Hydropower development classification.
|By size ||By head ||By operation and type of flow |
|Type||Capacity (MW)||Turbine type||Elevation difference (m)|
|Pico||0.005||Hydraulic wheel||0.2 < H < 4||Run off river|
|Micro||0.1||Archimedes' screw||1 < H < 10||Reservoir and dam based and;|
|Mini||1||Kaplan and propeller||2 < H < 40||Pumped storage|
|Small||1–100||Francis||10 < H < 350||In-stream technology using existing facilities|
|Medium||100–500||Pelton||50 < H < 1300|
|Large||>500||Michel-Banki||3 < H < 250|
|Turgo||50 < H < 250|
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