Economic analysis of installing micro hydro power plants in Chia-Nan Irrigation Association of Taiwan using water of Irrigation canals

Li Wang, Dong Jing Lee, Jian Hong Liu, Zan Zia Chen, Zone Yuan Kuo, Jin Shi Hsu, Cheng Mei Chen, Shen Syi Chiu, Ming Hua Tsai, Wei Taw Lin, Yun Chung Lee

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Abstract

This paper presents the economic-analysis results and calculated potentials to study future installation of micro hydro power (MHP) plants in some selected canals of Chia-Nan Irrigation Association in Taiwan. There are total 17 Irrigation Associations in Taiwan and each Irrigation Association has a number of irrigation canals with available water captured from several large streams in Taiwan for farmland irrigation. These irrigation canals have potentials to generate electric power using MHP plants. This paper studies the potentials and economics of seven irrigation canals with water heads higher than 2 m. Direct cost, indirect cost, standby budget, and maintenance cost, etc. are employed to compare with the average annual return that the generated electric energy delivers to the utility grid using a simple payback-period method. With the proposed economic-analysis results and potential outcomes, Chia-Nan Irrigation Association may determine the best locations with minimum payback years to install suitable MHP plants for electric power generation. This economic method can also be applied to other Irrigation Associations in Taiwan to take best advantage of water resources.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Power and Energy Society 2008 General Meeting
Subtitle of host publicationConversion and Delivery of Electrical Energy in the 21st Century, PES
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sep 29
EventIEEE Power and Energy Society 2008 General Meeting: Conversion and Delivery of Electrical Energy in the 21st Century, PES - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: 2008 Jul 202008 Jul 24

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NameIEEE Power and Energy Society 2008 General Meeting: Conversion and Delivery of Electrical Energy in the 21st Century, PES

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OtherIEEE Power and Energy Society 2008 General Meeting: Conversion and Delivery of Electrical Energy in the 21st Century, PES
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA
Period08-07-2008-07-24

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Wang, L., Lee, D. J., Liu, J. H., Chen, Z. Z., Kuo, Z. Y., Hsu, J. S., Chen, C. M., Chiu, S. S., Tsai, M. H., Lin, W. T., & Lee, Y. C. (2008). Economic analysis of installing micro hydro power plants in Chia-Nan Irrigation Association of Taiwan using water of Irrigation canals. In IEEE Power and Energy Society 2008 General Meeting: Conversion and Delivery of Electrical Energy in the 21st Century, PES [4596350] (IEEE Power and Energy Society 2008 General Meeting: Conversion and Delivery of Electrical Energy in the 21st Century, PES). https://doi.org/10.1109/PES.2008.4596350