PRACTICAL METHODS FOR THE ESTIMATION OF HYDROELECTRIC POWER POTENTIAL OF POORLY GAUGED BASINS


Agiralioglu N., Eris E., ANDIC G., Cığızoğlu H. K. , Coşkun H. G. , Yilmaz L. , ...More

SIGMA JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING AND NATURAL SCIENCES-SIGMA MUHENDISLIK VE FEN BILIMLERI DERGISI, vol.35, no.2, pp.347-358, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Title of Journal : SIGMA JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING AND NATURAL SCIENCES-SIGMA MUHENDISLIK VE FEN BILIMLERI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.347-358

Abstract

Determining the hydroelectric power potential of ungauged or poorly gauged basins gains importance parallel with the increasing electricity consumption. This study presents some simple methods to predict flow to determine the hydroelectric power potential of poorly gauged basins, such as the precipitation-elevation, average precipitation, and average basin elevation methods. Results of these methods are compared with the available flow measurements. The poorly gauged Solakli Basin, which is located in Trabzon, in the Eastern Black Sea Region of Turkey, is selected as the pilot area. The hydroelectric power potential of the planned small hydroelectric power plants in this area is estimated using different flow prediction methods.