Alister Brunsden - Application Engineer
Alister joins Quasar from his most recent role as a Software Engineer involved in PLC programming and SCADA & HMI projects in the Electrical Engineering industry. Prior to this he was a Technical Services Manager supporting clients around New Zealand. Alister holds a degree in Commerce majoring in Information Technology. He also holds Electrical Services Technician Certification, A & B.
Transformer Loss Compensation is used when a revenue meter’s actual location is different from the electrical location where a change of ownership occurs; for example, where meters at a power station are connected on the low-voltage side of power transformers when the ownership change occurs on the high-side of the transformer. This physical separation between meter and actual billing or reconciliation point results in measurable losses. The most common implementation of this technology is in relation to 2 winding transformers.
Providing a solution for 3 winding transformers is a considerably more complex scenario as the delivered power may flow in more than one direction. Quasar’s solution was developed and proven using ION 8800, ION8600, and ION7650 meters and ION Enterprise™ software.