Hydroelectric power generation plays an important role in the energy transition of the electric grid. The renewable resource can be controlled quickly, for balancing the supply and demand of electricity. Not only do hydroelectric power plants generate renewable electricity. In combination with pumped storage, hydroelectric plants can serve as “batteries”, stabilizing the grid by storing superfluous wind and solar energy for later use.
monitoring all important control parameters
In order to establish nominal operation of hydroelectric plants, the turbines, pumps and generators/motors are monitored by several sensors, measuring operating conditions and machine vibrations for all possible control parameters. IfTA’s monitoring and protection systems are used to acquire and process the dynamic data, to assure the machines operate within their nominal envelopes.