Sustainable Hydropower in West Africa

Sustainable Hydropower in West Africa

Planning, Operation, and Challenges

1st Edition - January 2, 2018

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  • Editors: Amos Kabo-Bah, Chukwuemeka Diji
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128130162
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128130179

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Sustainable Hydropower in West Africa: Planning, Operation, and Challenges provides a comprehensive overview of the planning, deployment and management of hydropower in West Africa and similar regions. The authors use a practical approach to analyze available technology, modeling methodologies and sustainability aspects, such as the dependence between climate and hydropower, and socio-economic and environmental impacts. They discuss the need for innovative solutions and how to close research gaps in the field for this region. Although more than 50% of West Africa’s hydropower potential is still untapped, re-engineering and maintenance of existing hydropower plants is a key issue and is discussed. Issues of productivity and optimization are also covered, as well as the introduction of new technology and integration of hydropower into existing energy systems—renewable energy systems, in particular. Policy and regulation are also examined, considering competing needs when managing water resources. The final chapter offers a summary of activities, strategies, policies and technology for easy reference and practical use. Due to its wide coverage and real life examples, this is a useful reference for engineering professionals in the field of hydropower, working in West Africa and regions with similar conditions. This book helps engineers make technology and location decisions for planning, deploying and operating hydropower plants. The book’s accessible language and international authorship also allows for easy use by energy researchers, analysts and policy makers who need information for the analysis, modeling, financing, implementation and regulation of hydropower in West Africa and related regions.

Key Features

  • Presents the most current issues related to hydropower deployment and management in West Africa and regions with similar conditions
  • Discusses key challenges, focusing on practical aspects and methodologies
  • Explores the technological, sustainability and economic aspects to be considered when deploying, operating and maintaining hydropower plants in West Africa and similar regions

Readership

Engineering professionals in the field of hydropower, especially mechanical, electrical and environmental. Hydropower researchers, energy analysts and policy makers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Climate Change and Hydro-Vision
    2. Promoting Hydropower Research in Africa
    3. Hydropower and the era of Climate Change and Carbon Financing
    4. Hydropower development– Review of the Successes and Failures in the World
    5. Climate Change and Societal Change
    6. Renewable Energy, Sustainable Development and Energy Systems Integration
    7. Hydropower Technologies – Opportunities and Challenges
    8. Hydropower and Changing Economic Needs
    9. Legislation on Hydropower Use and Development
    10. Re-engineering Hydropower Plant for Improved Performance
    11. Hydropower Generation in West Africa – the Working Solution Manual

Product details

  • No. of pages: 232
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: January 2, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128130162
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128130179

About the Editors

Amos Kabo-Bah

Ing. Prof. Amos Kabo-bah is an Associate Professor and the acting Dean for the International Relations Office at the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) – Sunyani-Ghana. He holds BSc Civil Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana, MSc Environmental Hydrology from the University of Twente in the Netherlands and a PhD in Hydrology and Water Resources from the Hohai University in Nanjing, China. He had his Post-doctoral research on Climate Change Impacts on Hydropower Generation in Ghana at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor and the acting Dean for the International Relations Office at the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) – Sunyani-Ghana.

Chukwuemeka Diji

Dr. Chukwuemeka J. Diji is a senior lecturer and the immediate past acting. Head of department, department of mechanical engineering, university of Ibadan (August, 2015 – July, 2017). he currently teach courses in Thermo – fluids, material science, production technology and entrepreneurship as well as energy studies at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. I also serve as an associate lecturer in three major academic Centre’s of the University of Ibadan: Centre for Sustainable Development (CESDEV); Centre for Petroleum, Economics, Energy and Law (CPEEL); and the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI). He obtained a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ibadan in 2008, and is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Automobile Engineers’ Institute and registered engineer with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior lecturer and the immediate past acting. Head of department of the mechanical engineering department, university of Ibadan

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