Estimating the potential of mini-hydropower generation in an ungauged catchment using hydrological modelling

Hydroponic greenhouse agriculture is an excellent method of producing crops throughout the year in agro-climatologically challenging remote provinces such as Newfoundland and Labrador. However, energy requirements for heating, ventilation and light may reduce profitability of greenhouses even with high local demand for products. This pre-feasibility study investigates the potential of using mini-hydroelectric power to generate the power needed for Growing for Life’s hydroponic greenhouses HVAC systems located in Western Newfoundland.