Load Control

The generation automated load control scheme has recently been commissioned and is working very well. This system measures load and available water and dumps discretionary heating load to prevent hydro outages occurring. When an outage occurs due to lack of water, the diesel genset automatically starts but there is a break in supply. Residents should have noted that over the past 3 months that the power system has been more reliable as a result of this scheme.

Over the past 4 weeks water flows at the Bowen River intake have been very low and the load control scheme has managed the low water situation with minimum of human intervention.