Turbo Power Systems (TPS) has secured a contract from UK Power Networks to provide a new design of electrical energy controller for trials on the electricity distribution networks in the London and Brighton areas.
The project, which is part of the UK Power Networks’ Flexible Urban Networks Low Voltage (FUN-LV) project, will trial the innovative use of power electronics devices on low voltage distribution networks.
The company said that the Low Carbon Network Fund (LCNF) Tier-2 project is TPS’ first in the low carbon initiatives market.
The growing occurrence of low carbon technologies connecting to the electricity network is increasing the load on low voltage (LV) distribution networks.
Electrical energy controller from TPS connects the LV feeders from multiple substations to leverage inherently available grid capacity and optimise electricity flows.
TPS said that the capacity sharing during peak load is achieved by allowing the transfer of power between substations as well as from one electrical phase to another within the same substation.
TPS CEO Carlos Neves said electrical substations form an important part of the national grid, providing an interface between the medium voltage electrical delivery system and the safe voltages distributed to domestic and industrial users.
"Turbo Power Systems’ new design of electrical energy controller optimises the use of existing network capacity to accommodate increased loadings for renewable energy generation, whilst additionally supporting the addition of new homes and offices within the capacity of installed networks," Neves said.