CONSUMERS POWER INC.
Consumers Power serves electricity to 61 counties in the southern peninsula of Michigan.
Consumers Power required a solution for calculating online heat rate at their twelve coal fired generating units at five power plants.
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 solutions offer 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.