Energy generation from water flows is the most exploited renewable energy source in the world for obtaining electricity, due to its simplicity of operation and its adaptability to different environments. The orography of the terrain is essential for the construction of dams that allow the storage of water and increase the potential waterfall for its subsequent conversion into electrical energy. For this purpose, mobile gates open the flow of stored water, which will move the hydraulic turbine and this, in turn, the electric generator.
The PSV-HPPS-SOF software has been designed by Edibon to show the user the basic principles of operation of hydraulic power plants with and without pumping, exposing in a didactic way the elements and parameters involved in the generation process, as well as the interrelations between these parameters thanks to the mathematical models integrated in the simulator.
The application offers various levels of training that will provide the user with the essential knowledge and skills on the fundamental principles of control, operation and functioning of hydroelectric power plants. In this way it will be possible to carry out a previous configuration of the plant’s operating conditions, to later control and manage it based on these parameters.