The Energy Power Plants Application, "AEL-EPP", has been designed by EDIBON for the study of the basic principles of operation of power plants as well as of the substations in charge of receiving the energy produced by them.
The "AEL-EPP" application offers different training levels that will provide the user with the essential knowledge and skills about the fundamental control, operation and functioning principles of power plants with their respective electricity generation systems. Some of the power plants simulators which are recommended with this application are, for example, the Biomass Energy Power Plant Simulator, the Wind Energy Power Plant Simulator and the Geothermal Energy Power Plant Simulator. These simulators are based on a series of mathematical models that will provide the student with the most important concepts about power plants. Moreover, for a better understanding, this application includes a series of modules, devices and electric machines that will react according to the functioning of each plant.
The "AEL-EPP" application includes a specific manual where the aspects regarding high voltage power systems are explained. Its theme covers fundamental aspects such as the synchronous generators control and regulation, the electrical supply quality, frequency regulation for the balance among energy generation and demand etc.
On the other hand, it is provided a series of modules and units for the implementation of all the theoretical concepts previously studied in the manual.
One of the main advantages of this application is its modular character and its flexibility to be expanded in the future. This allows fulfilling different configurations of real power systems.
The "AEL-EPP" application includes a control and data acquisition software, SCADA, which will allow the user to remotely control the power system. The SCADA software allows performing the most significant operations carried out in real power systems, such as turbine and generator speed and voltage control, generator coupling maneuvers with the grid (synchronization), isolated operations with the synchronous generator, voltage and current measurements at different points of the power system, visualization of power curves, etc.