Our client SuperGrid Institute is an independent research and technological innovation centre for the massive integration of renewable energies and the development of the electricity networks of the future. It provides high value-added technologies for high and medium voltage DC power systems.
The project focused on the hydraulic turbine test and validation platform – the only independent facility of its kind in France. It enables hydraulic tests to be carried out for the qualification of pump turbines and industrial Francis turbines (in scale models) according to the IEC 60193 standard. Thanks to this experimental platform, it is also possible to carry out R&D on unstable hydraulic phenomena, cavitation and the constraints applied to these large installations during their operation.
The proposed equipment had to meet 4 functionalities:
To meet the needs of the project, our team developed an electrical cabinet comprising a power supply part (in particular for the supply of the pumping group) as well as a control part with safety modules, Schneider PLC and a synchronisation system for coupling the generator to the EDF network.
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