The majority of the hydropower fleet is pretty old. It’s not uncommon to see a 100 years old power plant in operation. It’s all a great piece of engineering but how can you access operational data on your laptop or smartphone? You don’t want to travel every day to very remote locations.
From my side, I can share that at Ringerikskraft Hønefoss 2 power station we installed a set of cameras to passively record alarm events, read gauges, and stream this information to Cognite Data Fusion. It’s all connected so if the alarm goes off I get an SMS notification and can quickly look up what’s happening.
Pretty cool, hm? But I’m curious about your thoughts, how have you tackled this?
Best answer by Mateusz Treder
Hello, the edge unit is Dell Edge Gateway 5000. Data is sent continuously to Cognite Data Fusion over WiFi and the Internet, with an outgoing HTTPS call (so we fetch it through CDF API).
Let me know if you feel that a call would help to better understand the setup.