Project Description


Hydropower Plant Automation Systems

The latest Efacec automation platform for hydropower plant automation, CLP 500PAS is a unified, flexible and scalable distributed control system featuring multiple communication, I/O and HMI options as well as user programmability that drives reliable operations, optimizes plant energy yield and requires minimum staff for plant O&M.

From generator unit control, through intake and discharge control, to plant and auxiliary services, substation automation and remote communications, CLP 500PAS provides a single automation solution for the entire plant independently of plant configuration, turbine or generator type and manufacturer.

By adopting international standards and unified engineering CLP 500PAS provides an open future-proof and straightforward solution that can integrate multi-vendor products and scale according to the needs of each project. CLP 500PAS is one of the first solutions on the market to support IEC 61850 as a field/plant bus and engineering infrastructure.

Systems can be deployed in different architectures from compact solutions targeting small hydro to distributed control solutions for large hydro applications. CLP 500PAS also includes several redundancy and high availability options which enable the system designer to select the best fitting solution by balancing cost and performance in light of the characteristics of each system.

The field-proven and reliable CLP 500 platform is complemented with a full range of services from training and product support to engineering, commissioning and maintenance that enable the required continued support throughout the whole system life-cycle.

  • Field-proven library of hydropower plant automation functions
  • Multiple standard communication protocols and I/O options
  • Modular, scalable and secure architecture
  • High-availability hardware and communication options
  • IEC 61850-enabled
  • Several HMI options including external mobile and web access
  • IEC 61131-3 user programmability
  • Unified control system engineering tool from programming to HMI design
  • Strict conformance to industry standards
  • Optimized plant utilization
  • Consistent automation technology over the power plant
  • Open and versatile plant automation solution
  • High expansibility and adaptability enabling step-by-step evolution
  • Reduced engineering effort
  • Seamless integration with third party products and systems
  • Low total cost of ownership without compromising reliability
  • Integration of IT solutions