Airtricity Enlists Power Measurement for Wind Farm

February 01, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

Airtricity (Dublin, Republic of Ireland) has chosen an ION® enterprise energy management system from Power Measurement Ltd. (Victoria, BC, Canada) to monitor electricity production at its Corneen wind park in Ireland. Located on the Slieve Rushen Mountain in County Cavan, the site’s two 1.5 MW wind turbines produce 3 MW of clean electricity for the Irish electricity grid; enough power to serve approximately 2,000 households.

To maximize the efficiency, reliability and power quality of the installation, Power Measurement’s regional representative, Premium Power, has equipped each turbine with one ION 7600™ intelligent energy meter. The meters then report back to a personal computer workstation running Power Measurement’s ION Enterprise™ software at the Airtricity headquarters in Dublin. The energy management system performs three primary functions: advanced power-quality analysis, condition monitoring and revenue-certified energy metering.