Communication system for the remote hybrid power system in Ramea Newfoundland

Acevedo, Juan Fernando (2011) Communication system for the remote hybrid power system in Ramea Newfoundland. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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A reliable communication system is essential for the operation of a remote hybrid power system. Such a system is needed to interconnect the wind turbines, diesel generators, and the hydrogen energy storage unit with a centralized supervisory controller and data acquisition system. For the purpose of this research, we have considered the remote wind-diesel-hydrogen hybrid power system currently under development at Ramea, Newfoundland. This thesis illustrates the implementation of a half-duplex collective transmission agreement with low RF transceivers and Power Line Carrier modems which allows the system to have a redundancy network and provide uninterrupted communication between the wind turbines and the main power building. Power line couplers with high pass filters and high frequency amplifiers are also designed and implemented to permit data transmission through high voltage power lines without affecting the performance of the data acquisition system. The research also provides the description of wind turbines parameters being measured at Ramea's remote hybrid power solution.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 9521
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 45-54.
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: 2011
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Hybrid power systems--Newfoundland and Labrador--Communication systems; Electric power systems--Newfoundland and Labrador--Communication systems; Diesel electric power-plants--Newfoundland and Labrador; Wind power plants--Communication systems

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