Water micro-turbine project at the Rakti river

The envisaged project would be a run of the river micro hydroelectric project. The micro turbines utilize a simple technology, that ensures very little maintenance once the unit is commissioned. The installation of a micro-hydel project would ensure continuous, and sustainable power supply.

The river Rakti has an enormous catchment area of over a thousand acres (400 hectares) of primary forests. There are seven perennial streams that flow into it from this vast catchment area. The catchment area is precipitous, hence the forests are safe from human depravation and damage. The site selected is perfect, that offers a high head drop , at the bottom of Rakti division over a mile (1.5km) from the collection tanks to the fore bay reservoirs. The drop for the penstock is a sheer head of over 250 feet(100 metres). The turbines, transmitting stations would be suitable constructed on a plateau, safely nestling away from the raging river. The transmissions lines would be 4 miles or 6 kms. This would result in minimum transmission losses, an ideal sustainability project for a s  ustainable power solution for Makaibari.

"Soils constitute the foundation of vegetation and agriculture. Forests need it to grow. We need it for food, feed, fiber, fuel and much more."

José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General - International Year of Soils 2015: Healthy soils for a healthy life