Encontro de Energia no Meio Rural Agrener
VIANA, Augusto Nelson Carvalho, MEDEIROS, Daniel de Macedo and RICARDO, Mateus. Projeto BFT / GI: um novo conceito para geração de energia elétrica através de microcentrais hidrelétricas. In Proceedings of the 6. Encontro de Energia no Meio Rural, 2006, Campinas (SP, Brazil) [online]. 2006 [cited 19 June 2013]. Available from: <http://www.proceedings.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=MSC0000000022006000200032&lng=en&nrm=iso> .
The present work has as objective to present the main bases of "PAT / IG Project", accomplished in Boa Esperança Farm (Delfim Moreira - MG), by an accord between Itajubá´s Federal University and Mines and Energy Ministry. In a moment that the look for sustainable development is the law in Brasil, low costs and environmental impact alternatives must be prioritized. By this way, the "PAT / IG Project" continuous the VIANA´s (1987) works, that developed all brasilian theorical bases for using Pumps Working as Turbine (PAT). Besides that, the application of Induction Motors Operating as Induction Generators will be evaluated (IG), as the velocity control system of the PAT / IG group will be developed. The existing Boa Esperança Farm´s micro power plant will be rebuilded, to receive a new generating group formed for a PAT and a IG, that will be used as natural sized test workbench of Itajubá´s Federal University. At the ending of the project, there will be enough subsidies to prove, in practice, the feasibility presented in laboratorial tests by PAT / IG groups as conventional turbines replacer in micro power plants.
Keywords : micro power plants; pumps working as turbine; induction generator.