Abstract: Each hydropower plant is usually designed for specific amount of discharge and gross head. This paper presents the
methods used to measure the discharge and gross head variables with additional of assessment tools. Discharge
measurement methods covered include bucket, float, velocity-area, dilution, hydraulic structure and advanced
discharge measurement while gross head measurement methods covered include topographic and DEM maps, hose
level with pressure gauge, sight level, spirit level and advanced survey instruments. The assessment tools presented
include SMART MINI-IDRO, Integrated Method for Power Analysis, VIPIDRO ASTE 4.0, Hydromatch, Hydrohelp
and Renewable Energy Technology Screen tool. The assessment tools used to estimate the potential of hydropower
resources in terms of energy, hydropower plant components and financial analysis. Therefore, this review paper
indicated the possibility of conducting a pre-feasibility study of hydropower estimation by using the open access tools
and accessible equipment in the carpentry and mason works, especially in the developing countries.
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Research, SSA. "Measurement methods for hydropower resources: a review" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed May 12, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/measurement-methods-for-hydropower-resources-a-review