Technical Problem Analysis of Micro Hydro Plants: A Case Study at Pokhari Chauri of Kavre District

  • Sugam Maharjan Department of Mechanical Engineering, Thapathali Campus, IOE, TU, Kathmandu
  • Rajendra Shrestha Department of Mechanical Engineering, Central Campus, Pulchowk, IOE, TU, Lalitpur
Keywords: Micro Hydro Plant (MHP), Technical Problem

Abstract

  In Nepal, there are number of Micro hydro plant installed each year for village electrification and income growth activity. This paper highlights on the technical problem face by existing micro-hydro systems. The study shows the technical status of micro-hydro plant needs to be improved. Most of the problems are found in civil components due to the use of locally available materials and unskilled labor in construction works. The problem associated with mechanical components is due to the mishandling of equipment and lack of preventive maintenance. In addition, the study shows that the lack of technical knowledge about the electrical and electronic components to the operator, created problems in electrical system. Thus various problem associated with micro-hydro system has been identified. For the sustainable development of micro- hydro system, the technical problem and financial problem has been analyzed.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jie.v10i1.10896

Journal of the Institute of Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2014, pp. 149–156

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2014-08-03
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Maharjan, S., & Shrestha, R. (2014). Technical Problem Analysis of Micro Hydro Plants: A Case Study at Pokhari Chauri of Kavre District. Journal of the Institute of Engineering, 10(1), 149-156. https://doi.org/10.3126/jie.v10i1.10896
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