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Research interests

My research is focused on understanding methods to improve the reliability and sustainability of micro-hydropower in Nepal. I am interested in the connection of technical, social and economic factors that affect how a hydropower plant performs. By considering how projects are developed, the capabilities of stakeholders and their relationships to the technology, I hope to develop new approaches to local manufacture and project implementation.

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Research Output

  • 3 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 2 Conference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

Design for Localisation: a case study in the development and implementation of a low head propeller turbine in Nepal

Butchers, J., Cox, J., Williamson, S., Booker, J. & Gautam, B., 6 Feb 2020, In : Development Engineering. 5, 9 p., 100051.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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    Understanding sustainable operation of micro-hydropower: a field study in Nepal

    Butchers, J., Williamson, S., Booker, J. D., Tran, A., Bikram Karki, P. & Gautam, B., 1 Aug 2020, In : Energy for Sustainable Development. 57, p. 12-21 10.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 26 Downloads (Pure)

    A Study of Technical, Economic and Social Factors Affecting Micro-Hydropower Plants in Nepal

    Butchers, J., Williamson, S., Tran, A., Booker, J., Gautam, B. & Bikram Karki, P., Feb 2019, 2018 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC 2018): Proceedings of a meeting held 18-21 October 2018, San Jose, California, USA. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 446-453 8 p. 8601895

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    Open Access
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