The local energy development with hydraulic energy in the province of Manabí Ecuador
In the province of Manabí, the challenge proposed by the energy strategy has not yet been met, especially in rural areas where it is more difficult and expensive to extend the lines of the electrical system, despite the efforts, the required quality of service is not achieved , with a negative impact on meeting the needs and socioeconomic development of rural regions. The high performance obtained in the transformation of hydro energy into electricity, contained in rivers and water courses, is very high. That is why this energy source is used almost exclusively in the production of electricity. Hydroelectric plants have very different applications depending on the energy needs that exist in the area where they are installed, although they are mainly used to generate electricity to sell it to the grid later. In the work, the results of a study of the hydraulic potential of the Coaque River are presented, to be used for energy within the framework of local development, for which 12 communities that are close to the riverbed and where capable technologies could be used were made visible. to take advantage of the small existing potential in order to improve the quality of the electricity service, save natural resources and contribute to the reduction of COemissions2 into the atmosphere. Data series are presented in tables that allow to analyze the result of the study of the hydraulic potential in 12 sites studied in the Coaque River and its possible link in terms of benefiting the population that resides near these points.