Case Study: Design and Development of Pico Hydro Power System for Underserved Community in Kampung Semulong Ulu

Mah, Kar Weng (2010) Case Study: Design and Development of Pico Hydro Power System for Underserved Community in Kampung Semulong Ulu. [Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Kampung Semulong Ulu is located in Sri Aman, Sarawak. It is one of many communities that have started their own hydro power project. This community consists of 25 families, consisting of 93 people of Iban ancestry. Those villagers have settled in the area since about 60 years ago. The kampung inhabits a 143 metre longhouse and a few houses near by. The transportation to the Kampung requires two hours car trip and another two hours boat trip. This research was carried out to propose a pico hydro power system for Kampung Semulong Ulu. The pico hydro power system will be design from reservoir to power house excluding electronic design. Objectives of this study are to determine the different components of pico hydropower system, to study the site condition of underserved communities that suitable for pico hydro power, to investigate the effect of different components and factors that affects the efficiency of the generation of power, to propose and develop a pico hydro system for the underserved communities. The method that has been used to determine the stream flow on site is velocity-area method and GPS device has been used to determine the head. Beside that, a software known as HOMER will be used to verify the mannual calculations. The HOMER results show that the minimum required water flow to generate 5kW of electricity is 50L/s and the software also recommends constructing a pico hydro power system in Kampung Semulong Ulu. Based on the result obtained from the calculations, the proposed location of reservoir and power house can produce 6.35 kW and the maximum power with the proposed reservoir and penstock size is 4.55 kW which is sufficient for the villagers’ eletricity demand, 4.46 kW.

Item Type: Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2010.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Distributed generation of electric power,Small power production facilities,Unimas, university,universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak,Kuching, Samarahan,ipta,education, undergraduate,research ,Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 21 May 2015 03:18
Last Modified: 21 May 2015 03:18
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/7681

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