Publication Type:

Conference Paper


2017 Innovations in Power and Advanced Computing Technologies (i-PACT), IEEE, Vellore, India (2017)





asynchronous generators, Distributed power generation, dump load controller (DLC), Heat pumps, hydroelectric power stations, Lighting, Load Management, machine control, microgrid system, Picohydro power, Rectifiers, remote locations, rural locations, smart energy management system, Smart energy management system (SEMS), stand-alone pico-hydro power generation, stand-alone pico-hydro systems, Switches, three-phase self-excited induction generator, Utilization efficiency, Voltage control, voltage regulation, Water heating


Stand-alone systems are the only viable option for electrification of rural and remote locations. This paper presents design and development of a cost effective, efficient, smart energy management system for the control of three-phase self-excited induction generator (SEIG) suitable for stand-alone pico-hydro power generation with constant input power. The objective is to improve the utilization efficiency of the pico-hydro system in real time while maintaining voltage regulation and load management of the micro-grid system.

Cite this Research Publication

V. Valsan and Dr. P. Kanakasabapathy, “Smart energy management and control of stand-alone pico-hydro systems”, in 2017 Innovations in Power and Advanced Computing Technologies (i-PACT), Vellore, India, 2017.