Design and implementation of a prototype underwater turbine generator system for renewable micro hydro power energy

Li Wang, Su Jen Chen, Shen Ron Jen, Hao Wen Li

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of design, installation and field measurement of a prototype underwater-turbine-generator-based micro hydro power (MHP) generation system. The studied MHP system employs the flowing water energy of the agricultural irrigation of one of the irrigation ditches of Yunlin Farmland Irrigation Association, Taiwan. Fundamentally, the irrigation ditches are used to distribute irrigation water to different farmlands. Design of a MHP has to meet practical conditions of the selected ditch such as depth, width, water flow rate, days of water flowing, etc. The designed MHP unit consists of a prototype underwater turbine, a gearbox, a three-phase self-excited induction generator with a switchable excitation capacitor bank, a three-phase diode bridge rectifier, a DC-to-DC buck converter, and a DC-to-AC inverter. An embedded-system-based monitoring and control system of the MHP unit is also properly designed to measure the electrical data of the MHP system. According to the field measurement results, the designed prototype underwater-turbine- generator-based MHP system can stably offer adequate electric power to the connected loads.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, IAS 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Event2012 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, IAS 2012 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 2012 Oct 72012 Oct 11

Publication series

NameConference Record - IAS Annual Meeting (IEEE Industry Applications Society)
ISSN (Print)0197-2618

Other

Other2012 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, IAS 2012
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period12-10-0712-10-11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Wang, L., Chen, S. J., Jen, S. R., & Li, H. W. (2012). Design and implementation of a prototype underwater turbine generator system for renewable micro hydro power energy. In 2012 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, IAS 2012 [6373994] (Conference Record - IAS Annual Meeting (IEEE Industry Applications Society)). https://doi.org/10.1109/IAS.2012.6373994