Man constructs hydroelectric power plant that generates electricity in Cross River (PHOTOS)
A talented man has constructed a mini hydroelectric power plant that generates electricity in Mgbaeshuo village.
The 32-year-old man identified as Augustine Otuokwa Ogar, a graduate of Electronic and Computer Technology, reportedly constructed a 200 Mega Watts mini Hydroelectric power plant that generates electricity for the plant site and its surrounding Mgbaeshuo village of Wula Community, Eastern Boki, Boki LGA, Cross River State.
He reportedly constructed the Hydroelectric Plant with locally selected handpicked materials and equipment.
Ogar reportedly converts the kinetic energy of a flowing stream water into electric energy that is now used in homes and business areas of the village.
It is being generated on a small scale with ‘run-off’ installation of a naturally flowing stream water to turn and revolve its turbine.
The water rushes past the turbine, hitting its blades and causing it to spin and rotate, converting the water’s kinetic energy into mechanical energy, the water then finally flows out of the stream and continues its journey down stream.
.”When the turbine spins so does the electromagnetic field convert this mechanical energy into electric energy”.
“The flow rate of the stream water is low, because its not a dam or water fall, this is a small stream with low flowing water, Yet I was able to convert it to bring Pressure and fall like a Dam,” he said while showcasing his work.