Case Study Overview

Aberthaw is a coal-fired power station. The station began full operation in 1971 and is located to the west of Cardiff, in the Vale of Glamorgan, on the north bank of the Bristol Channel.

Aberthaw can generate around 1555MW of electricity for the National Grid System. This is enough power to meet the needs of some 1.5 million households – equivalent to the total population of five cities the size of Cardiff.

Aberthaw Power Station was designed to burn semi-anthracitic, low-volatile coal. A high percentage of this coal is locally sourced coal, mined in Wales and is transported to the power station by rail.

What Prosig Hardware & Software Was Used?


3 x PROTOR4 P4700 Units
1 x PROTOR3 Unit
1 x Rack Mount Server PC
Dual LAN Ports
RAID Disks

PROTOR Software

Local and Remote Access
OSI/PI Interface


Aberthaw Coal-Fired Power Station

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