Yes you can consume energy onsite, provided that the hydropower system can connect into the site distribution board.
Sometimes this is not possible to consume energy because the hydro site is geographically separate from the site distribution board, or the cable run would be excessively long. Whenever possible the preferred option would be to connect into the site distribution board because this allows you to offset imported energy which significantly increases the income from the hydropower system.
If it isn’t physically possible to connect to the onsite distribution board because the cable length would be too long, or the generation system is significantly larger than the onsite loads, or there simply isn’t an on-site distribution board, then the system would be directly connected to the grid via a dedicated line.
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Once complete, you will understand the site potential and be guided through the next steps to develop your project. You can read more about hydropower in our Hydro Learning Centre.
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