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Hydro Tasmania Develops an Advanced Utility Grade Hybrid Energy Solution

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 Hydro Tasmania Develops an Advanced Utility Grade Hybrid Energy Solution - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Analytics & Modeling - Real Time Analytics
  • Functional Applications - Remote Monitoring & Control Systems
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS) - Data Management Platforms
  • Sensors - Utility Meters
Applicable Industries
  • Renewable Energy
Applicable Functions
  • Business Operation
Use Cases
  • Energy Management System
The Customer
About The Customer
Hydro Tasmania, known for most of its history as the Hydro-Electric Commission or The Hydro, is the trading name of the Hydro-Electric Corporation, a Tasmanian Government business enterprise which is the predominant 
The Challenge

To develop a hybrid energy system and reduce Flinders Island’s dependence on diesel for electricity

The Solution

Allen-Bradley® ControlLogix® and CompactLogix™ – Provides seamless integration of control and communication equipment with fast and reliable delivery of data

FactoryTalk® ViewPoint – Provides real time information of the status and important parameters, and operators have access to alarms via phone or email

FactoryTalk Historian – Provides operators quick access to historian data, enabling them to generate a quick report of parameters for analysis and diagnosis

Data Collected
Diesel, Energy Consumption Rate, Power Source
Operational Impact
  • [Efficiency Improvement - Production]
    The power station achieved more than 92 continuous hours of 100 percent renewable generation
Quantitative Benefit
  • The system has achieved over 2000 hours of accumulated 100 percent renewable “Diesel-Off” operation with an average renewable energy penetration of 57 percent.

  • The Hydro Energy Hub system is capable of displacing 60 percent of the annual diesel fuel used to generate electricity with ‘diesel off’ operation for 100 percent renewable penetration

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