Consumers Power Inc.

Consumers Power Inc.
Consumers Power Inc.

Company Profile

Consumers Power serves electricity to 61 counties in the southern peninsula of Michigan.

The Situation

Consumers Power required a solution for calculating online heat rate at their twelve coal fired generating units at five power plants.

The Solution

Measuresoft proposed and installed a SCADA solution based on its ScadaPro product running on the Microsoft Windows platform. The system was configured to acquire data from a distributed I/O network to monitor temperature, pressure, flow and the overall performance (output) and effectiveness of each plant. Real-time steam tables were used to calculate heat rate efficiency ratio and data is imported into a spreadsheet to perform real-time analysis. All data is logged for historic analysis.


Our solution offers a range of benefits.

Leveraging the Microsoft platform provides a solution that is accessible throughout the corporate network.

Operator familiarity with the Windows user interface reduces training costs.