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Model-Based Controls Development and Implementation for a Hydroelectric Power System

John Batteh, Anh Nguyen

March 7, 2019

Presented at the 13th International Modelica Conference

Abstract

This paper describes the model-based control system development for a hydroelectric power plant to ensure water
level control and mitigate spillage risk. The modeling of both the flume system and prototype controls is described.
The integrated model is run over a suite of tests to verify the calibration of the control strategy. Results from the
plant commissioning are compared with the virtual tests. The model proved capable of accurate predictions of the
waterway dynamics, and the model-based calibration was successfully verified on the actual plant.

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