PLC – HMI Automation Based Cascaded Fuzzy PID for Efficient Energy Management and Storage in Real Time Performance of a Hydro Electric Pumped Storage Power Plant

A. Selwin Mich Priyadharson, R. Ganesan, Prabhu Kumar Surarapu
2015 Procedia Technology - Elsevier  
Usually in order to balance the load demand at high peak hours, hydro electric pumped storage power plant is utilized. In this project a novel design, (CFPID) Cascaded Fuzzy PID (Proportional -Integral -Derivative) controller scheme using B&R (Bernecker & Rainer) Industrial Automation PLC -HMI (Programmable Logic Control -Human Machine Interface) for Efficient Energy management and storage in real time performance of a hydro electric pumped storage power plant is proposed. In this scheme, Fuzzy
more » ... Level is cascaded with PID Flow for improvement in performance. A prototype model of a hydro electric pumped storage power plant with 22 digital inputs and 14 potential free outputs is fabricated with an objective of controlling the process variables, flow and level is done by using conventional PLC and the proposed CFPID control. There are two tanks in the prototype, lower tank with 2 stages of level and upper tank with 5 stages of level. HMI is used to monitor and operate the process in online -real time, for easy control of the operations. In this paper, the proposed PLC-HMI automation based CFPID control scheme is performed and finally compared with the conventional PLC by experimental results and validated by using real time statistics obtained from the hydro electric pumped storage power plant.
doi:10.1016/j.protcy.2015.10.022 fatcat:e5tbwpfyy5frlg6c52malcwytm