The beauty of data. Sitting at home with a cup of tea in my hand seeing live sustainable Kw’s being generated

this is what the hydro looks like on my home computer! everything from the level of the water above the weir through to the bearing temperatures on the turbine and generator

This is what the hydro looks like on my home computer! everything from the level of the water above the weir through to the bearing temperatures on the turbine and generator. The ‘summer day’ reference is about the abstraction regime in place (we take 50% of the water above the average flow. 70% in winter) the one thing i like in this image is the 665kw bit. It means its wet and we are almost flat-out!

The Snowdon hydro is now running nicely. Its raining and I’m smiling. I live the other side of Snowdon and by the miracle of the internet and a SCADA system (supervisory control and data acquisition) those involved in the project can see whats happening live up the mountain and down in the power house. The river level, water volume going through the turbine, power generation, energy production, the state of the grid and so on. Sad, cool and addictive. Seeing Megawatts generated every day is quietly satisfactory. We are just finishing off a simple SCADA screen capture system which will be updated every 5 mins. You too can see what the weather is like on Snowdon. If no Kw’s from the turbine that means its dry! (bad for hydro, good for a walk up Snowdon)

Its quite adictive. Mills, Dave, Rhys and Sabine see how the hydro is performing

Its quite addictive. Mills, Dave, Rhys and Aron see how the hydro is performing

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One Response to The beauty of data. Sitting at home with a cup of tea in my hand seeing live sustainable Kw’s being generated

  1. Pingback: Whats the turbine doing now?… and now? and now? Live data from Snowdon | National Trust Going Green

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