Patent Number: 6,396,162

Title: Underground hydroelectric plant

Abstract: An underground hydroelectric power plant for use adjacent to rivers, whichutilizes an underground water tank connected to multiple undergroundpenstocks. The said penstocks will carry water to underground turbines,which will operate generators for the generation of electricity. Thiselectric energy will be transferred via underground cables to an offsitetransformer. The water upon exiting the turbines will be led via anunderground outlet pipe back to the river. This underground hydroelectricplant operates on the simple principle that a flowing body of water in ariver must have a downward angle to it or the water would not flow and bestagnant, similar to a lake.

Inventors: Carrillo; David Matthew (Riverside, CA)


International Classification: F03B 13/08 (20060101); F03B 13/00 (20060101); H02P 009/04 ()

Expiration Date: 05/28/2014