Manali Mini Hydro Power Project: A Case Studyby O. D. Thapar, Univ of Roorkee, Roorkee, India,
Devadutta Das, Univ of Roorkee, Roorkee, India,
Arun Kumar, Univ of Roorkee, Roorkee, India,
Abstract: The paper describes the various civil, hydromechanical and electrical features of Manali Mini Hydro Power Project which has been set up as a National Demonstration Project. The paper discusses some of the notable features of the project like drop type diversion structure with a vortex tube open at the top, use of Francis turbine without guide vanes. Conventional governor has been eliminated by use of electronic output controller. The operation and control scheme for such a novel scheme has been discussed. By adoption of cost saving techniques and equipment layout, a positive benefit cost ratio has been achieved.
Subject Headings: Hydro power | Power plants | Electric power | Turbines | Vanes | Case studies | Hydraulic design
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