With the intention of creating a network capable of acquiring remote information that will help to make decisions that increase the levels of prevention against natural disasters and the efficiency in the management of the Dominican water resources , The National Institute of Water Resources (INDRH), launched the Telemetric Network project , a system that collects information and integrates a visualization system Data and real-time early warning.
The system consisting of 63 nationally distributed telemetry stations began in September 2013 and communicates with a unidirectional satellite transmission channel that sends the information to two monitoring centers.
The SSS Group consisted of the supply, design, installation and start-up of 63 remote telemetric stations , to be distributed across the national territory, of which 28 were completely new and 35 were rehabilitated, providing them with satellite communication.These stations communicate with a satellite unidirectional transmission channel through the National Geographic Seasonal Operational Satellite (GOES) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA). Three of them carry a GPRS communication equipment and another 13, in addition, are equipped with radial communication with IP technology. In addition, 15 stations were installed in the basins of the rivers Yaque del Sur, Mijo, San Juan, Las Cuevas, among others.
In addition, the construction of the necessary civil works for the remote stations was carried out and the existing civil works were repaired, the central stations, servers, terminals, Communication and information systems; As well as the required training and methodology for its application.
The stations of the Telemetric Network project are added to the 15 hydrometeorological stations of the Montegrande Multiple Project and Rehabilitation of the Sabana Yegua Dam, which began in November 2012 and included The installation and commissioning of telemetric stations in the Yaque del Sur river basin.
MONTE GRANDE PROJECT
After exhausting the due process of bidding, testing and verification, INDRHI, representing the Dominican state and the Monte Grande Consortium, started the study, design, construction and management work Financing of the Monte Grande Multiple Project and Rehabilitation of the Sabana Yegua Dam, which included the acquisition and installation of 15 telemetric equipment stations in the Yaque del Sur river basin.
The stations divided into four typological groups were divided into:
- Four weather stations.
- Four hydrometric, pluviometric and water quality stations.
- Three hydrometric, climatic and water quality stations.
- Four hydrometric stations.
In addition to the installation of telemetric stations and as part of the project, SSS Group, the official representative of Sutron in the Dominican Republic, has developed a training and training program with INDRHI in charge of the activities of supervision and operation of the stations, learned the operation of the operating softwares and everything related to the installation and commissioning of the said equipment.
All stations and civil works comply with the standards established by INDRHI and the consortium monte grande.
INDRHI AGREEMENT – EGEHID
With the intention of increasing the scope of the Telemetric Network project, sharing access to information, helping to prevent natural disasters and increasing efficiency in water resources management, EGEHID < / A>), defined a cooperation agreement
under which these institutions would share access to information collected by their platforms.The acquired data are monitored by INDRHI through two monitoring centers or master stations, installed in Santo Domingo, in the facilities of the department of hydrometeorology and another in the section La Herradura in Santiago de los Caballeros. For its part, EGEHID accesses the information collected from its Control Center in Santo Domingo.
With agreement extending Telemetry Network coverage to 103 hydrometeorological stations , it is expected to improve the data acquisition process, Of data acquired in the field and make it available to other government institutions, especially those responsible for ensuring the safety of the population in the face of natural disasters and emergencies.
The EGEHID telemetry system includes more than 19 sensors installed by the companies SPECIALISTAS ELECTROMECANICOS SA (EESA) and SSS Group, and included the manufacture, supply, installation and start-up of the System of sensors for the measurement of water levels in reservoir, reservoirs, chambers of commerce, central and minicentrales of EGEHID.
The sensors installed by SSS Group, subcontracted by EESA, communicate through a satellite unidirectional transmission channel through the National Oceanic’s Operational Seasonal Geo-Operational Satellite (GOES).
The development of the project contemplated the construction of civil works necessary for the installation of sensor arms and NEMA cabinets, both inside and outside the central and mini hydroelectric power stations.
Once captured and processed, through the sensors located in 20 locations equipped with satellite communication (GOES), the information is sent via satellite to the NOAA platform, to The existing X’CONNECT data collection and reception platform.