Small Hydro Power Generation along with Thermal Power Plants: an
Introduction to Use of Modified Electronic Governor Control Systems.
S. Deepak Kumar Vayavya Mishra
NIT Raipur, C.G. NIT Raipur, C.G.
Abstract can use “ small falls & discharges” efficiently has
led to development of small hydel installation to
The paper is an attempt to emphasize on the a large extent.
importance of the non-conventional energy sources
of which small hydropower generation is one. It 2.Classification.
deals with the cogeneration of hydel power along
with thermal power stations. The paper describes As per as the bureau of the Indian standards
how it will be effective to increase the overall Depending on amount of power produced:
efficiency of the thermal plant. Also it emphasizes Small hydel project: 1001-6000 KW
on the appropriate and maximum utilization of Mini hydel project: 101-1000 kw
both , the flow and discharge of the water used Micro hydel project: below 100 Kw.
in thermal plants to generate hydel power. The Depending on utility:
paper also explores the various possibilities of Independent: only for power generation.
harnessing energy at different locations in plant. Sub ordinate: apart from power other purposes
Advantages and limitations of such an are solved. E.g. irrigation, water supply etc.
arrangement is appropriately dealt with. An Another way of classification is:
introduction to the upcoming technology of the Small head but high discharges.
modified electronic governor control system is High heads but small discharges.
also dealt with. As far as our topic is concerned thermal power plants
INDEX TERMS: SMALL HYDEL PLANT IS having hydel plant for cogeneration of power can be
ABBREVIATED AS SHP. considered as small head, high discharge and an
independent scheme. Depending on topographical
features it can be small, mini or micro.