Augustine Otuokwa Ogar Invents Hydroelectric Power Plant
The 32-year-old man recognized as Augustine Otuokwa Ogar, who became an online sensation after establishing a 200 Mega Watts mini Hydroelectric energy plant that generates electrical energy for the plant site and its surrounding early this year – is back again with another cool invention.
The graduate of Electronic and Computer Technology, University of Calabar (UNICAL), who comes and from Wula village, Eastern Boki in Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State, has constructed a Hydroelectric energy machine that makes use of a bucket of water to run using locally sourced materials…
The proficient man defined his analysis on Hydroelectricity to Calabar Reporters as he revealed that the system generate up to 20 watts (20W) of power that powers the injector pump and some phones and it operates when the top tank is filled with a bucket of water.
He mentioned, “The device has two wooden tank (the up and down tank) for collection of water, a pen stock to control water out of the upper tank to the turbine, the turbine that convert the potential energy of water into mechanical energy that rotate the alternator through the pulley system, the alternator that generates power and lastly a riding machine injector pump motor which pump back water from the down tank to the upper tank and the process continues”.
Explaining the way it works, Ogar mentioned, “A bucket of water if emptied within the tank and water is allowed to circulate and hit, flip the turbine which rotate the alternator, then electrical energy is generated which then energizes a small pumping machine that pump again the water into the primary tank then process continues. The system carries two tanks, up and down tank. I made a decision not to present every little thing right here for technical reasons
“It operates without a repulsive force or zero back electromotive force (emf). I invented it for use for practical demonstration on hydroelectricity. It generates up to 20 watt during operation but I stepped down the ability to energy one blinking LED for demonstration and technical reasons.
“The system generate as much as 20 watt of power that Powers the injector pump and a few phones and it operates when the top tank is filled with a bucket of water and it’s a continues system. Although, not every a part of the system is shown here for technical reasons because it’s going to be an enormous expertise within the nearest future.
“It shouldn’t be a shock to anybody that water comprises each potential and kinetic power and the law energy that it may be transformed from one form to the other. On like mechanical generators, this device has two main sections additionally, the turbine that does the conversion of the potential energy of the River into motion serves as the mechanical a part of the gadget whereas the alternator which convert this mechanical power into electrical energy, is a part of the gadget.
“The river that carries both the kinetic and potential energy is the fuel or the power home of the device. This is an era of renewable energy, can we join palms collectively to essentially developed this local innovation to unravel the issue of energy outage in Rural and Urban areas? And also to fight the challenges of global warming? What about training of youths on hydroelectricity by establishing renewable energy? Building training facilities across the nation and also creating job opportunities. God bless Nigeria”, Ogar concluded.