Modeling and Real-Time Simulation of Large Hydropower Plant

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Sonam Dorji 1

1. Jigme Namgyel Engineering College, Dewathang, Samdrup Jongkhar, Bhutan

* Corresponding author.


Received: 17 Dec. 2018 / Revised: 18 Jan. 2019 / Accepted: 15 Feb. 2019 / Published: 8 May 2019

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Real-time laboratory (RT-LAB), hydropower plant, synchronous generator, real-time simulation, nonlinear hydro turbine


In this paper, modeling and simulation of large hydropower plant in real-time platform named Real-Time Laboratory (RT-LAB) is carried out. First, a hydropower plant model consisting of nonlinear hydro turbine with PID governor and synchronous generator (SG) with DC1A excitation system and connected to grid is developed in MATLAB/Simulink environment. This model is then simulated in RT-LAB after the modification of MATLAB/Simulink model required for suitable operation in RT-LAB environment. Finally, the real-time simulation of hydropower plant when subjected to disturbances of load addition, reduction of load and short circuit fault analysis is presented and discussed.

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Sonam Dorji,"Modeling and Real-Time Simulation of Large Hydropower Plant", International Journal of Engineering and Manufacturing(IJEM), Vol.9, No.3, pp.29-43, 2019. DOI: 10.5815/ijem.2019.03.03


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