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Sustainable Energy. 2014, 2(2), 63-80
DOI: 10.12691/rse-2-2-5
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Development of a Computational Interface for Hydropower Plants

Ajao K.R1, , Olabode O.F.1 and Sule O.1

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria

Pub. Date: March 27, 2014

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Ajao K.R, Olabode O.F. and Sule O.. Development of a Computational Interface for Hydropower Plants. Sustainable Energy. 2014; 2(2):63-80. doi: 10.12691/rse-2-2-5


The computational interface for hydropower plants was developed with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and tested using some available data from Jebba hydropower station to validate its functionality due to non availability of data for small hydropower plants which the interface is designed for. Hitherto several other methods have been used in hydropower computation, these methods range from manual computation with the use of pen and paper to the use of Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, some others utilize Visual Basic to commercial software. This interface was designed to compute flow duration values, plant capacity, power duration and the available energy. The program also have the project report feature, where user can view a concise report of the computation, save and print report sheets.

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