Optimal operation of unregulated small-scale hydropower plants is preconditioned on automated monitoring and a local presence with motivated employees who provide a low response time. Our ambition is to be a world leader in the reliable, environmentally correct and cost-effective operation of small power plants.
A small-scale hydropower plant is almost a perpetual motion machine. This presupposes that both the intake and the power plant are well-maintained. This is the primary task of the caretaker.
Most often, one of the landowners is chosen to be the caretaker. The job consists of keeping the intake clean and open as well as maintaining the power plant with as much uptime as possible. In the event of minor problems with the power plant, Småkraft will provide guidance.
If situations might arise which the caretaker does not possess the competence to address, then it is the Operation Manager who will take over. The Operation Manager is an employee of the Operations Department at Småkraft.