Smarter Grid Solutions is at the forefront of smart grid technology. We enable power companies and utilities to increase their existing grid capacity in order to connect more renewable energy and respond to the global rise in demand for electricity. This is more affordable and sustainable than building new grid infrastructure.
Power companies and utilities are under increasing regulatory
pressure to find cost-effective alternatives to expensive grid
upgrades, and maintain secure and sustainable energy supplies in
the face of changing electricity supply and demand patterns. We
understand these challenges and can help address them.
Our patented and proven technology increases existing grid
capacity, enabling timely connection for new loads and generators,
managing complex and bi-directional power flows or maintaining
statutory voltage limits.
Our products help power companies accelerate the move towards
large-scale use of renewables at a fraction of the cost - simply by
optimising use of the existing grid.
They also allow much faster and cost-effective grid connections
for low carbon technologies such as renewable generators.
A project in Orkney allowed Scottish and Southern
Energy Power Distribution to connect >20MW of additional wind
generation to an 'at capacity' network for a cost of only £500K,
saving an estimated £30m in capital grid upgrades.
Electricity grids typically operate well below their potential
capacity because traditional grid planning reserves capacity for
low probability and infrequent events.
Our Active Network Management
technology uses sophisticated planning and monitoring of the grid
in real time to identify any latent capacity. This can create up to
two or three times more capacity in the existing grid.
As a result, power companies and utilities can resolve grid
constraints and accommodate large amounts of renewable energy
resources using existing infrastructure, rather than relying on
expensive grid upgrades.