Rain Data Telemetry for Operation of a Hydro-Reservoir

by R. W. Taylor, Transkei Electricity Supply Corp,
D. Stephenson, Transkei Electricity Supply Corp,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Power '87


The Collywobbles hydro-electric station operates 42MW with very little river storage. Raindata is collected from 11 gauges distributed in the 5000 km**2 catchment and telemetered to a central processor. A kinematic catchment model uses the raindata to predict incoming flows in order to operate the station efficiently.

Subject Headings: Rainfall | Hydrologic data | Hydro power | Rain water | Hydrologic models | Water storage | Rivers and streams | Power plants

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