Assessing the Flow Characteristics of Amanyi Stream for a Small Scale HydroPower Development

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ABSTRACT

The study assessed the flow characteristics of Amanyi stream for a mini hydro power development for Neke Uno, Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria. The stream has a maximum flow discharge, Qmax of 8.5m3/s, average discharge, Qav of 6.9m3/s, minimum dependable discharge, Qmin of 4.21m3/s and a selected design discharge Qd of 6.37m3/s. Topographic survey and plant layout showed a head of 3.63m (low head) which is possible for power generation. It was also determined that for the available head and selected design discharge, a power output of 154KW is achievable. This power can meet 83% of power requirement for Neke Uno Community near the hydropower plant. This power however, can be increased by some modification of the existing topography.

It is recommended that the hydropower development of the Amanyi stream be given serious consideration under public private agreement with some financial assistance from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to make it feasible for the community. This could be a pilot hydropower supply source for rural areas that have similar streams and topography.


Table of Contents
List of Tables
List of Figures


CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background Information

1.2 Problem Statement
1.3 Objectives of Study
1.4 Justification of Study
1.5 Scope of Study


CHAPTER TWO LITERATURE REVIEW

2.1 General

2.2 Origin of Hydropower
2.3 Hydropower Potentials of Africa
2.4 Hydropower Development in Nigeria
2.5 Need for Small Hydropower Development
2.6 Nigerian Hydropower Environment
2.7 Advantages and Disadvantages of Small Hydropower Scheme

2.8 Types of small Hydropower Schemes
2.9 Classification of small Hydropower Scheme
2.10 Existing small Hydropower Schemes in Nigeria


CHAPTER THREE METHODOLOGY
3.1 Description of Study Area
3.2 Socio-economic Activities
3.3 Site Selection for Hydopower Development
3.4 Topographical Map of Study Area

3.5 Stream Discharge Data Collection
3.6 Hydrograph of Stream of Study
3.7 Flow Duration Curve
3.7.1 Maximum Flow Discharge of the Stream

3.7.2 Average Flow Discharge of the Stream

3.7.3 Minimum Dependable Flow Discharge

3.8 Power Potential of Scheme

3.9 Installed Capacity of Scheme 3.10 Plant capacity factor
3.11 Firm or Dependable Power 3.12 Annual Energy Generation

3.13 Flood

3.14 Hydraulic Design of Hydropower Scheme 3.15 Penstock Pipe Sizing
3.16 Intake Design
3.17 Trash Rack Design

3.18 Entrance Losses
3.19 Actual Power Generated


CHAPTER FOUR RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
4.1 Discussion of Results
4.2 Matching Demand with Supply
4.2.1 Domestic Load Demand
4.2.2 Industrial Load Demand
4.3 Project Cost Estimate


CHAPTER FIVE CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1 Conclusion
5.2 Recommendations
5.3 Contribution to knowledge

References Appendices 

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The MasterMind, P (2021). Assessing the Flow Characteristics of Amanyi Stream for a Small Scale HydroPower Development. Afribary.com: Retrieved March 03, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/assessing-the-flow-characteristics-of-amanyi-stream-for-a-small-scale-hydropower-development

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Project, The MasterMind. "Assessing the Flow Characteristics of Amanyi Stream for a Small Scale HydroPower Development" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 22 Feb. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/assessing-the-flow-characteristics-of-amanyi-stream-for-a-small-scale-hydropower-development . Accessed 03 Mar. 2021.

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Project, The MasterMind. "Assessing the Flow Characteristics of Amanyi Stream for a Small Scale HydroPower Development". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 22 Feb. 2021. Web. 03 Mar. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/assessing-the-flow-characteristics-of-amanyi-stream-for-a-small-scale-hydropower-development >.

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Project, The MasterMind. "Assessing the Flow Characteristics of Amanyi Stream for a Small Scale HydroPower Development" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed March 03, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/assessing-the-flow-characteristics-of-amanyi-stream-for-a-small-scale-hydropower-development