Metering upgrade for Cowes power station


Southampton, U.K. — (METERING.COM) — July 23, 2009 – RWE npower has awarded the contract for upgrading the tariff metering scheme at the 140 MW open cycle gas turbine power station at Cowes on the Isle of Wight to specialist energy metering systems manufacturer Kenda Electronic Systems.
Following a competitive tendering process, Kenda was chosen to carry out the refurbishment of four metering panels located in the main control room and in the 132 kV substation adjacent to the power station.
The panel refurbishment will consist of replacing the existing meters, which are nearing obsolescence, with the latest generation of CEWE Prometer R class 0.2s meters, removing the old voltage failure alarms and configuring the alarm function within the new meters.
In addition, the new meters will be connected to the existing Meteor tariff outstations and provide signals for use by the National Grid Company in its grid monitoring system at Wokingham. The design of the new scheme will comply with the recently modified metering codes of practice.

Installation and commissioning of the new equipment will take place in two stages during planned outages that are scheduled for later this year.