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Feasibility study of Gisuma micro-hydropower plant (Rwanda)
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Building, Energy and Environmental Engineering. KTH Royal Institute of technology.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Building, Energy and Environmental Engineering. KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Nowadays; Rwanda is one of the country which is under developing country and one of the strategy to be used is to explore and develop the sector of energy in Rwanda.

Our country Rwanda needs to develop the rural electrification sectors in order to provide illumination to the population living in those rural  areas for rapid development in different sectors like schools; health centers; business centers; administrative officers. As MSE we have this opportunity to show our contribution by making a feasibility study of Gisuma Micro-hydropower plant in Gisagara District.

A micro hydropower is used in the rural electrification and does not necessary supply electricity to the national grid. Micro hydro powers plants are utilized in isolated and off-grid like Gisuma areas.

In Rwanda the existing electricity network necessity high transmission lines and low load factor and this has an implication of high cost of extending to grid extension.The future Gisuma micro hydropower plant will be managed by the local population people of Gisuma sector and we hope to have a rapid change and development of daily life  from Gisuma people.

To get all required information one of method to be used is the interview of peoples which are living in that region and site visits by measurement of important data such as head, discharge, topographic data of the river are presented. Then, the results obtained were analyzed using RETScreen software to demonstrate the technical feasibility of the plant to identify electromechanical equipments such as turbine, alternator, etc.., to be used in that micro-hydropower.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 136 p.
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Energy Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-19066OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-19066DiVA: diva2:792182
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Energy systems
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Available from: 2015-03-09 Created: 2015-03-03 Last updated: 2015-03-09Bibliographically approved

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