Hydropower control Articles

  • Classification of Power Press Power

    Power press machine is a general term. And it includes punch, hydraulic press, with characteristics of versatility and high production efficiency. it makes metal have plastic deformation and fracture to process parts through exerting strong pressure to the metal blank. So I will take you to have a detailed ...

  • McLeod dam hydro - Case study

    The McLeod Dam is one of six dams on the Moira River in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, owned and operated by the Quinte Conservation Association. This dam was constructed in the late 1970’s for the primary purpose of ice and flood control. In 2008, the dam was retrofitted for the secondary purpose of power generation. ...

  • Enerdu plant expansion - Case study

    Located in the picturesque town of Almonte, on the North bank of the Mississippi River, the Enerdu redevelopment project involves expanding the footprint of the original powerhouse out into the river to accommodate larger turbines and to increase the plant’s generating capacity by 70%. CHC provided a water-to-wire equipment package including two 2000 mm Axial Flow Kaplan pit units with two ...

  • Tulloch 3rd unit addition - Case study

    Located on the Stanislaus River in central California, the Tulloch Dam operates two vertical Francis units for a combined output of 18 MW. Commissioned in 2012, CHC provided an additional 1650 mm conventional Kaplan turbine-generator set which was added on the low level outlet of the dam, and which produces over 6.7 MW of additional power using the water that spills over the dam. The complete ...

  • Boba and Las aarias hydro - Case study

    The Canal Boba and Las Barias Hydro projects were developed by the local Dominican utility with the Montreal engineering firm of Dessau Soprin. CHC provided two identical water-to-wire equipment packages, each including a 1250 mm axial flow Kaplan turbine, 900 kW/450 RPM synchronous generator hydraulic power unit and switchgear, controls and protection package. ...

  • Livermore Falls Hydro - Case study

    Located on the Androscoggin River in Maine, the Livermore Falls hydro project required the installation of a turbine unit that would meet government minimum flow requirements on the river. ...

  • Higley generating station - Case study

    The Higley generating station was built in 1913 and is located on the Raquette River in the State of New York. The original plant contained threeFrancis turbines producing just over 4 MW of power. ...

  • Capacity optimization of hydropower storage projects using particle swarm optimization algorithm

    A mixed integer optimization model is formulated for capacity optimization of a hydropower storage project with control on reliability of meeting the project's firm energy yield. Particle swarm optimization (PSO) is used as the optimization algorithm, in which the method of sequential streamflow routing is called for objective function evaluations. Two types of problems are studied. The first one ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Voltage source converter with a transformer as an electronic load controller for a stand-alone power generation

    This paper presents a new configuration of a voltage and frequency controller for a stand alone pico hydro power generating system employing an Isolated Asynchronous Generator (IAG). The proposed controller is an Electronic Load Controller (ELC), which consists of a three leg IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Junction Transistor) based Voltage Source Converter (VSC), a DC chopper and an auxiliary load ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • VSC with zigzag transformer based electronic load controller for a stand-alone power generation

    This paper presents a novel configuration of a voltage and frequency (VF) controller for a stand-alone pico hydro power generating system employing an asynchronous generator (IAG). The proposed VF controller is an electronic load controller (ELC), which consists of a three leg insulated gate bipolar junction transistor (IGBT) based voltage source converter (VSC), a DC chopper and an auxiliary ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Control systems for small hydropower plants: a review

    Hydropower is emerging as a major contributor to world energy requirement. It is inexhaustible, clean and has many other benefits like flood mitigation, water supply, irrigation, etc. However, large-scale hydropower generation suffers from inherent disadvantages, such as massive financial outlays, long gestation periods, geological surprises, environmental factors and rehabilitation of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Reactive power control of wind-diesel-micro-hydro hybrid power systems using matlab/simulink

    This paper presents reactive power control of isolated wind-diesel-micro-hydro hybrid power system for realistic load disturbance using matlab/simulink. The mathematical model of the system based on matlab/simulink is developed. Reactive power control performance is compared using three different types of Static VAR Compensators (SVC). Transient responses for step plus normally distributed or ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Voltage controlled stand-alone microhydro induction generator system

    The paper discusses simulated control cases of the wound rotor self-excited induction generator WRSEIG. The generator external controller is designed to regulate the output voltage and frequency for constant or variable speed operation of the prime mover and has the inherent capability of protecting the load from short circuit, which permits voltage collapse under heavy loads. WRSEIG is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Anti-islanding protection and islanding operation of grid-connected hydropower distributed generation

    Salient issues associated with the connection of hydropower distributed generation (HPDG) into distribution networks include operation and voltage regulation, grid connection and control interaction, anti-islanding protection and islanding operation, and operation of protective devices. Better understanding of these issues and finding solutions to these problems are timely and important to the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A novel technique proposed for automatic control of small hydro power plants

    A new scheme is proposed for the speed control of hydro turbines. Power can be controlled by controlling the rotary motion of the spear valve or linear motion of the sluice gate. In this paper, necessity for speed control, various function of governors, types, speed regulation of micro-hydroelectric power plants, functional block diagram of power generation and control system general models for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Control of dynamic effects in small hydro with long hydraulic circuits

    Lab tests in a long hydraulic circuit were developed to analyse hydrotransients induced by waterhammer effects under runaway conditions. The definition of suitable design criteria in hydraulic systems is of utmost importance and has become a priority for good design implementation. The dynamic behaviour of turbo-generators of small reaction turbines and the interaction with long hydraulic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The institutional co-evolution in diffusion of hydroelectric power technology

    The introduction and significant momentum on diffusion of wind power as a new technology for energy production involve a push for changing the institutional framework in the energy sector. The introduction of hydro (electric) power technology and the following institutional change process may be compared to the introduction of wind power 90 years later. In this paper, the main focus is on the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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