Design of Electronic Load Controllers of Induction Generators used in Micro Hydro Power Schemes

Deibanehbok Nongdhar


This paper describes the use of Electronic Load Controller on micro hydro power scheme in which no separate penstock is required to control the speed of the flow of water. The Electronic Load Controllers (ELC) is an electronic device in which the output of the generator can be maintained constant instead of changing or fluctuating user loads. The ELC maintains a constant generator output by introducing a separate load called ballast load which absorbs the load required by the consumer. This paper also explains and demonstrate a simulation model of an ELC.


Electronic Load Controller (ELC), Micro hydro Scheme, Dump loads or ballast load, self-induction generator, simulation

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