Abstract: This paper gives brief introduction of accessible Decision Support System/Software (DSS) tools to plan and develop initial report of small hydropower site (SHPs) for making decision to go further process useful in western Himalayan region. The software tools available for analysis, varies from simple estimation to dedicated special design software. The evaluation of latest SHP sites for planning and development may involve huge amount of total project cost. Multidimensional assessment at pre-feasibility stage might be administered by experienced and highly expertise during this field or professional’s for an equivalent. To the most effective of the author’s knowledge use of such DSS tools for feasibility analysis of RETs project in Indian scenario gives low cost, minimum time and effort estimation for higher cognitive process.
Keywords: RETs; SHP; Feasibility Study; Small Hydropower; Decision Support System.
| DOI: 10.17148/IJARCCE.2022.111115