Study case owner Cadens develops and deploys micro- to small, low-head hydropower turbines. The turbines are tailored to the unique hydraulic characteristics of the basin in which the turbines are deployed using state of the art technology such as 3D printing. In order to maximize efficiency of such small-scale installations, optimal control of the turbines and reservoir is desirable. The Wetskills participants are expected to come up with a solution that integrates traditional and non-traditional information resources and control practices that improve the operation of Cadens’ small-scale hydropower facilities.
Wetskills United States 2015