Assessment of the Potential of Off-Grid microHydro in an Irrigation Canal in Lower Magsaysay, Kuya, Maramag, Bukidnon to Power Streetlights
Author(s): Dana Marie Y. Eduave , Arman T. Gascon
Published: 15 Oct 2021
Volume: 25 (2021) Issue 1, Page: 51, Category: Natural Sciences,
This study is about the assessment of a potential microhydro system in an irrigation canal in Lower Magsaysay, Kuya, Maramag, Bukidnon to power streetlights. The assessment showed that the microhydro have enough potential just to power streetlights. The microhydro system designed utilizes cross flow turbine of 6 kW power output and generator with power rating of 6 kW. The microhydro, based on design specifications, can generate maximum power output of 6 kW, which is enough to power streetlights that can cover longer distance based on the guidelines set by the Department of Energy on road lighting. The microhydro turbine and generator have an estimated cost of Php 81,129.00 and the street light system at Php 308,844.00. Realization of these systems can greatly help the residents in the area in terms of accessibility, safety and security.
Keyword(s): micro hydro power plant renewable energy irrigation canal