Emerson Process Management has won a contract from Tuopai Power Development to provide automation equipment for the 48MW Shehong Liushu hydroelectric plant in China.


The project features three 16MW power generating units that help in addressing the energy needs of the Shehong region in southwest Sichuan. The first unit is expected to start operations in March 2016.

Emerson will supply its Ovation control and SCADA technology to manage hydropower operations of the facility.

The distributed control system technology offers Tuopai Power with tighter overall control, improved diagnostics, enhanced plant efficiencyand and cybersecurity, reliable grid synchronization.

Ovation technology will control primary plant equipment and processes, carry out automatic voltage regulation, and manage data from the 24 spillways.

Emerson will also deliver its Rosemount pressure and level transmitters.

Sichuan Tuopai Power Development instrument and control manager Li Xianglin said: "The strong reputation of Emerson and its Ovation technology heavily influenced our decision.

"We were especially impressed with Emerson’s experience applying its control and SCADA technology to hydropower units around the world."

Emerson Process Management president of power & water solutions Bob Yeager said: "Our industry and automation specialists look forward to working with Sichuan Tuopai Power Development as they deliver the benefits of clean, efficient hydropower to the region."

Image: Shehong Liushu hydropower project. Photo: courtesy of Emerson Electric Co.