Run off River Plant: Status and Prospects
Hemant Sharma1, Jasvir Singh2

1Hemant Sharma, Department of Electrical and Electronics, H.C.T.M Technical Campus Kaithal (Haryana), India.
2Jasvir Singh, Department of Electrical and Electronics, B.G.I.E.T Sangrur (Punjab), India.
Manuscript received on 10 July 2013 | Revised Manuscript received on 18 July 2013 | Manuscript Published on 30 July 2013 | PP: 210-213 | Volume-3 Issue-2, July 2013 | Retrieval Number: B0971073213/13©BEIESP
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Abstract: Most of the small hydro power plants are based on Run of River scheme, implying that they do not have any water storage capability. The power is generated only when enough water is available from the river. When the stream flow reduces below the design flow value, the generation will reduce as the water does not flow through the intake structure into the turbine. Small hydro plants may be stand alone system in isolated areas but could also be grid connected. The connection to the grid has the advantage of the easier control of the electrical system frequency of the electricity. In this research paper i discussed about the run off river plant, comparison of runoff river plant and small hydro power plants. And what type of turbine is suitable for small hydro power plant and run off river plant.
Keywords: Hydropower, Runoff River Power Plant, Water Power

Scope of the Article: Low-power design