Best Technical Papers awards were given to the strongest technical papers presented during HydroVision International 2013 in Denver, Colorado, US. The paper Optimisation of the Hydro Power Generation System at TransAlta by KISTERS took third place in the Project Management and Operations category.
The article deals with the implementation of KISTERS’ resource optimisation software BelVis ResOpt at TransAlta, a Canadian power supplier, for a hydropower case. The organisation utilises BelVis ResOpt to optimise its 800MW hydro power plants.
The superior economic potential of deploying the software results in cost savings, increased profits and minimised risk. The innovative software based on an advanced mathematical kernel finds the best possible decisions taking into account all boundary conditions (for instance technical, legal, economic and other considerations).
BelVis ResOpt calculates, analyses and assesses a series of scenarios each day, and delivers the best possible solutions including recommendations that allow TransAlta employees to make decisions quickly and with confidence. They no longer have to spend time with data analyses and assessments of Excel data output, and can instead concentrate on their individual areas of expertise.