Hydroelectricity is the conversion of water potential energy into electricity. Water potential is the potential energy of water per unit volume relative to pure water reference conditions.
JMK Engineering has completed and participated in projects across two provinces and two states.
Plant Controls Upgrades, MT (5 in total)
JMK Engineering acted as lead electrical engineer, managing a team of engineers and designers throughout the life cycle of the project. The intent of the project was to modernize the control system at these hydro-electric dams with an AB ControlLogix platform, and to design necessary improvements to obtain greater operational flexibility and reliability of the system.
Some of the more specific tasks that we performed included:
- Developing detailed schedules from concept to turnover to align with outage dates
- Interviewing the client, operators, and company engineers on the proper operation of the system to outline a control narrative that serves as the basis of the program
- Developing I/O lists, instrument tables, etc
- Developing control panel fabrication drawings
- Developing a demolition plan to minimize the impact on the operating sections of the plant
- Developing a construction installation drawing package for the client contractor
- Providing on-site construction supervision and support, maintaining scheduling and design intent
- Writing a detailed testing plan to commission the program on-site
- Providing on-site commissioning support acting as a liaison between the owner’s operators, contractor, and engineering team
Plant Revitalization Program, WA
JMK Engineer is working on a multi-year, multi-phase plant restoration project that includes the replacement of all generating units, station service, GSU, headgates, spillway, and all auxiliary services within the power house.
We are assisting the client engineering team in the development of individual packages throughout each phase of the project. ‘
- MV electrical design for station service
- One-line and relay panel development to meet the requirements of the protection group
- Interfacing with mechanical and IT for the control panel and I/O design
Spillway Control Panel Design, NL
JMK Engineering completed the design of a new control panel to replace the existing SCADA system.
This design included:
- A micrologix PLC
- Siemens RTU
- Manual control