Ms. Rubab Sahar

15-MS-HID-13

Degree Program

MS - Hydraulics, Irrigation & Drainage

District - Province

Matiari, Sindh

Email Address

[email protected]

Potential For Hydropower Generation in Sindh & Comparative Studies with Renewable Energy Resources
  1. To identify the hydropower potential sites in Sindh and perform economic analysis for all sites.
  2. To investigate cost benefit and potential energy comparative analysis of hydropower with other renewable energy sources including solar and wind.

Supervisor Name: Mr. Muhammad Ali, Assistant Professor, USPCAS-W, MUET, Jamshoro

Co-Supervisor Name: Ms. Hadiqa Maqsood, Assistant Professor, USPCAS-W, MUET, Jamshoro

Pakistan’s hydel energy potential has escalated to 8000 MW having northern areas with major share and Sindh with minimal. For Sindh, the reason for the absence of hydel energy, is the concept that it has plain terrain and not enough head forriver projects. This study acts as a testimony for the availability of head as well as discharge, enough to light hundred houses. Power generation and financial feasibility have been simulated for hydropower. Furthermore, this study has compared the potential with solar and wind power generation at Nara Main Canal in Sindh province. The present study has untapped approximately 12 megawatts of electricity at different locations. RET Screen model was used to analyze the techno-feasibility which concluded that at 11% inflation rate, 9% discount rate and 20 years of life span with 300 USD per kW and 25% sensitivity analysis, an average of 5000 MWh electricity on each site can be supplied to grid.

The study undertook the comparison of techno-feasibility analysis with solar energy and wind energy. The solar energy turned out to be more expensive than hydel energy whereas no any potential for wind energy generation was encountered on sites.