The power plant control system developed for the Deriner Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) has been commissioned at the first unit of the HPP.
The power plant control system that was developed by TÜBİTAK MAM Energy Institute Power Plant Control Technologies Group has been put into service at the first unit of the Deriner HPP operated by the HPPs Department of Electricity Generation Company (EÜAŞ). The project that was initiated in July 2017 covers the development and renewal of units, switchgears, auxiliary systems, spillway control systems, control room and server systems with modern approaches. The new control and command systems to be commissioned at the end of the project are expected to improve the operational efficiency and availability of the plant, to ensure secondary frequency control and to achieve system continuity and cyber security. The project is planned to be completed in 2019.
The Deriner HPP consists of 4 units with an installed capacity of 670 MW. It is the 6th largest hydroelectric power plant of Turkey. In 2016, it met 0.7% of Turkey’s electricity demand by generating approximately 2 billion kWh of electricity.
This has been the first “over-100 MW commissioning” completed and experienced by the Power Plant Control Technologies Group.