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Mapping Sites for Retrofitting non-Powered Dams in Romania as Renewable Power Sources
In the context of growing need for energy and the shift to low-carbon energy sources, innovating solutions in the renewable energy sector are encouraged. Currently, hydropower is the largest source of renewable energy in the world and is expected to play a major role in future power systems. Many dams in Romania are not equipped for hydropower generation, and they can represent a potential for new power production in the existing river system, most likely not adding new major environmental impacts to the already regulated systems. This paper presents a methodology to identify and analyze for retrofitting dams having hydropower potential applied on Romanian territory. The data base applied consists of dams and small sills, having any type of use.