Chapter # 14 Questions & Answers
Microhydel power projects, constructed with the collaboration of local organizations and financially & technically supported by Governmental or non-Governmental institutions, working in this sector, are generally long lasting and durable.
These projects are well known and famous for their low cost. No complicated technology is being used in manufacturing of these power projects. It is a low-cost technology.
The acquisition of this technology is very simple. It is easily available in local market, easily accessible and easily repairable. The purpose of manufacturing microhydel equipment at local level is to encourage local industry and bring it forward so that this technology should be in the reach of local people.
If a group of some people or any investor intends to build a microhydel power project, should know the name and address of local suppliers or manufactures from where they could procure their relevant equipment and other accessories.
The biggest thing is that the repair of such small microhydel power projects donot need a lot of skilled technical expertise. An individual having little know how about microhydel power projects can perform the repair work of these power plants or projects.
In addition, these power plants constructed with financial and technical support from donor agencies fulfill power needs of the local communities. These power plants are handed over to local communities after their completion and the community is fully responsible for repair & maintenance of their microhydel power projects. The donor agency or institution provides technical support, if possible, according to its capacity, if needed by the local organization for its power plant.
The operator of any power plant should be a little bit literate and some know how about microhydel power projects so that he could operate the power plant without any trouble and difficulty.
These questions were asked by the participants of a training which was conducted for operators of community based microhydel power projects.
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