Hydropower Automation


TRC has extensive experience designing, implementing, and commissioning automation equipment into new hydroelectric power plants as well as retrofitting existing sites.


TRC’s engineering team can design and configure integrated, multi-vendor systems of any scale using PLC’s, PAC’s, DCS’s, RTU’s, HMI’s, Relays and more. This experience allows TRC to provide modern protection and control systems, which utilize the latest technology to deliver a reliable, cost effective solution.

TRC’s Hydroelectric Automation expertise includes:

  • Project Management
  • Turnkey Projects
  • Equipment Specifications and Procurement
  • Documentation of Existing Systems
  • Facility & Compliance Studies
  • Modification and Upgrade of Existing Systems
  • Complete Control System Design & Integration
  • Standards and Technical Manual Development

Design, Programming, Installation & Commissioning of:

  • Protection Systems
  • Governor Control Systems
  • Excitation Control Systems
  • Communication Systems
  • Automation and SCADA Systems
  • PLC’s, PAC’s, DCS’s and RTU’s Control Systems
  • HMI/GUI Systems
  • Data Concentrators, Multiplexers, Annunciators and Other Automation/Communication Equipment
  • Network and Physical Security (NERC CIP)

Hydroelectric Station and Remote Communications:

  • IEC 61850, TCP/IP, DNP 3.0, FTP & SEL Mirrored Bits
  • MODBUS, Profibus, Conitel, Landis & Gyr 8979, etc.
  • Microwave Radio Systems
  • RF Systems (Licensed and Unlicensed)
  • Fiber Optic/SONET Systems
  • HMI/GUI designs