Small Hydro Power and its Potentiality in Assam

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Volume-23 Number-8
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : Debashish Ranjan Nath


Debashish Ranjan Nath"Small Hydro Power and its Potentiality in Assam", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V23(8),391-395 May 2015. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group

Small Hydropower is a Renewable non-polluting and environmentally benign source of energy. This study is intended to illuminate in terms of technology, power generation and installation of small hydro power plants particularly in Assam, which is very much suitable as an alternative to big dams, detrimental to the sensitive ecosystem of the region. It is reported that Assam has a hydropower potential of the order of 541 MW against which only 2.00 MW has been harnessed. The hilly areas of the State have good hydro potential as small streams can be harnessed for decentralized power generation through small hydro development. Due to lack of road communication in the difficult terrains, where most of small hydro sites are located in the state, the tapping of this resource has become difficult.


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