Accra, Nov. 17 - Ghana News Agency - Ghana is set to commission its first micro-hydropower plant to be known as the Tsatsadu Generating Station (TGS) under the Ministry of Energys renewableenergy initiative. The Plant, situates on the Tsatsadu Waterf...
Accra, Nov. 17 - Ghana News Agency - Ghana is set to commission its first micro-hydropower plant to be known as the Tsatsadu Generating Station (TGS) under the Ministry of Energy's renewable
energy initiative. The Plant, situates on the Tsatsadu Waterfalls in the Hohoe District of the Volta Region, has a capacity of 45kW with the possibility of adding another 40-60kW capacity
turbine in the future. The project, which cost US$400,000 was funded largely with internally generated funds from BPA and a contribution of US$,80,000, provided by the UNDP/Energy Commission Renewable Energy Technology Transfer (RETT) project, which received funding from the Danish Government to cover procurement of electromechanical equipment and technical support.
The TGS, which is a run-of-river scheme, will not require the formation of a reservoir. It consists of a concrete diversion weir, an intake structure, diversion channel, a forebay, steel penstock, a powerhouse and a transmission line to tie the electricity generated into the distribution grid.
The weir diverts part of the river flow through an intake channel into the diversion channel. The diverted water goes through a 300mm diameter penstock to the base of the hill where the powerhouse, which houses the turbines and the generator, is located. The water drives the turbines and flows out through the tailrace channel and into the downstream of the waterfall.
The construction of the TGS was undertaken with local expertise: by young engineers of the Bui Power Authority (BPA). These engineers obtained the skill during the development of the 400MW Bui Generation Station, located in Bui. That experience came to bear on the const ruction of the 45kW TGS. The successful completion of the TGS is going to promote the transfer of knowledge in the areas of design, development and operation of Small-Scale Hydro Power Plants. It will facilitate transfer of knowledge to tertiary students, and industry players as a whole, in
the quest to develop the other potential sites across Ghana. Ghana has abundant natural resources and features that support hydropower development including micro, mini, small and medium plants.
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