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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 340619, 8 pages
Research Article

Design and Implementation of Improved Electronic Load Controller for Self-Excited Induction Generator for Rural Electrification

1Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
2Dr. N. G. P. Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Received 8 May 2015; Accepted 17 August 2015

Academic Editor: Tariq Iqbal

Copyright © 2015 C. Kathirvel et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper offers an alternative technique, namely, Improved Electronic Load Controller (IELC), which is proposal to improve power quality, maintaining voltage at frequency desired level for rural electrification. The design and development of IELC are considered as microhydroenergy system. The proposed work aims to concentrate on the new schemes for rural electrification with the help of different kinds of hybrid energy systems. The objective of the proposed scheme is to maintain the speed of generation against fluctuating rural demand. The Electronic Load Controller (ELC) is used to connect and disconnect the dump load during the operation of the system, and which absorbs the load when consumer are not in active will enhance the lifestyle of the rural population and improve the living standards. Hydroelectricity is a promising option for electrification of remote villages in India. The conventional methods are not suitable to act as standalone system. Hence, the designing of a proper ELC is essential. The improved electronic load control performance tested with simulation at validated through hardware setup.