Authors: Sushrut Patki, Ramesh Mote, Mangesh Mahajan, Rohit Jadhav, Rushikesh Pawar, Tushar Mohite
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Water\'s potential energy is used to generate electricity in hydroelectric power plants. It generates clean energy. Water may be utilised for agriculture and other purposes after it has been used to generate power. In 1882, a waterwheel on Wisconsin\'s Fox River was used to generate electricity for the first time. Early in the twentieth century, hydropower continued to play an important role in the global expansion of electrical service. Hydroelectric power plants range in size from a few hundred kW to thousands of MW. For generating capacities less than 100 KW, they are classified as micro hydro power plants. As a renewable and clean source, hydroelectric power plants are far more reliable and efficient than fossil fuel power plants. As a result, small to medium-sized hydroelectric generating stations were upgraded wherever there was a sufficient supply of moving water and a demand for electricity. Small hydro plants fell out of favour as electricity demand increased in the middle of the century and the efficiency of coal and oil-fired power plants improved. Hydropower plant megaprojects have been created. The bulk of these power plants used enormous dams to flood large amounts of land in order to provide water storage and hence a continual supply of energy. The environmental implications of such huge hydro projects have recently been noted as a source of concern. Developers are finding it increasingly difficult to build additional dams due to objections from environmentalists and residents in the flooded areas. As a result, the necessity for small-scale hydroelectric power plants in the form of mini and micro hydro power plants has developed. Malaysia has no micro hydro power plants, and the smallest category of hydro power plants in Malaysia is mini hydro, with capacities ranging from 500 kW to 100 kW. The purpose of this work is to explore the conceptual design and development of a micro hydro power plant. Hydroelectric power generating is one of several methods for producing energy. Coal, natural gas, and oil were the three most commonly utilized energy sources in 2009. These sources not only emit hazardous pollutants to the environment, but they also deplete scarce resources. As a result, other energy sources must be investigated. The inherent energy of moving water is harvested by guiding the water through a turbine, which converts the energy of moving water into mechanical energy. In the generator, mechanical energy is turned into electricity. The flow rate and pressure head of the water supply must be determined in order to select the right generator for a certain application. Small-scale hydropower is one of the most cost-effective energy options to be explored for rural electrification in developing nations. It is also the key hope for future hydro projects in Europe, where large-scale prospects have either been exhausted or are now deemed environmentally undesirable. Little hydro technology is incredibly durable and one of the most ecologically friendly energy sources accessible. The growth of hydroelectricity in the twentieth century was commonly connected with the construction of big dams. Hundreds of large concrete, rock, and earth barriers were built across river valleys across the world to construct massive artificial lakes. Although providing a substantial, steady power source as well as irrigation and flood control benefits, the dams inevitably inundated significant areas of arable land and displaced thousands of local residents. In many situations, the dam\'s output and longevity have been diminished as a result of fast silting up. There are also other environmental issues that might arise as a result of such significant influence with river flows.
Renewable energy is defined as energy produced from natural sources that are replenished at a faster rate than it is consumed. Sunshine and wind are two examples of such continually replenishing sources. Renewable energy sources abound and are all around us. Coal, oil, and gas, on the other hand, are non-renewable resources that develop over hundreds of millions of years. When fossil fuels are used to generate energy, they emit dangerous greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide. Renewable energy produces much less emissions than burning fossil fuels.
Transitioning away from fossil fuels, which now account for the majority of emissions, and towards renewable energy is critical for tackling the climate catastrophe. Renewables are now less expensive in most nations and provide three times as many employments as fossil fuels.
Hydropower captures the energy of transporting water from higher to lower heights. It can be produced by reservoirs and rivers. Reservoir hydropower facilities use stored water in a reservoir, whereas run-of-river hydropower plants use energy from the river's available flow. Hydropower reservoirs frequently provide numerous functions, including drinking water, irrigation water, flood and drought management, navigation services, and electricity delivery.
II. SCOPE AND RELEVANCE
Hydropower is now the most important renewable energy source in the electrical industry. It is dependent on relatively steady rainfall patterns and can be harmed by climate-induced droughts or changes in ecosystems that affect rainfall patterns. The infrastructure required to generate hydropower can potentially have a negative influence on ecosystems. As a result, many people believe that small-scale hydro is a more ecologically benign alternative, especially for isolated populations. In particular, the use of drones does allow the opportunity to get an overall survey of the area and make a better use of farmer time. For this purpose, our work aims at developing a system capable of analyzing the soil condition with a rapid ?ight. The idea is to approach a correlation between radar or satellite acquired parameters and soil roughness values obtained from RGB-D cameras or laser scanners.
III. LITERATURE REVIEW
Refurbishment and uprating of hydro power plants has become an important issue for power generation experts and the utilities because of perennial shortage of power and slow pace in new hydro power addition programs. As a result, in the recent years there has been great deal of interest in refurbishment and uprating of hydro power plants (HPP) for effective utilization of water potential. The concern about the issue has resulted from the large number of power houses in India which have outlived their useful life or are not operating optimally due to inadequacies in design. Hence, refurbishment and uprating of hydro power plants is the need of the day. To accomplish such a task various aspect of refurbishment and uprating of hydro power plants need to be reviewed. The present paper focuses on the research activities and practical experience in the area of refurbishment and uprating of hydro power plants. This exhaustive review consisting of about 214 research papers, reports, guidelines and standards will be of great help to the researchers, hydro power utilities and energy policy planners.
2. International Conference on Research in Sciences, Engineering & Technology
Hydroelectricity is electricity produced by the generators that are pushed by the water movement. This is one of the widely used sustainable power. One of the major advantages of the hydro power after constructing the plant is wastage is not created.22% of the word power is generated by hydroelectricity, which constitutes around about 78% of power from inexhaustible natural resources. The yearly hydroelectric creation of India is 115.6 TWh with an introduced limit is 33.6 GW. Miniature hydro is a word utilized for hydroelectric force establishments that commonly produce a power up to 300 KW of intensity. These establishments can give capacity to a disconnected home or little network of sloping territories, or are here and there associated with electric force organizations.
There are a considerable lot of these establishments around the globe, especially in agricultural countries as they can give a prudent wellspring of energy without acquisition of fuel. In the current paper an endeavor is made to portray the different parts of miniature hydro for creation of power in uneven regions like site evaluation, development and attributes, job of miniature hydro in supportable improvement and so forth.
3. Taalaibek Mederov, Kyrgyz State Technical University
In this article, the subject of research is hydro turbine systems for micro hydroelectric power plants, and much attention is paid to the hydropower potential and the possibility of their development. Electricity is important in the socioeconomic sphere. Hydropower is one of the most suitable and efficient renewable energy sources with over a century of experience in generating electricity. Capacity and construction are the two main criteria by which hydropower plants are classified. On the scale of power: large, small and micro hydropower.
By design: dam structures with a reservoir, run of river, pumped storage, in stream. The purpose of the study was to review and analyze the potential of hydropower, as well as various designs of hydro turbines. Various types of hydraulic turbines have been studied. The classification of hydraulic turbines for small and micro hydroelectric power plants is given. General descriptions of hydraulic turbines, their elements and characteristics are presented. Recommendations are made for a suitable hydro turbine for various small hydro power plants.
4. Gaurang Chaudhari, C.K. Pithawalla College of Engineering & Technology
Renewable energy is one of the best options for challenging situation to supply and demand of electricity. Out of all renewable energy sources, hydro gives effective results at different phase. The hydro power plant helps us to generate the electricity from the potential energy of water. Site selection and huge investment are major drawbacks for huge hydro power plant. Instead of creating one large source of energy, we can install the same amount of source by using small or micro hydropower plant on the local river. River being rich source of water and location for installation of small hydro power plant are in favor of India. The design and components of small hydro power plant to be discuss in this paper apart from that, there is a wide range of possibility to improve the performance efficiency of small hydro power plant.
IV. OBJECTIVES OF PROPOSED WORK
The objective is to design a hydroelectric plant utilizing optimal energy in the water, with minimum submergence and economic costs, considering seasonal variation in power generation to meet the region's demand during all seasons.
The potential energy of water held in a dam erected across the river is used in a hydroelectric power plant (Hydel plant). The stored water's potential energy is transformed to kinetic energy by first sending it via the penstock pipe. With a water turbine, the kinetic energy of the water is turned into mechanical energy. The turbine is connected to the generator. The generator converts the mechanical energy available at the turbine's shaft into electrical energy.
Because gravity is the driving force behind the cascade, the energy contained in the water is known as gravitational potential energy.
A. Schematic and Layout Diagram of Hydropower Plant
B. Layout of Hydroelectric Power Plant
The schematic depiction of a hydroelectric power plant is shown in Figure B.
The primary elements are
? Water Reservoir ? Penstock
? Dam ? Surge Tank
? Spillway ? Water Turbine
? Gate ? Draft Tube
? Pressure Tunnel ? Tail Race Level
We should promote the usage of hydropower since it does not pollute the environment or emit greenhouse gases. Hydropower is one of the cleanest, most dependable, and least expensive energy sources. There are several reasons why more hydroelectric power or hydroelectricity is beneficial, such as the fact that hydroelectric power is a clean, renewable form of energy that does not contribute to global warming or climate change, as fossil fuels such as oil do.
Hydroelectric power plants guarantee stable electricity delivery by permitting consistent and consistent electricity generation, which is not the case with other renewable energy sources such as solar and wind energy. Hydroelectric power plants have a long history of usage and create the world\'s greatest percentage of renewable energy, far exceeding that of solar, wind, and geothermal energy. The lake formed as a consequence of the construction of a hydroelectric power plant may be utilized for irrigation as well as recreational tourism in the form of water sports, fishing, swimming, and boating. Utilizing hydropower offers several advantages. It might help us produce more power more quickly, consistently, and sustainably in the future.
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