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Hydropower Plants and Power Systems

Dynamic Processes and Control for Stable and Efficient Operation

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by Uppsala University, Sweden

  • Describes methods to determine the response time of hydropower units with complex waterways after major frequency disturbances

  • Proposes new control strategies for hydropower plants


Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Weijia Yang
    Pages 1-16
  3. Weijia Yang
    Pages 17-26
  4. Weijia Yang
    Pages 27-52
  5. Weijia Yang
    Pages 107-111
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 113-123

About this book


This book reports on a comprehensive study addressing the dynamic responses of hydropower plants under diverse conditions and disturbances, and analyzes their stability and oscillations. Multiple models based on eight existing hydropower plants in Sweden and China were developed and used for simulations and theoretical analysis with various degrees of complexity and for different purposes, and compared with on-site measurements for validations. The book offers important insights into the understanding of the hydraulic, mechanical and electrical coupling mechanisms, up to market conditions and incentives. It recommends control strategies for a more stable and efficient operation of hydropower plants.


Dynamic Modelling of Hydropower Systems Hydropower Regulation in Power Systems Operating Stability of Hydropower Units Efficient Operation of Hydropower Units Low Frequency Oscillations of Hydropower Units Balancing Renewable Power Systems TOPSYS Model of HPP Hydropower Plant Model Rotor Angle Oscillations Rotor Angle Stability Frequency Stability of Power Systems Wear and Tear of Hydropower Turbines Linear Synthetic Inertia Influence of Water Inertia

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Electricity, Department of Engineering SciencesUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

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