Project Implementation of the Micro Hydroelectric Roncador

J. A. A. Polli, G. M. Alves, R. C. Betini, P. C. Fritzen



The city of Bocaiúva do Sul/PR and the Federal Technological University of Paraná (UTFPR) signed an agreement for the creation of an Environmental Education Center in the city. This agreement includes the reactivation of Roncador hydroelectric micro-station, to generate electricity through four different types of turbines, which will serve as a teaching laboratory for the academic community. This work aimed to carry out studies for the implementation of the Roncador hydroelectric micro-station project, which is disabled since 1950. For the study, a review of the literature was performed and field work was carried out to analyse the existing and all necessary structures to implement the hydroelectric micro-station. After analysis it was found that it is a run-of-river hydroelectric, where part of the existing structure could be reused, however, there was a need for full reconstruction of some structures. The gross head extent was 14.8 m with a flow rate of 0.450 m3/s and a power of 47 kW.

Published in: Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ, Nº. 14)
Pages:195-198 Date of Publication: 2016/5/20
ISSN: 2172-038X Date of Current Version:2016/05/04
REF:265-16 Issue Date: May 2016
DOI:10.24084/repqj14.265 Publisher: EA4EPQ

Authors and affiliations

J. A. A. Polli , G. M. Alves, R. C. Betini, P. C. Fritzen
Department of Electrical Engineering. Federal Technological University of Paraná, Curitiba. Brazil

Key words

Implantation, Hydroelectric micro power plant.


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