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Optimizing Hydroelectric Power Generation: The Case of Shiroro Dam

Ajibola, Olawale O. E. and Ajala, Olamide S. and Akanmu, James O and Balogun, Oluwaseyi J. (2017) Optimizing Hydroelectric Power Generation: The Case of Shiroro Dam. In: World Congress on Engineering 2017 , July 5-7, 2017, London, U.K..

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Abstract—Hydroelectric power, one of the most important sources of mass generation of electric power, is a renewable source of energy. The amount of electricity that can be produced by a hydro-electricity generating system depends on systemic variables viz; plant efficiency, volumetric water flow through the turbine and the head of the water from the water surface to the turbine. The availability of the Water in the reservoir is a function of some hydrological variables principal among which are rainfall, reservoir inflows and evaporation. Understanding the dynamics of these variables, and the correlation between them are core to proper planning and management of a hydroelectric power station. In this Study, simple mathematical methods that include linear programming and statistical analysis based on simulation techniques were used to evaluate vital parameters based on the hydrologic data obtained from the Hydrologic Units of the Shiroro Power Stations in Nigeria. The overall aim of the study is to idealize power generation at Shiroro dam in and out of rain season so as to ensure optimum generation of electricity all year round in order to achieve energy sufficiency in Nigeria.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: hydroelectric power, pumped storage, hydrological variables, simulation techniques
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2017 10:18
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2017 10:18

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