Thermal power plant

Synchronous generator driven by a variable speed drive

SGLab thermal power plant consists of a synchronous generator driven by a controllable variable speed motor emulating the behaviour of a steam turbine.

Measuring equipment is able to capture generator dynamics (machine swing curve) and generator load angle after opening and quickly reclosing transmission lines and different loads, and after short circuit faults. Auxiliary system is able to simulate different short circuit faults and the short circuit current is limited through reactors.

Synchronous generator characteristics

Sn 15 kVA
Un 380 V
Rated power factor 0.86
Rated speed 1000 RPM
Synchronous reactance 0.363 p.u.
Transient reactance 0.27 p.u.
Subtransient reactance 0.042 p.u.

The thermal power plant is currently undergoing a reconstruction and is not yet operational.