La Houille Blanche
Number 2, Avril 1991
|Page(s)||109 - 116|
|Published online||01 October 2009|
Les équipements de contrôle-commande des ouvrages hydrauliques d'Electricité de France
Automatic control system of hydroelectric power stations
Service de la Production hydraulique, Electricité de France
Automatic control system of hydroelectric power stations In a mainly nuclear production system, hydroelectric power stations are no longer used as the main source of electrical energy but, in a large extent, they allow dynamic performances to the electrical network with their availability, flexibility and rapidity.
At present, EDF operates hydroelectric power plants, most of them with automatic remote control and no local operator. The main power plants are operated from a Valley hydraulic station.
Renovation of the control systems of large plants will be necessary during the coming years. It will take place as a part of the automatic control of generating and transmission system and the implementation of new dispatchings of energy (CASOAR project).
© Société Hydrotechnique de France, 1991