The upgrade of a hydroelectric plant requires extensive planning 和 expertise, having a profound impact on engineering 和 operation resources. With the average hydroelectric plant operating for more than 68 years, this is a scenario facility managers 和 engineers find themselves in all too often.
A typical modernization project starts with an initial site assessment to identify current-state 性能 和 recommendations, performing system studies to validate 性能 和 needs, 和 creating the long-term vision for improved operational efficiency 和 reliability. This vision must then be converted to a systematic, 和 cost-effective project to realize the benefits of an updated hydroelectric facility:
- Smarter generation plants, with improved asset management, 沟通, 性能, enabled through digitalization
- Cybersecurity improvements to facilitate digitalization 和 ensure plant security requirements
- Sustainability goals 和 decarbonization to support clean energy requirements
- 水电 plants integrated with other renewable energy resources such as wind 和 solar create an optimized energy delivery system
Executing the vision through project management
A turnkey solution delivers best-of-class capabilities that fulfill a range of hydroelectric facility projects. Project management is centrally coordinated management of all engineering disciplines, 采购, 安装, 启动, 和 commissioning of projects 和 offers a single point of accountability. There are advantages to a turnkey approach with both short- 和 long-term benefits:
The key to success is 沟通 和 transparency
伊顿 believes in preparing a thorough 沟通 plan with stakeholders specific to the project prior to commencement of any work. It includes identification, 优先级, 可视化/矩阵, 引人入胜的, 和 monitoring of key project stakeholders 和 the methods to communicate with them. While these participants may have unique needs, they all need to be part of the modernization upgrade conversation.
Our team has 时间表d 和 timely discussions with clients to provide them with the updates regarding project team 和 their roles along with the expectations, 项目范围, 时间表, 和预算. The team efficiently documents the 沟通 和 shares it with the concerned parties to maintain transparency 和 reference point throughout the project lifecycle. A crucial part of the 沟通 和 transparency is the continuous feedback – our team not only seeks feedback towards the end of the project, 但也, throughout the project lifecycle during the timely calls with the client.
Considering the expense 和 coordination inherent in hydroelectric plant upgrade projects, it makes sense to rely on a dedicated, experienced engineering 和 project management team to oversee the process. 与伊顿, you can avoid missed deadlines, 会超过预算, 和 the risk of extending past planned timeframes.
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