Optimal Power Factor for the Reactive Load of Small Hydro Power Plants

  • A. Tsolov Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • B. Marinova Department of Electrical Power Engineering, Technical University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria
Keywords: small HPP, power factor, reactive load, excitations, AVR

Abstract

This article explores the operation algorithm of an excitation regulator of synchronous generators of small Hydro Power Plants (HPPs). The aim is to provide optimum economic parameters, consistent with the dynamically changing requirements of electric supply companies. An integral method for maintaining the power factor has been introduced. The proposed method ensures stable operation of generators in different working modes. It is implemented and the economic effect proved significant.

Author Biographies

A. Tsolov, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Sofia, bulevard "Sveti Kliment Ohridski" 8, 1756 Studentski Kompleks, Sofia, Bulgaria
B. Marinova, Department of Electrical Power Engineering, Technical University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria
Department of Electrical Power Engineering, Technical University of Sofia, bulevard "Sveti Kliment Ohridski" 8, 1756 Studentski Kompleks, Sofia, Bulgaria

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How to Cite
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A. Tsolov and B. Marinova, “Optimal Power Factor for the Reactive Load of Small Hydro Power Plants”, Eng. Technol. Appl. Sci. Res., vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 2755-2757, Apr. 2018.
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