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Bilgaon Micro-Hydel Project. AID Austin Project Proposal By Gagan Bhalla. Bilgaon Micro-Hydel Project. Summary Info Located in Bilgaon, Maharashtra. Purpose: - Provide electricity to two tribal villages (Bilgaon + Maal) - Tribal belt of Narmada valley above submergence area.

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Bilgaon micro hydel project

Bilgaon Micro-Hydel Project

AID Austin Project Proposal

By Gagan Bhalla


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Bilgaon Micro-Hydel Project

Summary Info

  • Located in Bilgaon, Maharashtra.

  • Purpose:

    - Provide electricity to two tribal villages (Bilgaon + Maal)

    - Tribal belt of Narmada valley above submergence area.

  • Main Benefits

    - 191 unelectrified adivasi households in Bilgaon.

    - 1 Ashramshala (residential school) holding 300 students.

    - Can be extended to Maal village having 160 households.

  • Added Benefits

    - Employment (10 jobs).

    - Community controlled grinding units.

    - Easier access to drinking water for womenfolk.


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Bilgaon Micro-Hydel Project

Power Project Sizing

  • Power Projects classification

    • Small (1-10 MW)

    • Mini (100kw-1MW)

    • Micro (<100kw)

  • Micro-hydel in India

    • Estimated potential 15,000 MW. Only 240 MW utilized.

    • Ideal for hilly areas. Less cost/environmental damage.

    • Bilgaon: Simultaneous Max estimate 13MW. Designed for 15MW


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Bilgaon Micro-Hydel Project

Project Players

  • People’s School of Energy. Experienced in this work.

  • Funding largely AID based.

  • Ashramshala. Rs.50,000 –100,000.

  • Maharashtra Govt. Alternate Energy Dept. Unlikely.

  • Bijli Samithi General Council represents households.

  • Village Elder’s committee. Any divisions etc?

  • Project Implementation Agency (PIA).


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Bilgaon Micro-Hydel Project

AID Chapters

  • Approximate Total Budget Outlay: $19,000.

  • Already approved:

    AID MD ($3500)

    AID Ann Arbor ($2500)

    Ann Arbor may increase by $1000

  • AID Austin proposal for $4000-5000


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Bilgaon Micro-Hydel Project

Estimated Project Cost (Rs)

Weir & intake-> 75,000

Channel & forebay-> 35,000

Anchor blocks-> 10,000

Power house-> 15,000

Penstock-> 2,00,000

Turbine-> 55,000

Generator-> 50,000

Control-> 45,000

Design & supervision-> 15,000

Distribution (approx.)-> 2,00,000

Overheads-> 25,000

Total-> 7,25,000

Extension to Maal -> 2,00,000

Grand Total-> 9,25,000 (Approx $19,000)


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Bilgaon Micro-Hydel Project

Current Status of Project Work

  • Bilgaon meeting held on Mar 21.

  • Work begun:Turbine & Control Panel (2mo)

  • Procuring Generator in Bangalore.

  • Shram Daan

    Starts 2nd week of April.

    1.5 months X 40 people. All households.

  • Notably, “shraam daan” would save Rs. 60,000 @minimum wage (approx $1250)


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Bilgaon Micro-Hydel Project

Perspectives……

  • Mature Players in PIA and PSE.

  • Already on. 2 chapter already approved.

  • Innovative and best suited initiative.

  • AID learning and evolution:

    • From pedal power to lighting first full village….

    • Very solid and exciting achievement…..


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Bilgaon Micro-Hydel Project

Austin, we have a go…


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