Modeling and Dynamic Behaviour of Hydropower Plants

Cloth: 978 1 78561 195 7 / $190.00
Published: April 2017  

Publisher: The Institution of Engineering and Technology
280 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/5"
Hydropower is a mature and cost-competitive renewable energy source, contributing to the bulk of global renewable electricity. Over the past decades, computer technology has led to significant, possible improvements in monitoring, diagnostics, protection, and control through retrofitting of large plants, and there is potential for additional large plants as well as for smaller installations.

This book presents a systematic approach to mathematical modeling of different configurations of hydropower plants over four sections - modeling and simulation approaches; control of hydropower plants; operation and scheduling of hydropower plants, including pumped storage; and special features of small hydropower plants. The chapters address the fundamentals and latest concepts, providing the most appropriate solutions for cost-effective and reliable operation, and they include several real-world case studies of hydropower plants in operation.