A micro hydro power generation system for sustainable microgrid development in rural electrification of Africa

Li Wang, Dong Jing Lee, Long Yi Chen, Jyun Ying Yu, Shen Rong Jan, Su Jen Chen, Wei Jen Lee, Ming Hua Tsai, Wei Taw Lin, Yuan Chung Li, Bai K. Blyden

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Abstract

This paper examines the feasibility of applying a micro hydro power generation system as one of the enabling technologies that previously submitted for a balanced distributed generation strategy through a modified Microgrid as part of the various regional energy programs underway in Africa. In addition, this paper also points to R&D advancements in various technologies focused on energy sustainability. Our evaluation suggests that micro hydro power generation systems integrated even at Microgrid powered levels have potential to provide an efficiency of service to rural communities. Since they will be able to provide voltage and frequency control, this development will serve as primary building blocks for future system expansion. Issues regarding the potential resources for hybrid distributed generation and reliability of power supply are addressed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES '09
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 17
Event2009 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES '09 - Calgary, AB, Canada
Duration: 2009 Jul 262009 Jul 30

Publication series

Name2009 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES '09

Other

Other2009 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES '09
CountryCanada
CityCalgary, AB
Period09-07-2609-07-30

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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