A Compact Model Of Off-Grid Micro-Hydro Generation, Low Impact And Accessible In Remote Areas

Francisco G. Arias, Flavio A. Quizhpi

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Abstract

To reduce energy shortages in remote sectors, it is necessary to increase the availability of energy from renewable sources. This research work develops an off-grid micro-hydro ($\mu HG $) generation model in a proposed study object, sending the power to a three-phase resistive system through a dc link, to evaluate the generation parameters and total harmonic distortion (THD) in the supply. The purpose of the hydraulic model focuses on considering the efficiency factors of the circuit using the Darcy-Weisbach and Hazen-Williams methods to estimate the load losses in each part of the system. The simulation of the hydraulic system is carried out in the 'Fluid Flow' program. A PID controller is developed for speed regulation in the coupling shaft and regulation control in the excitation of the synchronous generator by adjusting the power delivery parameters in a stable way. The generated power is converted to dc by means of three-phase uncontrolled rectification and connected to the low voltage direct current (LVDC) link of single-pole-symmetrical topology, sending two lines to the terminals of the sinusoidal pulse width modulation (SPWM) inverter to transfer the ac power to the load. The simulation of the systems is carried out in the 'MATLAB-Simulink' program.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2023 IEEE 5th Global Power, Energy and Communication Conference, GPECOM 2023
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages203-210
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9798350301984
ISBN (Print)9798350301984
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
Event5th IEEE Global Power, Energy and Communication Conference, GPECOM 2023 - Cappadocia, Turkey
Duration: 14 Jun 202316 Jun 2023

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2023 IEEE 5th Global Power, Energy and Communication Conference, GPECOM 2023

Conference

Conference5th IEEE Global Power, Energy and Communication Conference, GPECOM 2023
Country/TerritoryTurkey
CityCappadocia
Period14/06/2316/06/23

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported in part by the Universidad Polit´ecnica Salesiana. Francisco G. Arias is with Electrical Systems and Power Converters., Loja, Ecuador

Funding Information:
This work was supported in part by the Universidad Politécnica Salesiana. Francisco G. Arias is with Electrical Systems and Power Converters., Loja, Ecuador (e-mail: fariasz@est.ups.edu.ec). Flavio A. Quizhpi is with the Universidad Politécnica Salesiana, Cuenca, Ecuador (e-mail: fquizhpi@ups.edu.ec)

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023 IEEE.

Keywords

  • harmonic distortion
  • micro-hydro power
  • power converters

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