Hydro Power Generation

Hydro Power Generation

Ready's expertise in the Hydro Power Generation industry ranges from large facility system optimization to small facility green field design.

Hydro power facility support requires a diverse skill set from medium voltage power distribution, power system analysis and relay protection, to digital control and communication. British Columbia has a long history of Hydro power generation with over 100 facilities in operation ranging from 100kW to 3GW. Ready brings our proven track record for project management, execution, and power & automation understanding to the hydro power generation industry. Our expertise allows our clients to operate and maintain their facilities, improving safety and reliability.

An example of the comprehensive electrical and controls solutions that we can offer to our clients includes:

Design and Commissioning
  • Auxiliary system design and field services for large unit generation (larger than 500MW) including detailed design and commissioning support of medium voltage distribution.
  • Design support and construction co-ordination for small plant (less than 100kW) hydro power projects.
Support Systems
  • Station service and control upgrades including power quality survey and unit cooling water control optimization.
  • Control system upgrades including integration of protection relays into existing medium size facilities (10MW).
  • Telecommunication system designs for hydro power stations, including specifications for high voltage service entrances.
Failure Analysis
  • Transformer failure investigation, and specification for generation step-up transformers.

Please contact us to discuss how we might contribute to the success of your project!

Jordie  Holton , P.Eng.
Manager, Electrical Engineering
780.960.6663 x124
Jeff  Whitt , PE
360.413.9800 x301