Basic Considerations in Governed or Non-Governed Small Hydro Power Plants

by Brent A. Zarlenga, Voith Hydro Inc, York, PA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Power '87


This paper reviews the necessary studies and major considerations that must be completed for proper coordination and selection of a turbine governor, and generator. A discussion of the importance of turbine generator flywheel effect (WR//2) for isolated operation and the turbine gate timing is presented. A data sheet is presented which lists necessary parameters that the owner must consider when developing the objectives for a Governed Hydro Station.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Hydro power | Turbines | Economic factors | Hydrologic data | Parameters (statistics) | Owners | Hydraulics

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