Micro-hydropower potential assessment and generation volatility due to seasonal climate

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Abstract

This paper proposes hydropower potential sites for a resort island located in the South China Sea. Furthermore, the effects of seasonal climate to hydropower generation are also discussed. The resort island selected is Tioman, as it represents the typical energy requirements of many resort islands in the South China Sea. The island relies mainly on diesel-fuel for electricity generation. However, diesel is subjected to high and volatile market prices, high operation and maintenance costs, and poses environmental risks. Therefore, to mitigate diesel fuel dependency, reconnaissance studies were conducted through topographic maps and hydrological studies in order to determine the potential sites or locations available for the development of a micro-hydropower plant in Tioman Island. The result shows that a total of 10 sites identified to have micro-hydro potential from 26 investigated sites. From the monthly estimated river flow, it can be seen that the hydropower in Tioman Island varies seasonally, having the highest potential during the northeast monsoon season.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceeding - 2014 IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy, PECon 2014
EditorsMohd Izhwan Muhamad, Mohammad Nawawi Seroji
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages371-376
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479972975
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2014
Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy, PECon 2014 - Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Duration: 01 Dec 201403 Dec 2014

Publication series

NameConference Proceeding - 2014 IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy, PECon 2014

Other

Other2014 IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy, PECon 2014
CountryMalaysia
CityKuching, Sarawak
Period01/12/1403/12/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Khan, M. R. B., Jidin, R., Jagadeesh, P., & Shaaya, S. A. (2014). Micro-hydropower potential assessment and generation volatility due to seasonal climate. In M. I. Muhamad, & M. N. Seroji (Eds.), Conference Proceeding - 2014 IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy, PECon 2014 (pp. 371-376). [7062473] (Conference Proceeding - 2014 IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy, PECon 2014). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PECON.2014.7062473