The control boards QPR are an important component of the hydroelectric plant installed in parallel to the electrical grid. Three functions are assigned to QPR control boards:
- electrical connection of the hydroelectric plant to the national electric grid satisfying the regulatory requirements
- manage the electrical actuators for the regulation of the water flow
- monitor all parameters of the plant
The most complete solutions are equipped with several options, for example the remote control through computer, tablet or smartphone. Complete sensors devices such as temperature, vibration, loading tank water level and pressure sensors. These solutions are perfect for mini-hydro plants with medium-high power, where it is essential to control the electrical and hydraulic data continuously.
For hydroelectric plant with a lower power, IREM propose more simply solutions with basic functions in terms of automation and monitoring. So also the plants with low power are economically beneficial.