Preliminary study development of very low head hydro power using vortex turbine in Indonesia: Case study in Ciletuh, Sukabumi, West Java

Ridwan Arief Subekti, Anjar Susatyo, Henny Sudibyo, Sastra Kusuma Wijaya

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Abstract

This paper discusses the study on the development of potential energy in flat flow rivers using Vortex turbines and a techno-economic study. At this time, a small and medium scale hydroelectric power plant is developing by utilizing a very low head river. The type of turbine that can be applied to the very low head type is Vortex turbines. The Vortex turbine is a turbine that utilizes a whirlpool as an intermediary for energy. The results of the study revealed that the Vortex turbine is quite potential to be developed because Indonesia has many rivers with a flat flow pattern so that it fits with the Vortex turbine. Technical studies are conducted to determine the potential power generated, the types of components used, and the investment cost per kW. The technology analysis results show that the power generated by the MHPP Vortex turbine system is around 1.5 kW. The results of the economic analysis show that the total investment cost value of IDR 175,560,000 with a project NPV value is negative, and IRR is less than 10%, so the project is less commercially viable. Recommendations for project development can be funded through grant funding/government funds.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th National Physics Seminar 2020
EditorsHadi Nasbey, Riser Fahdiran, Widyaningrum Indrasari, Esmar Budi, Fauzi Bakri, Teguh Budi Prayitno, Dewi Muliyati
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735440647
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Mar 2021
Event9th National Physics Seminar 2020 - Jakarta, Virtual, Indonesia
Duration: 20 Jun 2020 → …

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2320
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference9th National Physics Seminar 2020
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityJakarta, Virtual
Period20/06/20 → …

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