Power Measurement Meters Chosen by RealEnergy

December 13, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

Power Measurement (Victoria, BC) announced that its Internet-enabled ION energy meters and software have been installed for RealEnergy at various locations in Southern California, to support real-time energy monitoring of distributed generation assets and customer billing.

RealEnergy plans to install ION 7500 power meters at generator sites around the US, and use ION software at its Los Angeles headquarters for nationwide data collection, cost analysis, reporting and billing. The first projects include the largest solar site in the western hemisphere, at 200kW, in Fountain Valley, CA. Others include a solar site in Carlsbad, CA, and an application monitoring two 30kW Capstone Turbine Corp. microturbines.

"We are pleased to be working with an innovative company like RealEnergy," stated John Eggink, business development manager for distributed generation systems at Power Measurement. "Our ION technology has been optimized for environments such as generator sites. The meters are industrially hardened, and they integrate a wide range of analysis, control and communications capabilities. This eliminates the need for separate, high-priced computers at each site, which can be vulnerable to power disturbances."