Contact Energy is a large, dynamic company playing a pivotal role in New Zealand’s energy sector. Generating between 25 and 30 percent of New Zealand’s electricity, the Company recently celebrated the completion of their Generation Meters Project by Quasar Systems.
The works and services undertaken for this contract relate to the replacement of obsolete metering and data recorder hardware with modern technologies, and the supply of a metering system suitable for delivering generation metering data to external metering data collection and other business applications.
Legacy meters and data loggers that had been installed in the mid 1990s were replaced at all nine Contact generation stations. The sixty new ION 8600 and ION 8800 IEC class 0.2s meters measure energy flows at the point of connection between Contact and the national grid.
Features such as transformers and line loss compensation, meter-based bus and station aggregation, and dual mastering of meters, were included. ION Enterprise software manages data collection, monitoring of real-time power conditions, report generation, and deliver metering data for down-stream applications.
“Thanks to you and your team for Quasar’s excellent input to the project;
an outstanding result and everything has settled down fine"
Murray Hill - Generation Engineer - Contact Energy