Valmet DNA Hydro Turbine Automation

Valmet’s hydro turbine controller is an integrated part of the Valmet DNA hydro power automation. This advanced, unified solution improves the cost efficiency of your operation and simplifies your system maintenance.

Valmet provides wide experience on Kaplan, Francis and Pelton turbines from small to very large machines. Valmet’s know-how beyond turbine control such as unit, plant, switch yard and water balance control makes our solution very beneficial for your entire hydro power plant. Our offering covers both: retrofits of existing as well as new green field hydro power plants.

Valmet DNA standard turbine control provides

  • Speed regulation
  • Power primary regulation mode (Droop)
  • Power secondary regulation mode
  • Flow regulation mode
  • Island operation mode
  • Black start mode
  • Blade position control for Kaplan turbines
  • Automatic isolated network detection

Integrated system performance

  • Redundancy at all levels
  • Overspeed protection
  • Mechanical protection
  • Machine condition monitoring, including analysis and diagnostics tools
  • Performance monitoring
  • Information management system for data collection
  • Simulator for testing and training
  • Remote access


  • Open, transparent platform
  • Control and protection in one system
  • High usability and availability
  • Easy and cost-effective maintenance
  • Seamless coordination of entire hydro power plant

For more information, please contact

Rupert Kerschbaum


Valmet offers a total concept for hydropower plant automation. It includes the distributed control system, turbine controller, vibration monitoring system, information management and the possibility to integrate them into one single system.