Technical and economic prefeasibility study of mini-hydro power plants in Venezuela. Case study: El Valle River

Víctor Trejo, Gabriela Díaz, Luis Rojas Solorzano

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Abstract

The technical and economic feasibility of the installation of a mini-hydroelectric power plant on El Valle River in Venezuela is assessed. Special attention is paid to modeling Venezuela’s energetic and economic scenarios. Sensitivity, risk and emission analyses are also carried out. The results of the study show very attractive economic indicators, such as a 280.3% internal rate of return and a 0.4 years pay-back period. The positive results of the study are indication that clean energies could find very fertile scenarios in countries such as Venezuela, where the advantages of their application may not be evident.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExergy for A Better Environment and Improved Sustainability, Volume 2
Subtitle of host publicationApplications
EditorsFethi Aloui, Ibrahim Dincer
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages715-724
Number of pages10
Volume2
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-62575-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-62574-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 23 2018
Event7th International Exergy, Energy and Environment Symposium - Universite de Valenciennes, Valenciennes, France
Duration: Apr 27 2015Apr 30 2015
http://www.univ-valenciennes.fr/evenements/ieees7

Publication series

NameGreen Energy and Technology
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISSN (Electronic)1865-3529

Conference

Conference7th International Exergy, Energy and Environment Symposium
Abbreviated titleIEEES-7
CountryFrance
CityValenciennes
Period4/27/154/30/15
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    Trejo, V., Díaz, G., & Rojas Solorzano, L. (2018). Technical and economic prefeasibility study of mini-hydro power plants in Venezuela. Case study: El Valle River. In F. Aloui, & I. Dincer (Eds.), Exergy for A Better Environment and Improved Sustainability, Volume 2: Applications (1 ed., Vol. 2, pp. 715-724). (Green Energy and Technology). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-62575-1_50