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Parametric study of a proposed small hydropower project at Gurara-Nigeria

Emetere, Moses and Bell, Oluwaseyi and Afolalu, Sunday A. and Mamudu, Angela Onose and Amusan, L. M. and Iroham, C.O. and Odun-Ayo, Isaac (2021) Parametric study of a proposed small hydropower project at Gurara-Nigeria. Cogent Engineering. ISSN 4: 1376488

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The energy crisis in developing is increasing by the day due to immigration and an increase in population. Hydroelectricity has been spotted to be the cheapest alternative energy option that can be financed by the government and private investors. In this research, a parametric investigation on the proposed small hydropower project was carried at Gurara, Nigeria. This project aims to incorporate a 4 MW hydropower plant within the waterfall neighborhood that already serves as a tourist center. The remote sensing dataset was used to map out the study location’s elevation and determine the possibility of a sustainable reservoir based on the rainfall pattern in the geographical location. It was observed that an average rainfall of 400 mm at efficiency between 0.65 and 0.75 would enable optimal energy generation. Also, it was found out that the bank elevation of the water path is equally important as designing the head-section of the hydroelectricity dam. Hence, the study location has enormous potentials to serve energy demands in Nigeria.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: hydroelectricity; energy; dam; remote sensing; head of dam
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2021 11:34
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2021 11:34

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