TPS Win Award for ‘Best DSO Enabling Project’ at UKEI Awards 2019

Last night, Turbo Power Systems Ltd (TPS) were crowned victorious at the UK Energy Innovation (UKEI) Awards in the ‘Best DSO Enabling Project’ category, recognising TPS’s innovative bi-directional power converters for Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) applications.

Held at the prestigious Titanic Hotel in Liverpool, the event brings together over 300 key players from the energy sector to celebrate recent technologies and projects that are advancing the transformation of the energy landscape.

This cutting edge and unique bi-directional system from TPS is capable of interconnecting Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations, battery storage, PV solar cells, and the national grid within a public or private car parking area. These power converters will allow capacity sharing between the aforementioned energy sources and the grid in both directions. This V2G system supports the reinforcement of the distribution network whilst maximising the benefits and incentives to both consumers and Distribution System Operators (DSO) alike.

Carlos Neves, Chief Executive Officer at TPS comments, “We are delighted to have won such a recognised award for our bi-directional power converters. This innovative technology will facilitate the integration of Low Carbon Technologies into the electricity distribution network, while minimising their impact on the ageing network infrastructure. This development is part of TPS’ strategy to support the 2050 energy targets for greenhouse gases reductions while also increasing competitiveness and security of supply through the introduction of innovative power electronics solutions on the energy space. Our teams have been working extremely hard to develop this concept, so I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of them for this wonderful achievement.”

TPS welcomes Ian Mearns MP to our factory in Gateshead

MP for Gateshead Ian Mearns visit to TPS 2019

At the end of August, TPS has been offered the opportunity to receive a visit from Ian Mearns – MP for Gateshead. The MP visited our office and facility based in Team Valley to discover more about our current developments and to understand how we are aiming to advance the North-East business landscape in the near future.

Our team offered Ian a tour of our facility where we showed him the latest products that are currently in progress, such as the units we are building for London Underground’s Central Line and also other recent projects within the rail, energy and industrial.

During the MP’s visit, we described our processes and the positive impact we have had over the years on the local supply chain. Ian learned about the employment and apprenticeship opportunities that TPS generates for people living in the North-East of England, and we have also discussed our future plans of bringing even more business to the area by becoming involved in important upcoming projects in this region where our expertise and innovation capability could really make a difference.

As we are the only UK-based company with global reach that develop bespoke power and energy conversion systems, we would like to help the North-East area grow even more by providing best-in class systems which can improve reliability, efficiency and total cost of ownership for our customers and their customers as well.

Ian Mearns MP for Gateshead- visit to Turbo Power Systems (TPS)