Design and simulation of an electro-mechanical control system for mini hydro power plants

Asad Ali, Muftooh Ur Rehman Siddiqi, Riaz Muhammad, Arshad

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Abstract

Hydropower plant is the cheapest, environmental friendly and renewable energy production technology in rural and hilly areas. Most of it are run off river type plants, without reservoir at headrace and turbine is operated at constant head. But the water discharges and consumer load varies, which cause changes in the generator speed and frequency. To keep the generator speed and frequency constant, this paper presents fuzzy logic controller for water flow control through stepper motor and sliding gate. For abrupt changes in load, electronic load controller is used that switch the dummy loads at the zero crossing of the sine wave to keep the frequency constant. Aim of this project is to reduce sine wave harmonics, cost of control system, as well as increase efficiency and life time of generator. The system is designed in Simulink and tested with variation in load. The simulation result shows positive and appreciable response.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 International Conference on Power Generation Systems and Renewable Energy Technologies (PGSRET)
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538670279
ISBN (Print)9781538670286
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2019
Event4th International Conference on Power Generation Systems and Renewable Energy Technologies (PGSRET) - Old Campus Auditorium, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Duration: 10 Sep 201812 Sep 2018
https://www.iiu.edu.pk/conferences/pgsret2018/index.html (Link to conference website)

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Power Generation Systems and Renewable Energy Technologies (PGSRET)
Abbreviated titlePGSRET 2018
Country/TerritoryPakistan
CityIslamabad
Period10/09/1812/09/18
Internet address

Keywords

  • PID controller
  • fuzzy controller
  • PLL
  • ELC
  • stepper motor
  • mini hydro power plant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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