Mini hydro power plant “Home turbine” in HPP Bočac, 710 kVA

  • Zemlja: Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Lokacija: Bočac, Mrkonjić Grad, B&H
  • Godina: 2015
  • Investitor: HPP at Vrbas a.d. Mrkonjić Grad
  • Status: Finished

The project significance

In the frame of the project Reconstruction of the local consumption within the HPP Bočac, it was constructed hydro generator of 710 kVA, which transfer produced energy through 35 kV transmission line, to 35 kV switchgear bus bars and then distribute it for local consumption through 35/0.4 kV auxiliary trans­formers afterwards.

Home turbine apart from the supply role and possible local consumption reserve, in the period of low water levels, this auxiliary generator should decrease the work of HPP Bočac generator in the sense of providing biological minimum, i.e. compensa­tion basin charging. In the period of high water levels, auxiliary turbine would energetically use a part of extra flow, which had to be controlled through overflow.

Elnos Group works

Contract for local consumption upgrade, i.e. construction of mentioned turbine, included making project documentation for construction, mechanical and electrical phase, work performance within individual phases.

Auxiliary turbine is completely automatic and planned for operation without staff, and tur­bine control concept is based on SCADA hard­ware and software, which provides possibility to monitor the situation of certain segments, as well as control over certain segments within the hydro power plant. Hydro power plant was designed for parallel and isolated (island) oper­ation in case of limited and controlled load.

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