We’ve been shortlisted at the UK Energy Innovation Awards!

TPS shortlisted in 2 categories at UK Energy Innovation Awards 2019

Our ground-breaking EV charger converters have made it into the final round at UK Energy Innovation Awards (UKEIA) 2019!

We are delighted to announce that we have been selected as finalists in 2 categories at the prestigious UK Energy Innovation Awards:

  • Best Innovation – Electricity
  • Best DSO Enabling Project

The event will take place on Thursday 26 September 2019 at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool. 

We have received this recognition due to our new bi-directional power converters designed for a proposed smart system that which will enable Electric Vehicles (EV) to give power back to the National Grid. These converters will facilitate the integration of Low Carbon Technologies into the distribution network, while minimising their impact on the ageing network infrastructure.

This unique system interconnects EV charging stations, battery storage, PV solar cells and our power converters within a public car parking area. TPS’s latest generation power converters will allow capacity sharing between the above-mentioned energy sources. This Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) system would support the reinforcement of the distribution network whilst maximising the benefits and incentives to both consumers and Distribution System Operators alike.

About UK Energy Innovation Awards:

The prestigious event brings together over 300 key players from the energy sector to celebrate recent technologies and projects that are advancing the transformation of our energy landscape. UKEIA is returning this year with 12 new categories that reflect the rapidly changing industry. The event has become an unmissable opportunity for SMEs and high-growth innovative businesses to showcase their energy innovations and to promote their skills and technologies.

Don’t forget to book your tickets here and join us on 26 September to celebrate the UK’s finest innovators from the Energy arena. Fingers crossed we bring the awards home!

To see the full shortlist, view here.

If you wish to find out more about the shortlisted products, please contact marketing@turbopowersystems.com.

Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram to find out on who wins on the night! Good luck to all!

We have been highly commended at the Railway Industry Innovation Awards 2019

Highly commended certificate for TPS at the Railway Industry Innovation Awards 2019

Once again TPS has proven that innovation is at the core of its solutions! Last week at the Railway Industry Innovation Awards we have received a highly commended certificate in the Environment Category due to our efficient Auxiliary Power Supply (APS) units that we are developing for London Underground.

These state-of-the-art APS units are being built for Bombardier Transportation and will be fitted into 680 cars of LU Central Line. The technology we have incorporated in these power converters will lead to improved energy efficiency for the trains and a lower total cost of ownership for the operator.

Feet owners, rail operators and train builders are continuously searching for ways to minimise maintenance costs, improve system efficiency, reduce carbon footprint, whilst increasing fleet availability and reliability. TPS is addressing all of these challenges and has brought BT a truly clever solution to improve LU’s fleet. Our key innovation entails the employment of cutting-edge Silicon Carbide (SiC) technology in the Central Line APS which will bring a suite of benefits to the operator, including:

  • Reduced cooling requirements and optimised system costs
  • Reduced weight and size, along with higher efficiency levels
  • Minimised system complexity and improved reliability

Our APS equipment for LU is designed for increased availability and can withstand severe rail environment. All APS components are located in a compact under-floor mounted enclosure which is naturally cooled, this way leading to minimum maintenance requirements. These systems represent a core component of BT’s refurbishment programme for Central Line. Our innovative equipment is aimed to service all on-board equipment including LED lighting in the carriages, saloon ventilation, door system, CCTV and battery charging.

We are one of the very few companies that are utilising wide band gap semiconductors like SiC in developing our power electronics products and we are honoured to receive recognition within this prestigious competition for our pioneering work in the Rolling Stock market.

As we are continuously striving to deliver innovative, efficient and greener solutions, being highly commended in the Environment category is an acknowledgement of our pedigree and capabilities in the power electronics field.

If you wish to find out more about our cutting-edge APS for LU Central Line and other rail solutions, please contact TPS through sales@turbopowersystems.com.

Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram to discover more about TPS and our exciting projects & innovations!

About the event: The Railway Industry Innovation Awards was founded in 1998 and represent the longest-standing awards scheme in the UK railway industry. Further information about this award is available on www.4thfriday.co.uk/railway-industry-innovation-awards/

TPS is on the right track to becoming a winner at the Railway Industry Innovation Awards 2019

We have been shortlisted in the Environment category at the Railway Industry Innovation Awards due to our most recent product: the new Auxiliary Power Supply (APS) unit for London Underground’s Central Line.

With two years in a row where we’ve received highly commended certificates for our achievements in the Railway market, we have now entered the the Railway Industry Innovation Awards competition with a brand-new product: Our ground-breaking APS unit for one of LU’s deep-level tube lines which is now in the running at the prestigious awards in the “Environment” section.

“Innovation” is our middle name:

Upon being awarded a multi-million-pound contract by Bombardier Transportation, TPS is currently developing and supplying highly efficient and compact APS equipment for 680 cars as part of Transport for London’s (TfL) Central Line improvement programme. Our APS units hold an essential role in BT’s refurbishment programme as our innovative equipment will be utilised to service on-board equipment such as saloon ventilation, CCTV, LED lighting in the carriages, door system and charging the train batteries.

The cutting-edge SiC technology embedded in these units will significantly improve energy efficiency of the trains and reduce the total cost of ownership for LU, this way helping the operator in reaching set energy efficiency targets. LU Central Line is one of the most extreme environments for both electrical and mechanical equipment to survive. Having this in mind, our APS equipment is specifically designed for severe rail environment, high vibration and space constraints. Also, its natural cooling system allows the operator to reduce maintenance costs and enables a greener use of energy.

The Railway Industry Innovation Awards:

The 2019 awards will be the 22nd event for the longest standing award scheme in the Railway industry. Organised by the 4th Friday Club, the Awards are held annually with the aim of bringing together various players in the Railway market and celebrating the brightest ideas and projects in the industry.

This year’s event will take place at the Hilton Paddington in London on the 28th June.

A panel comprising industry experts will judge the shortlisted entries across eight different categories: Engineering and safety, Environment, Passenger experience, Cross-industry partnership, Small scale project, Large project and Operations & Performance. They will be assessing the degree of innovation, evidence of research, delivery and practicability of each entry. The winners will be presented with a fine cut glass engraved vase from Dartington Glass.

Join us on the 28th June to celebrate all projects that have been shortlisted at the Railway Industry Innovation Awards this year and for the announcement of winners!

If you wish to find out more about our shortlisted product, please contact marketing@turbopowersystems.com.

Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram to find out on who wins on the night. Good luck to all contestants!

Full stand for TPS at Railtex 2019!

TPS team have been busy during Railtex this year – With new products to showcase and a fresh stand design, we made this year’s event unforgettable!

We exhibited in Hall 3 at the NEC, Birmingham, between the 14-16 May 2019. Can you recognise our stand?

TPS team at Railtex 2019 (2)

We have received a number of visits in our new stand from top train builders and operators such as Chiltern Railways, Alstom, Hitachi or Siemens. 

In addition to hosting stand visitors and attending meetings, we have also provided Railtex organisers with an interview on our exhibits and current projects – description that was delivered by our Engineering and Business Development Manager, Dr. Nigel Jakeman:

Which units did we exhibit?

  • Our recently developed Auxiliary Power Supply for London Underground’s Central Line was one of the main attractions in our stand. This brand-new and cutting-edge system is being built for our life-long customer – Bombardier Transportation. The new APS unit has stirred curiosity due to its compact design and new SiC technology that it incorporates.
  • The innovative APS system for Monorail was also displayed in our stand, unit which has been developed with efficient maintenance in mind due to it’s modular design.

Railtex 2019

The event has just completed its 14th year! Railtex is the UK’s leading exhibition for railway equipment, systems and services, which brings industry professionals together in one place to network and discover the latest technologies and projects within the railway sector.

If you would like to learn more about our power conversion systems for railway applications, please contact us on marketing@turbopowersystems.com.

Our team will deliver a presentation on Bi-Directional DC-DC converters @ PCIM Europe 2019

TPS will deliver a presentation at PCIM Europe 2019

Our new projects within the Energy sector are coming to life and this is due to the ground-breaking technologies utilised in our solutions which are mainly deployed for applications in the area of Smart Grid, Electric Vehicle Charging, Renewables, Energy Storage and Railway. As part of our ongoing R&D initiatives, TPS team will be delivering a presentation on a 100kW Bi-Directional DC-DC Converter that uses SiC Mosfets at PCIM Europe on 9 May in Nürnberg.

Global electricity demand is growing rapidly and this is leading towards an increasing penetration of renewable energy generators, such as solar photovoltaics and the uptake of electric vehicles (EV). In this context, the ageing electrical grid requires innovative systems that facilitate the integration of these low carbon technologies into the distribution network and the need for bi-directional power flows is growing. This is where our cutting-edge solutions come in – During PCIM, our team will describe an isolated bi-directional full bridge DC-DC converter developed by TPS which can play a key role in the area of power electronics for smart grid reinforcement.

Want to discover more about our revolutionary solutions? Join TPS at PCIM Europe and listen to our team’s presentation to learn more about our latest innovation.

Conference programme:

Click here to download the programme and find us on page 38 / 39 – Special Session: Smart Transformers


Room München 1 – NürnbergMesse, Karl-Schönleben-Str. Messeplatz 1
90471 Nürnberg

Dates & Times:

9 May 2019, at 11:15

About PCIM Europe

PCIM is one of the leading power electronic conferences that offers a user-driven platform for industry-specific presentations from the R&D departments of leading companies and universities. Attendees benefit from targeted knowledge transfer and, in first-time publications, specialists report on their latest developments and trends. Conference topics include the latest developments in power semiconductors, passive components, products for thermal management, energy storage, sensors, new materials and systems.