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Control system upgrade for Snowy Hydro

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ROCKWELL Automation has finalised an agreement with Australia’s largest renewable energy supplier, Snowy Hydro, to provide an advanced control and information system across the 3756 megawatt (MW) Snowy Mountains Scheme.

The three-year, multi-million dollar revamp covers seven power stations and one pumping station. It will be founded on Rockwell Automation’s Integrated Architecture. The agreement covers the first of three project phases.

Putting final handshakes to the agreement were Snowy Hydro executive officer information and control systems, Ian Cooke, and Rockwell Automation Asia Pacific president, Scott Summerville.

The system will facilitate the acquisition and accumulation of real-time operational data from the scheme’s key generator and pumping station plant, and relay this data to Snowy’s Group control centre in Cooma, New South Wales.

Rockwell Automation has been working with Snowy Hydro since the early 1990s.

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