M. Oikonomou, Investigation of possibilities for combined management of water and energy in the hydrosystem of Trichonida and Lysimachia, Postgraduate Thesis, 51 pages, Department of Civil Engineering Educators – School of Pedagogical & Technological Education (ASPAITE), June 2018.
The present thesis aims: (1) to analyze the hydrologic regime of the specific region of Aitoloakarnania, in which the hydrosystem is located, (2) to present the interaction between the two lakes, (3) to look into any possible aspects of energy exploitation during their interaction, and (4) to study any effective energy model, which may ensue from the exploitation of water either from the hydrosystem or from each lake separately. First, it refers to the way these two lakes were created, how they contribute to the surrounding area and what the needs of the specific area for water are, which these two lakes cater for. What is also presented is the link and interaction between them through an artificial canal, which allows the hydrosystem as a single component. Moreover, there is a reference to possible energy exploitation, which can take place in the hydrosystem, especially in the area of connection between the two lakes and the artificial canal due to the narrowness and different saltiness, while a research on energy exploitation is conducted for each lake separately. Consequently, the operation and the purpose of a reversible hydroelectric project in the east side of Lake Trichonida is analyzed, which, as it will be mentioned below, may constitute the most advantageous method of energy production for the surrounding area without influencing the water and environmental balance of the region and causing irreparable interventions to the environment.