Real-time inflow forecast system for hydropower generation

Improved operation during critical events and better planning of future production

Heavy rainfall and melting snow in the upper Maule Basin in the Andes Mountains can cause flooding in areas downstream of Colbún S.A.’s major reservoir. To help authorities deal with such critical events, we developed and implemented a real-time inflow forecast system. The system enabled Colbún S.A. to plan energy generation effectively and safely operate during forecasted flood events. This helps them to optimise the reservoir's operation in addition to preventing property damage and loss of life.