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IJESD 2017 Vol.8(7): 507-511 ISSN: 2010-0264
doi: 10.18178/ijesd.2017.8.7.1005

Application of Geographic Information System (GIS) in Hydropower Resource Assessment: A Case Study in Misamis Occidental, Philippines

Rovick P. Tarife, Anacita P. Tahud, Ellen Jane G. Gulben, Haroun Al Raschid Christopher P. Macalisang, and Ma. Teresa T. Ignacio
Abstract—This study focuses on the application of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) tools in identifying and classifying the theoretical hydropower potential sites in Misamis Occidental, a province located in the region of Northern Mindanao in the Philippines. GIS based hydrological modeling is performed on raster cells using topographical and meteorological datasets. Input datasets include Digital Elevation Model (DEM), landuse-landcover, soil map, watershed boundary, weather data (precipitation, humidity and temperature). The study has shown that 62% of the potential sites are classified as micro hydropower (5kW-100kW potential capacity) and 38% are classified as pico (less than 5kW). The results of this study will help policy makers, public authorities, and investors in the energy sector to optimize the available resources in selecting the suitable sites for small hydropower plants with high power potential.

Index Terms—GIS, hydropower, renewable energy, resource assessment.

R. P. Tarife, A. P. Tahud, and E. J. G. Gulben are with the Phil-LiDAR 2, College of Engineering, Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), Iligan City, Philippines (e-mail: rovicktarife@gmail.com, anapalmatahud@gmail.com, luxlucis.ejg@gmail.com).
H. A. R. C. P. Macalisang is with the Phil-LiDAR 2 and the Department of Computer Science, School of Computer Studies, MSU-IIT, Iligan City, Philippines (e-mail: haroun.macalisang@g.msuiit.edu.ph).
M. T. T. Ignacio is with the Phil-LiDAR 2 and the Department of Metallurgical Engineering, College of Engineering, MSU-IIT, Iligan City, Philippines (e-mail: materesa.ignacio@g.msuiit.edu.ph).

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Cite: Rovick P. Tarife, Anacita P. Tahud, Ellen Jane G. Gulben, Haroun Al Raschid Christopher P. Macalisang, and Ma. Teresa T. Ignacio, "Application of Geographic Information System (GIS) in Hydropower Resource Assessment: A Case Study in Misamis Occidental, Philippines," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 8, no. 7, pp. 507-511, 2017.

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