Design of Micro Hydel Power Plant
Vineesh V1, A. Immanuel Selvakumar2
1Vineesh V, Master Degree in Renewable Energy Technologies from Karunya University, Coimbatore, India.
2A. Immanuel Selvakumar, Associate Professor and HOD Dept of Electrical and Electronics, Karunya. University, Coimbatore, India.
Manuscript received on November 29, 2012. | Revised Manuscript received on December 11, 2012. | Manuscript published on December 30, 2012. | PP: 136-140 | Volume-2, Issue-2, December 2012. | Retrieval Number: B0874112212 /2012©BEIESP
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Abstract: The asynchronous condition of hydro power plant depends upon the speed variation in turbine generator set which is effected by the gate states of hydraulic turbine. This paper deals with the technical feasibility of a small hydropower plant for domestic use (micro-hydro), how it can be implemented in Valara waterfall, Kerala, India. Included within this document is an introduction to micro hydro system, design and simulation of hydraulic turbine and generator and how they apply specifically to power generation. The proposed site has a very large potential for power generation, yet the source of micro hydro energy remain untapped.
Keywords: Micro Hydro Power, Hydraulic Turbine, Alternator, Rural Electrification.