Estimation of Small Hydropower Resources and Development of Geographic Information System

소수력 자원량 산정과 지리정보시스템 구축

  • 허준호 (공주대학교 대학원 건설환경공학과) ;
  • 박완순 (한국에너지기술연구원 신재생에너지연구부) ;
  • 윤정환 ((주)노아솔루션) ;
  • 정상만 (공주대학교 공과대학 건설환경공학부)
  • Received : 2009.12.17
  • Accepted : 2010.01.05
  • Published : 2010.04.30

Abstract

Small hydropower is one of the many types of new and renewable energy, which South Korea is planning to develop, as the country is abundant in endowed resources. In order to fully utilize small hydropower resources, there is a need for greater precision in quantifying small hydropower resources and establish an environment in which energy sources can be discovered using the small hydropower geographic information system. This study has given greater precision to calculating annual electricity generation and installed capacity of small hydropower plants of 840 standard basins by inquiring into average annual rainfall, basin area and runoff coefficient, which is anticipated to promote small hydropower resources utilization. Small hydropower geographic information system was also established by additionally providing base information on quantified small hydropower resources and analysis function and small hydropower generator status, rivers, basin, rainfall gauging station, water level gauging station etc., all of which were not provided by the domestic hydropower Resources Map System. Established GIS small hydropower energy system can be used to basic information for active uses of small hydropower energy which is scattered to the entire country.

Acknowledgement

Grant : 신재생에너지 자원지도 및 활용시스템 구축

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