广域网将风力发电厂连接到操作中心和公司数据中心，将采用64K ISDN 到2MB ADSL通讯网络的结合技术。OpenEnterprise软件具有对象映射的特性，均匀数据结构，降低数据中心的数据处理，对象映射还允许npower renewables公司要求的通信吞吐量为公司用户提供实时信息。
冗余服务器将被安装到Kingswinford 市的npower公司 IT中心，该数据中心将为Swindon的公司总部，Dolgarrog的操作中心和威尔士和苏格兰的地区中心提供实时数据和历史数据。运用多样的开放式通信，网络服务器和包括ActiveX, JDBC, OLEDB, .Net, ODBC, OPC, OPC XML,以及 SQL在内的技术，公司用户可以对操作进行完全评价。
npower renewables公司市英国可再生能源领袖企业，致力于运用可持续环保资源发电。公司拥有包括陆地和海洋风力发电厂，水利发电厂和总公司RWE npower操作的混烧生物质发电厂在内的范围广阔的发电厂。运用这些自然资源为英国现有和未来电的需求提供了重要的发电资源。
[COLOR=#708090]Emerson to provide supervisory control for wind farm network in United Kingdom
Project of npower, a leading UK renewable energy company, will unify and centralize operations of the company‘s offshore and onshore wind farms, and support future expansion.
WATERTOWN, CONN （April 9, 2007） – Emerson Process Management announced today that it has been awarded a contract by npower renewables, one of the UK‘s leading renewable energy companies, to provide a wide area data gathering system to connect 19 active wind farms to their corporate headquarters, operations center, and regional centers, all in various locations within the UK.
The wide-area data gathering solution will utilize Emerson‘s Bristol® OpenEnterprise software and will provide process efficiency with access to real-time operational data and historical information for all of the turbines throughout the network. The npower operations personnel and asset management and corporate users will all be connected through this wide area network.
The system will also provide cost savings by replacing labor-intensive site visits with control capability to remotely start/stop and reset turbines, and remote security features such as security cameras and access monitoring. The OpenEnterprise database is recognized as an ideal platform for expansion to include data from the current hydro electric portfolio and future wind farms in the UK and Europe.
Preserving npower renewables‘ investment in existing assets, OpenEnterprise uses open-architecture technologies to communicate with multiple brands of controllers and remote systems.
The wide area network （WAN）, which links the wind farms to the operational and corporate data centers, will use a combination of technologies that range from 64K ISDN to 2MB ADSL communication networks. OpenEnterprise software features Object Mapping, which homogenizes data structures and reduces processing at data centers. Object Mapping also allows the communications throughput npower requires to provide real-time information to corporate users.
Redundant servers will be installed at the npower IT center at Kingswinford. This data center will provide real time and historical data to the corporate headquarters at Swindon, the operations center at Dolgarrog, and regional centers in Wales and Scotland. Using a broad variety of open communications, web servers, and technologies including ActiveX, JDBC, OLEDB, .Net, ODBC, OPC, OPC XML, and SQL, corporate users are kept fully appraised of operations.
Installation and commissioning will be completed August 2008.
About npower renewables
npower renewables is one of the UK‘s leading renewable energy companies, dedicated to generating electricity using sustainable, environmentally-friendly resources. It has a wide ranging portfolio that includes both onshore and offshore wind farms, hydro plant and co-firing biomass operated through its parent company, RWE npower. Utilizing these natural resources provides significant sources of power for the UK‘s present and future electricity needs.
The npower portfolio comprises 19 wind farms and hydro projects at 15 sites throughout the UK. [/COLOR]