Hydropower utility increases generator performance

In order to improve the performance of Hydro-Québec’s turbines and generators and to make maintenance as simple as possible, the company uses the latest technology from the Siemens PLM software solution portfolio. With this solution, onsite tests and measurements can be performed at the generators, which provide important information about the systems’ status. Based on this data, the hydroelectric utility was able to increase generator performance by 20%, while also extending the maintenance interval to five years.

The utility operates 60 hydroelectric generating stations. The turbines are in permanent use, which means that service intervals must be planned precisely. The same applies for any necessary tests, particularly if the tests cannot be performed during operation. Hydro-Québec uses solutions from the Simcenter portfolio from Siemens PLM Software.

Contact Jennifer Naidoo, Siemens, Tel 011 652-2795, jennifer.naidoo@siemens.com

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