June 12, 2005
June 12, 2005
June 15, 2005
10.399.1 - 10.399.11
Session Number: 1147
Design and Construction of a Hydro -Wind Hybrid Renewable Power Station in Iowa Hickory Hills State Park Recayi Pecen Mohammed Fahmy Fanis Chalkiadakis Electrical and Information Engineering Technology Program Department of Industrial Technology, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
The objective of this applied research project is to design and construct a small-scale hydro- electric and wind power station for generating zero-emission electricity for cabins and RV outlets in Hickory Hills park located in La Porte City, Iowa. The project consists of three phases. Phase 1, a feasibility study for the wind and water resource availability, which was completed last year. Phase 2 is an ongoing design and construction of the entire mechanical systems, which began in September 2004 and is to be completed by May 1, 2005. The final phase (Phase 3) includes the following: (1) completion of wiring of the electrical systems in power house; (2) analysis of the occupational safety and health administration (OSHA) rules as applied to the project, (3) operation of the hydro and wind system; (4) completion of field test measurements, and observation of daily average power readings; (5) collecting data on environmental savings and air quality improvement; and (6) report of results to the Black Hawk County Conservation Board and local media.
The purpose of this project is to design and construct a hybrid small- scale hydro-electric and wind power station for generating zero-emission electricity in Hickory Hills Park, located in La Porte City, Iowa. The park is 35 miles southwest of Cedar Falls and serves surrounding area communities with excellent recreation and vacation facilities. The park also includes an attractive animal shelter.
The project feasibility study (Phase 1) was completed in the Spring and Summer of 2004 and revealed the necessity to construct a 5-10 kW capacity wind and hydro-electric based clean energy generation station in the park. An external grant of $30,000 was awarded for this project. Currently six senior undergraduate research students are working with the authors on the second phase of the project. Student members of the project are expected to graduate in May 2005, and the final phase (Phase 3) of this research project is scheduled for completion by August 1, 2005.
Phase 3 of this project includes the following: (1) Completion of the wiring of electrical metering and protection circuits in power house; (2) Verification that overall system confirms the safety rules and regulations by the National Electric Code (NEC); (3) Analysis of the OSHA regulations as applied to the project, including the power house and the wind tower for park visitors; (4) Operation of both the hydro and wind systems separately and simultaneously for
Proceedings of the 2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2005, American Society for Engineering Education
Chalkiadakis, F., & Fahmy, M., & Pecen, R. (2005, June), Design And Construction Of A Hydro Wind Hybrid Renewable Power Station In Iowa Hickory Hills State Park Paper presented at 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon. 10.18260/1-2--15539
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