Hydropower Generation Control

Con­trol sys­tems for hydro­elec­tric pow­er plants

Advantages of Our Solution

  • Abil­i­ty to inte­grate all exist­ing field devices and third par­ty sys­tems in the hydropow­er plant, using stan­dard pro­to­cols (IEC61850, IEC60870‑5–101/102/103/104, Mod­bus, DNP3.0, DLMS, etc.)
  • Dis­trib­uted con­trol system
  • Avail­abil­i­ty of automa­tisms designed for the hydro­elec­tric sec­tor (e.g. active and reac­tive pow­er reg­u­la­tion, tur­bine con­trol, reser­voir lev­el con­trol, etc.)
  • Alarms noti­fi­ca­tion via e‑mail and SMS
  • Scal­able and flex­i­ble archi­tec­ture suit­able for both small and large hydropow­er stations
  • Easy main­te­nance and con­fig­u­ra­tion, and intu­itive graph­i­cal user interface

Solution description

iGrid T&D team has exper­tise in the design of hydropow­er con­trol sys­tems, from pure hard­ware devel­op­ment up to glob­al con­trol and com­mu­ni­ca­tion projects.

Hydropow­er Con­trol solu­tion designed by iGrid T&D is open, scal­able and high­ly reli­able. A con­trol sys­tem based on iCon­trol SCADA soft­ware and iRTU & iGW series prod­ucts offers a flex­i­ble solu­tion suit­able for a wide range of instal­la­tions, from small hydro­elec­tric plants to large pow­er plants.

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Hydropower Generation Products

iGW‑S Gateway

Pow­er­ful and reli­able com­mu­ni­ca­tion gate­way able to run either in stand­alone or redun­dant modes, and equipped with an embed­ded Eth­er­net switch. It sup­ports most stan­dard pro­to­cols includ­ing IEC61850 (Client and Server).

iRTU‑S & iGW‑S Controllers

Smart and scal­able con­trollers for hydro­elec­tric plants equipped with an embed­ded Eth­er­net switch, and I/O capa­bil­i­ties. Sup­port for stan­dard pro­to­cols (IEC60870‑5–101/104, DNP3.0, IEC61850, etc.).

iControl Hydropower Generation SCADA

High-per­for­mance SCADA with advanced func­tion­al­i­ties such as hot-stand­by redun­dan­cy, auto­mat­ic line col­or­ing, alarms noti­fi­ca­tion (via e‑mail and sms), SQL log­ging, and reports generation.


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iGrid T&D’s SCADA, RTUs, sub­sta­tion gate­ways, pro­to­col con­vert­ers and bay con­trollers sup­port both IEC61850 client and serv­er com­mu­ni­ca­tion capa­bil­i­ties. When act­ing as IEC61850 servers, our solu­tions are able to map any exist­ing IED to IEC61850 log­i­cal devices

Substation Automation

IEC61850, IEC60870‑5–104 and DNP3.0 (as well as oth­er com­mu­ni­ca­tion pro­to­cols) are used world­wide for sub­sta­tions’ automa­tion. iGrid T&D solu­tions use all of them to have a com­plete­ly inter­op­er­abil­i­ty with any oth­er vendor

Medium Voltage Distribution grid automation

Our solu­tions ful­fill the stan­dards required by elec­tri­cal com­pa­nies for the con­trol of Medi­um Volt­age grids (MV/LV sub­sta­tions). Our devices are capa­ble to adapt to dif­fer­ent com­mu­ni­ca­tion media (e.g. ser­i­al, Eth­er­net, GPRS/3G, PSTN) and able to han­dle mul­ti­ple com­mu­ni­ca­tion pro­to­cols (e.g. IEC60970‑5–104, DNP3.0)

Smart metering

Our smart meter­ing solu­tions sup­port the most pop­u­lar meter­ing pro­to­cols (IEC60870‑5–102, Mod­bus and DLMS) and mul­ti­ple com­mu­ni­ca­tion media. iGrid T&D is work­ing with the most impor­tant meter man­u­fac­tur­ers world­wide to col­lect and deliv­er meter­ing infor­ma­tion to the elec­tri­cal market

Protocol converter

Retro­fitting elec­tri­cal facil­i­ties means to use the newest devices togeth­er with the old­est ones. For these projects, flex­i­ble and adapt­able pro­to­col con­vert­ers are vital devices.

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