Development of a small hydropower plant model verified on real parameters

  • 1 Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia


Research, optimization and practical implementation of small hydroelectric power plants as a source of clean electricity presents one of the topical tasks in current energetics, which is virtually impossible to solve without powerful computer support due to the strongly nonlinear nature of such systems. The article presents a complete model of a small hydropower plant, modelling its individual subsystems and verifying its dynamic properties in basic operating modes. Also an influence of a major external fault, caused by a drop in the power grid frequency, was investigated. Full Small-Hydropower Plant (SHPP) model properties were verified using MATLAB software package using real parameters of a micro hydro power plant in Dobšina (Slovakia). The obtained results confirmed correctness of the proposed SHPP model, which can be used for design of its control.



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