There are two main levers to optimise projects’ and plants’ efficiency: Planing and Operation.
Decent Planning creates considerable cost and efficiency advantages in short time. Decent Operation creates added value over long time.
Added value results from a small, but long term cost advantage.
Example: Operation of a hydro power plant
The installation of a classifying automation concept can reduce costs for stand-by-duty calls.
By the way: With negative power prices it might be economic to stop the turbine operation and open the weir gates.