x a x s (2 x 9.8 m/sec x 3.05 m)= 7.7 m/sec