Turbine selection criteria .
|Head, flow rate and power||Identified the variation of flow in the river to produce the required frequency and output power|
|Civil works||Minimized the civil works of dams, settling basin, spillway, weir, trash rack, canal, forebay, penstock and tailrace|
|Electrical systems||Both asynchronous and synchronous generators with either single or 3 phase applied to convert mechanical rotational energy to electrical energy based on the turbine capacity.|
|Proper planning and design of control system includes governor, transformer and transmission lines to consumers or to the grid|
|Maintenance and serviceability||Hydropower plant to be simple and even unskilled labour can conduct the maintenance|
|Modularity||The turbine in modules to allow for easy fault identification and module replacement|
|Efficiency||The efficiency of the unit at rated and partially of flow rate and head|
|Portability||Able to be transported and located with the limited infrastructure|
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