Article

Modelling and performance of an automated small hybrid plant

DOI: 10.1080/20421338.2016.1156841
Author(s): Samuel IlupejuDiscipline of Mechanical Engineering, Durban, South Africa, Freddie InambaoDiscipline of Mechanical Engineering, Durban, South Africa, Yetunde IlupejuDiscipline of Mechanical Engineering, Durban, South Africa, Taha Selim UstunElectrical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Abstract

Small rivers that can generate useful quantities of electricity are freely and proportionally distributed in Africa. Thousands of potential sites are available in South Africa, capable of generating hundreds of megawatts. Small hydropower generation is not a new approach in this part of the world, as many nearby countries are embarking it.

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