Optimum Control of Induction Generators for Water Current Energy Harnessing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: WC133R10CN0215
Agency Tracking Number: 10-82
Amount: $94,972.50
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 1
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.1.5
Solicitation Number: NOAA 2010-1
Small Business Information
Electro Standards Laboratories
36 WESTERN INDUSTRIAL DR, CRANSTON, RI, 02921
DUNS: 080810187
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Raymond Sepe, Jr.
 Vice President Research & Engineering
 (401) 943-1164
 rsepe@electrostandards.com
Business Contact
 Raymond Sepe, Jr.
Title: Vice President Research & Engineering
Phone: (401) 943-1164
Email: rsepe@electrostandards.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Optimization of generator performance and maximization of output power are difficult to attain in the generation of hydro-power. This is due to the changing water conditions and corresponding changes in the form of available energy. ESL proposes to use self-tuning controls in combination with a suitably chosen and optimized generator driven by hydro-energy and condition it for distribution to then power grid. The proposed approach is to use control to maximize power generation while maintaining generator efficiency, despite changes in water conditions and electrical load demands.

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