A 32 year old graduate of Electronics and Computer Technology, identified as Augustine Otuokwa Ogar has generated electricity for his village of Mgbaeshuo situated in Wula community of Eastern Boki, Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State by constructing a 200 Mega Watts mini Hydroelectric power plant that will supply electricity for the plant site and village.
The Hydroelectric power plant was constructed using locally sourced equipments and materials which was meticulously put together by Ogar.
He converts the kinetic energy of a flowing stream water into electric energy that is now used in homes and business areas of this village.
Generated on a small scale with ‘run-off’ installation of a naturally flowing stream water to turn and revolve its turbine.
The Water rushes past the turbine, hitting its blades and causing it to spin and rotate, converting the water’s kinetic energy into mechanical energy, the water then finally flows out of the stream and continues its journey down stream.
“When the turbine spins so does the electromagnetic field convert this mechanical energy into electric energy” he said and continue, “the flow rate of the stream water is low, because its not a dam or water fall, this is a small stream with low flowing water, Yet I was able to convert it to bring Pressure and fall like a Dam.”
This is innovative and commendable, he should be encouraged with the necessary empowerment to take this to the next step.
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