Renewable energy sources, as well as the studies being conducted regarding these energy sources, are becoming increasingly important for our world. In this manuscript, the daily energy production level of a small (15 MW) run-of-river hydropower plant (RRHPP) was estimated using the artificial neural network (ANN) model. In this context, the model utilized both meteorological data and HPP-related data. The input parameters of the artificial neural network included the daily total precipitation, daily mean temperature, daily mean water vapour pressure, daily mean relative humidity, and the daily mean river water elevation at the hydropower plant, while the only output parameter consisted of the total daily energy production. For the ANN, data from the four years between 2017 and 2020 were used for training purposes, while data from the first eight months of 2021 were used for testing purposes. Ten different ANN networks were tested. A comparison of the ANN data with the real data indicated that the model provided satisfying results. The minimum error rate was 0.13%, the maximum error rate was 9.13%, and the mean error rate was 3.13%. Furthermore, six different algorithms were compared with each other. It was observed that the best results were obtained from the Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm.This study demonstrated that the ANN can estimate the daily energy production of a run-of-river HPP with high accuracy and that this model can potentially contribute to studies investigating the potential of renewable energies.
Artificial neural network, run-of-river hydropower plant, renewable energy
|Erken Görünüm Tarihi||18 Mayıs 2023|
|Yayımlanma Tarihi||18 Mayıs 2023|
|Gönderilme Tarihi||23 Aralık 2022|
|Kabul Tarihi||30 Nisan 2023|
|Yayınlandığı Sayı||Yıl 2023 Cilt: 11 Sayı: 2|
Academic Platform Journal of Engineering and Smart Systems