Kenda upgrades metering system at Fawleyas UK

Energy metering specialist Kenda Electronic Systems has upgraded the metering system at the RWE npower oil-fired power station at Fawley in Hampshire.

As part of the process of bringing a previously mothballed 500MW generator and two 17.5MW open-cycle gas turbines back into service, Kenda was awarded a contract to build, install and commission a complete CoP 1 standard metering cubicle.

Based around the latest generation of four-quadrant intelligent meters, the new cubicle provides metering for the reconfigured system including two new unit transformer circuits that have been added.

“We have made a number of substantial changes at Fawley,” commented RWE npower electrical engineer Jason Milsom, “and Kenda has greatly assisted us by integrating the new equipment into the existing metering structure in order to avoid expensive recabling work.”

Specifically, Kenda was able to link the new meters to the existing Meteor tariff outstations, as well as providing signals for use by the National Grid Company in its grid monitoring system at Wokingham.

Kenda was awarded the contract for the Fawley upgrade following the success of a similar project at RWE npower’s 140MW open-cycle gas-turbine power station at Cowes.


24th March 2009 Ref. KE246A