Power Machines presented a system of digital monitoring of hydropower units at the Russian Energy Week

During the session Energy Efficiency and Energy Security of Hydropower Facilities in the Context of Modernization and Digital Transformation, held as part of the Russian Energy Week (REW) forum, PJSC "Power machines" presented a report on modern digital monitoring solutions to ensure the energy security of hydropower facilities.

The participants in the discussion discussed topics related to the modernization of hydropower equipment, as well as the digitalization of technological and business processes that affect energy security and energy efficiency.

During the session, Vladimir Demyanov, Deputy Head of the Power Machines Hydropower Division, spoke about the complex automation project, a digital monitoring system for the Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP. 

The data that comes from hundreds of sensors installed on each hydropower unit are processed by the automated control system, systematized, displayed at operator stations, and archived. This allows us to accumulate a large amount of statistical information on the operation of each unit and take into account all the nuances in the development of algorithms and solutions for automation, and not only for equipment of our own production. 

“When creating such systems, we are based, first of all, on existing equipment and its real performance,” said Vladimir Demyanov. Our system is able to automatically respond to changes in the work of dozens of units, each of which has its own unique performance characteristics. Such a fine,individual setting for each machine allows us to optimize the modes of operation of hydropower units while ensuring reliability. 

The session was attended by representatives of the largest hydropower companies - Chairman of the Board - General Director of JSC RusHydro Nikolai Shulginov, General Director of JSC Krasnoyarsk HPP Sergey Kuznetsov, Executive Director of the Association of Hydropower Organizations and Hydropower Workers of Russia Oleg Lushnikov, General Director of Tatenergo JSC Rauzil Haziev, General Director of EuroSibEnergo JSC Mikhail Khardikov, General Director of VolgaHydro LLC Gunter Engelbutzeder.