Fiches GB: 1989



Studies
Hydro electricity. N/A  N/A

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Feasibility study for the development of small scale hydro-power plants

Country : Morocco. .
Client : AFME (French Agency for Energy Management)
Start Date : 1989
Completion Date : 1989
Value of services : 48 500 FF
Funder : AFME (French Agency for Energy Management)
Associate/Partner : CIMH Cabinet Gaudiot
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Description :
The French Energy Management Agency (AFME) and the Moroccan Department of Energy commissioned a three-person consultant team to conduct a feasibility study for a small hydroelectric power station programme to be installed in the irrigated areas of upper the Atlas mountains.
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Description of the Actual Services Provided IED was requested to pilot the project, i.e :
* to examine the energy situation in traditional irrigated areas particularly those with traditional mills,
* establish specifications of hydroelectric installations operational in these areas for small electric equipment usage,
* economic assessment of different options with regard to conventional (small unit) or modern (photovoltaic) solutions,
* work out technical specification for 10 kW model installations for a dozen site and propose an implementation programme,
* propose an equipment operation and maintenance scheme.
The results of this study made it possible to envisage a "micro hydro" component in the Moroccan Rural pre-electrification Pilot Programme aimed at supplying 240 villages with electricity through small decentralised systems.