Transpower has approximately 450 legacy revenue meters installed at some 152 substations throughout New Zealand. When purchased in the early 1990’s the meters were ‘state of the art’ technology but are now nearing the end of their physical life.
ION meters and Racks and ION Enterprise software have been trialed by Transpower and its subsidiary EMS for the past 12 months to evaluate their suitability for the Company’s demanding present-day and future requirements. The high accuracy and a wide range of features of the ION8800 meter, and their position as the world’s most advanced power and energy meter, met Transpower’s high standards.
Providing the information necessary to perform grid capacity planning and stability analysis, monitor power quality compliance, supply agreements, and regulatory requirements, means that the metered data can be fully integrated with Transpower’s existing data systems. This is achieved via ION Enterprise software and existing SCADA systems, through multiple communication channels and protocols.