Småkraft, an operator of small hydro plants in Norway, has partnered with a technology specialist to optimise its assets.
Hydrogrid, a digitalisation company based in Vienna, will provide Småkraft’s hydro power plants with technology able to use real-time predictive planning.
This collaboration entails the optimisation of four cascades of hydropower plants and two standalone storage hydropower plants.
In total, 16 facilities in Norway and Sweden will undergo refinement using the Hydrogrid Insight production planning solution.
Terje Vedeler, CEO of Småkraft, said: “After a successful pilot phase, Småkraft concluded that Hydrogrid could easily integrate with our existing IT & SCADA system, an environment that allows us to handle more than 200 plants in parallel with a very lean organisational setup.
“This collaboration fully aligns with our core mission of harnessing the potential of hydropower for local communities while adhering to environmentally responsible practices.”
Janice Goodenough, CEO of Hydrogrid, added: “The Hydrogrid team really enjoys working together with the Småkraft team in a very collaborative and results-oriented way.
“We are very pleased to further support Småkraft AS ambition to create renewable values for the next generation.”
Småkraft has 221 small hydro assets.