Chapter 5

Hydroelectric Power Generation

5.1 Planning of Hydroelectric Facilities 5-1

Siting • Hydroelectric Plant Schemes • Selection of Plant Capacity, Energy, and Other Design Features

5.2 Hydroelectric Plant Features 5-2

Turbine • Flow Control Equipment • Generator • Generator Terminal Equipment • Generator Switchgear • Generator Step-Up Transformer • Excitation System • Governor System • Control Systems • Protection Systems • Plant Auxiliary Equipment

5.3 Special Considerations Affecting Pumped Storage Plants 5-10

Pump Motor Starting • Phase Reversing of the Generator/Motor • Draft Tube Water Depression

5.4 Construction and Commissioning of Hydroelectric Plants 5-11


Steven R. Brockschink (retired)

Stantec Consulting

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