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Hydro power plant automation





This system joins together two entities with different goals regarding the management of the water in Furnas Lake. On one site, the environmental department of the Azores Government aims to keep the water level at a certain level. On the other side, The Electric Company of the Azores aims to generate electricity on its hydro plant at certain hours of the day depending on the daily necessities. This system receives the working parameters of both entities and manages the water delivered to the hydro plant accordingly.

The system measures the water level and the surface water speed and acts on the valve to respond to the demands. Data is delivered in real time at the clients website. An android app allows users to interact with the system, read data and change the working parameters. Alarms are also generated and sent to the app via “push notifications” and via SMS.