Whether it’s implementing a building system for a state-of-the-art facility, constructing a new hydroelectric generating station, or rolling out a new industrial process, our mechanical engineers take an idea and turn it into reality. Our experience tells us cookie-cutter solutions are rarely the way to ensure mechanical systems perform and coordinate optimally. Every project deserves a fresh look and a custom solution backed by our extensive expertise. From design through commissioning and maintenance, we care enough to do it right.

Hydroelectric Performance Testing Services

In an industry where even a one percent deviation from the best operating point can equate to millions of dollars in lost income, our experience in the areas of unit evaluation and testing has a proven track record.

Our team provides full-service hydroelectric performance and flow testing services. We work with our clients to determine the optimal testing requirements and scenarios and deliver the highest quality consultation possible. All our hydroelectric testing practices exceed the strictest international standards for accuracy and precision. Our highly experienced experts have in-depth knowledge of testing practices and standards gained through hundreds of tests across North America.

Below are several of the common tests routinely performed for customers. Our methods not only produce the highest quality results, but they also allow us to deliver all test documentation before leaving the test site. That means there's no waiting for weeks or months for analysis to be completed and decisions to be made.

We aim to be your total solution for hydropower performance testing. We can provide consultation on these and any other requirements you may have.


  • acceptance tests to determine if the new or rehabilitated unit achieved the designed condition
  • tests to measure the unit flow under different operating conditions with official water usage for power generation
  • operating performance tests to determine the best operating characteristics to maximize power production from the available resources


  • index tests
  • full efficiency tests using pressure-time method
  • full efficiency tests using current-meter method
  • full efficiency tests using acoustic method
HPPE KGS Group provides hydro testing services backed by HydroPower Performance Engineering (HPPE), a KGS Group company.