This exchange activity aims to develop local capacity for electronic load controller trouble-shooting and development. The activities include a capacity building programme for the operators of load controllers, as well as the creation of a ‘toolkit’ to be used in implementation and operation practices.
ASOSIASI HIDRO BANDUNG (AHB)
During a previous SEPS exchange activity in 2014, the state of the electronic load controllers in the region was determined. These load controllers are a complicated but crucial component of micro hydro power plants. A well-functioning load controller is a key aspect for the sustainable operation of a micro hydro plant, requiring de-mystification and inputs at the local level to prevent technical failure. While micro hydro civil works, turbines, generators, and transmission line caters to locally available technical skill sets, the electronics and systemic-level knowledge required for ELCs is often not available locally.
The specific objectives of the exchange activity are: