Criterion for Selection of Turbines for Hydroelectric Power Project | Original Article
The hydro-turbines are used in hydropower plants to convert the hydraulic energy into mechanical energy. There are different types of turbines, mainly Pelton, Kaplan, and Francis. Further, there are some variants of each type of turbine. The hydraulic parameters, power grid requirement geological conditions etc. differ from one site to another which makes each hydropower project, a unique. Hence, selection of turbine to suit a specific site is a specialized job and need utmost considerations. The selection criterion of hydro turbine are discussed in this paper.