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ASSESSMENT OF JEBBA HYDROPOWER DAM OPERATION FOR IMPROVED ENERGY PRODUCTION AND FLOOD MANAGEMENT

Olukanni, D. O. and Adejumo, T. A. and Salami, A. W. (2016) ASSESSMENT OF JEBBA HYDROPOWER DAM OPERATION FOR IMPROVED ENERGY PRODUCTION AND FLOOD MANAGEMENT. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 11 (3). pp. 8450-8467. ISSN 1819-6608

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Abstract

One of the reservoir management options for flood moderation and energy production is the operation of Hydropower Dams to protect people and their socio-economic activities in flood plain areas. This study focuses on assessing Jebba Hydropower Dam Operation for improved energy production and flood management. Available Data for 27-year period (1984 - 2011) such as inflow, elevation, turbine release, generating head, energy generation, tailrace water level and plant coefficient was obtained from Jebba Dam Station. The present reservoir-operating rule was investigated using statistical analysis to model the operation of the multi-purpose reservoir. Statistical tests carried out in accordance with standard procedure include chi-square (χ2), probability plot coefficient of correlation (r), and coefficient of determination (R2). The results show that the optimal solution at operating performance of 50% reservoir inflow reliability has the total annual energy generation of 42105.63MWH with adequate water supply for downstream users and for irrigation throughout the year with annual optimal evaporation losses averaged at 58.16Mm3. Average optimal energy generation obtained is 19% of the observed energy generation but with adequate water supply for downstream users and for irrigation throughout the year. It is, therefore, essential to develop a decision-making framework capable of handling the conflicting demands

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Jebba hydropower dam, flood management, energy production, operating performance
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2016 15:37
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2016 15:37
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/7433

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