Hydropower Software | SIMAHPP Professional

SIMAHPP Professional for Hydropower Optimization and Project Feasibility Evaluation

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Screenshots : Below are a few screenshots of SIMAHPP graphical interface:

New! Net Present Value (NPV) & Internal Rate of Return (IRR) comparison charts

Simulation results with graphs for flow hydrographs and design flows

Simulation results with graphs for power and energy production

Simulation results with comparative graphs for design flow, optimum time of operations

Simulation results with comparative graphs for power, energy production

Simulation results with comparative graphs for investment costs, energy revenues

Simulation results with comparative graphs for payback periods, amortization rates

Simulation results with comparative graphs for carbon emission reduction

Overall simulation results for various hydro system options or scenarios

Turbine Efficiency Editor


SIMAHPP®4 Professional is a Windows based software used to simulate and assess the feasibility of hydropower projects combining hydraulic, financial, and environmental parameters. SIMAHPP has been used internationally by consultants, university professors, researchers, and turbine manufacturers from 30+ countries in Europe, North and Latin America, Africa, Asia & Australia

SIMAHPP Professional is a multi-site, multi-option simulator intended to solve a wide range of problems such as to determine design flows and to choose appropriate hydro turbine, optimize time of operation in a year so as to maximize annual energy production, determine the energy revenue, estimate investment and maintenance costs, determine amortization rates, Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR), payback periods, and indicates the impact of the project on reducing carbon emission reduction as well as the potential for carbon market revenue if the planned hydropower project is to be operational. In addition, SIMAHPP 4 Professional (v4.8) offers much flexible simulation options with the added module to conduct sensitivity analysis, turbine efficiency editor to allow users to use either fixed turbine values or flow-based variable turbine eficiencies.

SIMAHPP Professional

SIMAHPP is available in three main license packages ( Comparison Table):
Professional and Network: for small to large hydro-systems and multi-site simulations (upto 10 MW or > 10 MW)
Standard: for small hydro-systems and multi-site simulations (<=10 MW)
Lite: for small hydro-systems and single site simulations (<=10 MW)

Outputs include detailed project characterisitics and result analysis (both tabular and upto 40 graphical analysis) basd on three key parameters: hydraulic, financial, and environmental parameters. The sensitivity analysis module helps to further customize project characterisitcs information to the desired range of key parameters and investment costs.

SIMAHPP 4 Professional Slideshow

Key Features
Simulation Outputs
System Compatibility
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With SIMAHPP 4 professional, users have full control on all input parameters of various project scenarios and possibilities and can see results with a wide range of analysis and graphical demonstrations. The program has five major sections: advanced file manager, project options, hydraulic, financial, and environmental modules, and the Simulator.

Capabilities and key features
SIMAHPP graphical interface has the following key features:
Simulate small and large hydropower systems
Simulate single to multi-site hydropower systems
Multi-criteria project evaluation: hydraulic evaluation, financial evaluation, and environmental evaluation
Conduct sensitivity analysis (New in v4.5)
Variable efficiency (turbine efficiency) editor (New in v4.8)
Enhanced financial module for flexible investment cost simulation
Multi-flow data editor
Variable head- and tailwater elevations editor
Wide range of turbine efficiency selections
Wide range of project service life selections
More than 140 currency options and user defined exchange rate
Easy to use graphical interface
Save, Preview and print results
Format option for graph types, colors
Advanced file manager for ease placement and retrieval of files
Import older versions of SIMAHPP, i.e SIMAHPP v2xx and above
File backup option while importing older project file
Create SIMAHPP Project Exchange file (*.SPX)
Convert *.SPX to the SIMAHPP Project Root file *.SPR
Easy to use parameter editors
Online Help Contents and User's Guide
Technical support through our Support Desk
Interface background color preference
Quick guide dialog launch option

Financial evaluation
With SIMAHPP 4 Professional, users can determine the feasibility of the project based on the simulation results such as:
Investment costs
Net Present Value (NPV)
Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
Amortization plan on yearly or monthly basis
Payback period
Investment costs per system capacity
Carbon market revenue, etc.

Hydraulic evaluation
On the technical aspect, SIMAHPP 4 Professional calculates:
Design flow
Power for a wide range of system efficiency
Maximized energy production using optimized system operation period
Appropriate turbine type for the simulated hydropower system

Environmental evaluation
From the environmental point of view, SIMAHPP 4 Professional calculates the carbon emission reduction potential of the project based of user’s specific situations and conversion parameters.

Simulation results
SIMAHPP provides detailed simulation results to evaluate the feasibility of a hydropower project:
Presentation of project characteristics tables and more results
Presentation of more than 40 graphical outputs
Calculate design flow (Qd),
Calculate optimum time of use per year (%Td) to maximize power production,
Calculate power production,
Calculate energy Production as per Td,
Calculate energy revenue,
Calculate or simulate investment costs,
Calculate costs per capacity (kw, kwh),
Calculate Operation & Maintenance Costs,
Calculate amortization rate on yearly and monthly basis,
Calculate net present value (NPV),
Calculate internal rate of return (IRR),
Calculate payback period,
Calculate carbon emission reduction,
Calculate carbon market revenue,
Suggeste appropriate turbine type,

Graphical outputs
Plot flow hydrographs,
Plot flow-duration curve (FDC),
Plot head- and tailwater elevations,
Plot power-duration curve,
Plot energy production curves,
Plot design flow and % optimum time of operation per year
Plot total power / Energy production comparison
Plot investment costs, costs per capacity comparison
Plot payback period and amortization rate comparison
Plot carbon emission reduction comparison
Plot NPV and IRR comparisons,

SIMAHPP is used by private and public companies as well as independent consultants from several countries. It continues to be a useful tool in various structures of the hydropower industry:
Consulting firms
Independent consultants and project managers
Educational institutions
Research institutions
Government offices
Turbine manufacturers

System compatibility
Window 7, Vista, XP, Server 2003, 2000, 98, 95

Demonstrations :
For online demonstrations, please check out the SIMAHPP Professional GUI demonstrationor the SIMAHPP 4 Professional Slideshow.

For download instructions , please register here or go to our online store.

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