Augustine Otuokwa Ogar, a 32 year old graduate ofElectronic and Computer Technology, has constructed a200Mega Watts mini Hydro–electric power plant thatgenerates electricity for the plant site and its surrounding Mgbaeshuo village in Wula Community, Eastern Boki, BokiLGA of Cross River State.
Ogar constructed this Hydroelectric Plant with locally selected handpicked materials and equipment which he intelligently put together. After which he converts the kinetic energy of a flowing stream water into electric energy which is now used in homes and business areas of this village.
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 it is not a dam or waterfall, this is a small stream with low flowing water, Yet I was able to convert it to bring Pressure and fall like a Dam.”