IET Innovation Awards For Energy Announcement!

‘Highly Commended’ by IET amongst 400 entries

TPS have been awarded the ‘Highly Commended’ certificate by IET Innovation Awards, which is a great achievement! We are thrilled to have been shortlisted and recognised under the Energy 2016 category for our Power Electronic Devices (PED).

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Great achievement!

You can read below a summary of our entry:

Ground-breaking grid technology for a low carbon future

By 2030 it is estimated that an investment of £31bn will be needed to re-enforce the low voltage electricity distribution network in the UK, as distributed generation and electric vehicle charging matures. Our PED devices also known as the FUN-LV research project, was a collaboration of partners and universities coming together to tackle the need of costly upgrades to reinforce electricity network.

TPS supported UKPN by supplying the power electronics hardware which fuelled the innovation of the project. The hardware has been installed in 36 locations within the UK. The PED devices can provide many benefits including:

  • Maximising the capacity of existing distribution assets.
  • Simple addition to the existing network.
  • Flexibility to manage changing consumer demands.
  • Improved quality and surety of supply.
  • Reduced network disruption.
  • Faster Distributed Generator connection offers.
  • Cost Effective Alternative.

Most recently the PED devices produced successful trial results which can be read here.

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TPS PED device installed in London and a substation.

The Ceremony

The IET Innovation Award Ceremony was held at the Brewery in London on the 16th of November, hosted by TV Presenter Rob Bell.

Chairman of IET Nigel Fine opening the ceremony.

Engineering and Business Development Director Nigel Jakeman, Business Development Oliver Merz, Embedded Systems Engineer Steve Mitchell and our partners from UKPN, attended the evening celebrating all those that had been shortlisted for their innovations.

All smiles for TPS and UKPN!

UKPN won the Power 2016 category for our PED devices and we are delighted for them!

There were 15 categories within the awards and each of them were judged by a panel of experts in the field, click here to see a full list of the winners. When applying for the Energy Category awards, TPS had to consider the technical and commercial benefits of the product in the following areas: storage, conversion and load consumption and our PEDs matched the requirements.

If you want to know more about the PED devices please contact the Marketing Team on marketing@turbopowersystems.com. Alternatively you can also download the datasheet here.