Digitalization in Hydropower

2019-04-25 - 2019-04-26
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Graz University of Technology, Main building, Technology Department , Foyer
Rechbauerstraße 12, 8010 Graz, Austria
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200.00 € - 850.00 €
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Enhanced digital controls can contribute to improving the performance of hydropower fleets, plants and equipment by reducing costs and optimising asset management. Digital control systems can also play a major role in improving decision-making and supporting operations to work more efficiently. The fact that a growing number of the world’s hydropower plants needs to be refurbished and modernised in the next few years makes the transformation process so highly challenging.

The international VGB workshop will again provide a comprehensive overview of digitalization in hydro power dealing mainly with the results of newly developed and implemented techniques:

  • Advanced data analyses
    (Lectures from international consultants)
  • Experiences from implemented projects
    (Lectures from 12 international operators)

The workshop will bring together experts from leading operator and manufacturer companies as well as related stakeholders to discuss challenges and opportunities for the operation of hydro power fleets accruing from digital transformation.

Based on practical examples you will gain insights on how digital solutions are already successfully implemented and applied. This may contribute to improving and optimising digital solutions in your own company.

There will be enough time for detailed bilateral discussions and for answering questions.

In this context and as a valuable complement to the lectures, on 26 April 2019 all participants are invited to visit the Rabenstein run-of-river power plant, which is located near Frohnleiten/ Styria. In Rabenstein, a demonstration project of Verbund, implemented and currently tested digitalization techniques will be presented. Free transportation (bus shuttle) will be provided.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Graz in order to improve and optimise the operation of hydropower plants and wish you a good trip in advance.