The Prototype of a Geothermal Power Plant With PLC and Scada
The importance of renewable energy sources and studies carried out on this subject for our world increases with each passing day. In recent years, the number of geothermal power plants (GPP) around the world and Turkey increases rapidly. The prototype and automation of a geothermal power plant were performed in this study. The controls of the prototype were provided using PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) and SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), which are used in many systems and geothermal power plants. The operation conditions of a real geothermal power plant were created in an SCADA environment. The steam flow rate, revolution per minute (rpm), steam pressure and the level of water were measured and controlled on the prototype. How the changes in the steam flow rate (steam pressure) and rpm affect the voltagewas observed. The prototype made can be used as a training material in PLC-SCADA and Energy Production subjects.
Index Terms—Geothermal power plant, PLC, SCADA