Small Hydropower: Feasible Location, Potential and Installation in Odisha

Sahu, Sanoj (2015) Small Hydropower: Feasible Location, Potential and Installation in Odisha. MTech thesis.



Odisha is undergoing a serious power crisis situation at present scenario. Although this power shortage can be satisfied by non-renewable energies, these have many environmental problems and are too costly to install and maintain. Hence this project is concentrated on small hydropower which is a renewable energy, have no environmental issues and relatively cheaper. In this project, RS and GIS techniques have been used to find the feasible locations for small hydropower plant (SHP) installations. The digital elevation model (DEM) and hydrologic data (discharge data) have been used to estimate the small hydropower potential of the state. In the present analysis around 40 feasible locations for SHP installation were found which constituted around a potential of 33MW. Due to this around 109489 tonnes of coal can be saved that were to be used in thermal power plants and a considerable amount of greenhouse gas emission can be restricted. A large number of rural population can be benefitted who were earlier being deprived of electricity

Item Type:Thesis (MTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:RS and GIS, Small hydropower plant, DEM, discharge data
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Civil Engineering > Water Resources Engineering
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Civil Engineering
ID Code:7066
Deposited By:Mr. Sanat Kumar Behera
Deposited On:23 Feb 2016 14:36
Last Modified:23 Feb 2016 14:36
Supervisor(s):Jha, R

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