Upstream provides services to monitor and measure natural resources for efficient project implementation, via an easy to use, cohesive dashboard. Upstream technologies allow for more efficient siting, screening, development, monitoring and operation of sustainable, distributed hydropower, as well as accurate, up-to-date analysis of water resources for water managers, investors, and conservation entities.
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The Kinet team at Natel provides the full scope of development services for distributed renewable energy projects. With a deep knowledge of Natel’s hydroEngine and the unique project opportunities the technology enables and many years of distributed renewable energy development experience, Kinet can provide site feasibility, licensing, design, construction bidding, contracting and management to help customers bring their projects to fruition.
Monitoring and maintenance
The hydroEngine system is designed for a 30 year project life, with maintenance on the powertrain every 5 to 10 years, depending on capacity factor and operating net head on the unit.
The cassette can be serviced simply by opening the housing top and performing maintenance in situ or after removing the cassette. Many of the individual components can be lifted out and moved by one or two technicians. All heavier components have multiple forklift and winch lift points.
SCADA user interface
The Upstream platform serves as a secure online tool for managers and owners to remotely monitor system status and operation metrics of all their hydroEngine assets. This platform allows for access to real-time data on plant generation, flow, and plant health information, and is used to optimize plant performance and plan for predictive maintenance to maximize uptime.