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Reinventing Hydropower

Digital hydropower solutions

Intelligent solutions to digitize your hydropower plant

    Collecting data, detecting anomalies and deciding on proper actions: digital hydropower solutions by Voith enable customers to tread the path towards the digital hydroelectric power plant. Whether it is about making the very first step in digitizing parts of your power plant or if you are seeking support in increasing your plants’ efficiency and availability with intelligent solutions – our experienced experts will assist in making your equipment, assets and workforce ready for the requirements of tomorrow.  

    Hydropower plant operators are experiencing a variety of new challenges today and are facing an increasingly ambiguous, volatile and uncertain environment. They must compensate for a reduced workforce and loss of knowledge and often cope with an aging fleet. New technology and intelligent digital solutions are the means by which to support them for success in their future business.
    Felix Lippold, Global Product Manager, Voith Hydro

    The challenge: digitalization

      The increasing demand for energy, the use of different energy sources and an advancing digitalization require greater flexibility as well as precise and real-time data from hydropower providers. Today, plants are networked with the power supply grid and are centrally managed, and software algorithms can control many processes on their own. As a result, plant operators face the challenge of meeting this growing demand of data handling while at the same time increasing efficiency and reducing operating and maintenance costs. This is where Voith provides intelligent solutions that make plant operations more efficient, transparent and secure.

      Do you want to learn more about the huge potential of intelligent hydropower? 

      Find the right solution to release the full potential of your hydropower plant

        Click on the buttons to find out more about the different intelligent hydropower solutions


        Digital health assessment & remote expert support

        • Advanced analytics of operational data of a hydropower plant
        • Optimization of preventive maintenance routines by facilitating with condition-based decisions
        • Immediate support and actionable advice from experts
        • Experts leveraging industry best practices


        Asset & workforce management system

        • Software for planning, documentation and monitoring of efficient maintenance processes
        • All documentation and asset data in one place and easily accessible
        • Early detection of weak spots ensures high level of machine availability
        • Reduction of maintenance cost and administrative effort


        Real-time video support

        • Remote support in real-time
        • Efficient troubleshooting through video or photo documentation
        • Foresighted planning of service assignments
        • Reduced costs for service calls


        Acoustic monitoring for anomaly detection

        • Continuous monitoring of hydropower plants and auxiliary systems
        • Reporting of anomalies to detect early failures
        • Machine learning paired with Voith Hydro expertise to reduce operational risk and maintenance efforts
        • Easy retrofitting on existing machines

        Consumed Lifetime Monitoring

        Lifetime assessment

        Consumed Lifetime Monitoring
        • 3-D scanning of runners to create numerical calculation model
        • Measurement of all operating conditions
        • Assessment show consumed and remaining machine life
        • Savings through improved plant operation and replacement planning

        Intelligent sound analysis for hydropower plants: OnCare.Acoustic

          OnCare.Acoustic is one of Voith's digital products based on the IIoT platform OnCumulus. With OnCare.Acoustic, Voith supports hydropower plant operators in discovering potentially dangerous incidents by detecting sound anomalies, classifying them into warnings and alarms, and allocating them to specific equipment. 

          Our products & services

            Digital asset and workforce management:

            While it is getting more and more difficult for hydropower plant operators to control the increasing complexity in asset and workforce management, plant managers suffer from cost pressure and feel the need for reliable, well-performing assets. Introducing OnCare.Asset to the hydropower industry, Voith enables plant providers to perform preventive maintenance activities that substantially reduce operating and maintenance costs.

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            Voith OnPerformance.Lab - Our expert knowledge is key to your success
            Plant assessment and troubleshooting:

            The OnPerformance.Lab helps hydropower plant operators reduce maintenance costs and unplanned down-times through remote expert support and machine health assessments. By analyzing the available plant data and giving actionable advice, the OnPerformance.Lab team enables customers to make smarter decisions and solve troubleshooting problems faster.

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            Acoustic monitoring for anomaly detection:

            How does one detect anomalies in a hydropower plant that is unmanned? And how do you distinguish between severe alterations vs. common sound variations? OnCare.Acoustic discovers potentially dangerous incidents by detecting sound anomalies, classifying them and allocating them to specific equipment – making intelligent decisions when it comes to maintenance and operation of your hydropower plant.

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            Your contact for digital hydropower solutions

              Joerg Lochschmidt

              Vice President Digital Hydro


              t +49 7321 37 3401

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