Generation and distribution
The energy market is changing faster than ever, in both supply and demand. Generation and distribution must embrace renewables, micro-grids and micro-generation, while continually reducing the carbon intensity of the supply chain.
This calls for dramatic improvements in operational efficiency, using improved modelling from big data to make better-informed decisions.
With our strengths in sensing and control, combined with world-class data science, we deliver breakthrough solutions.
From smart meters to smart homes
The smart meter roll-out is the first step towards 'making energy visible'. Capturing and analysing data at the point of consumption can benefit both consumers and suppliers, facilitating intelligent energy applications, improving load balancing and maximising discretionary consumption of energy by the consumer.
We have a long track record in designing the smart meters and HEMs (Home Energy Management Systems) that are paving the way for new models of energy consumption.
How we work
We take a collaborative approach, using our technical expertise to complement and enhance our clients’ capabilities and industry knowledge. Drawing on our pool of world-class engineers and scientists, we assemble each team to specifically match each project, combining technical excellence with commercial awareness.
With long experience working in this highly regulated sector, where safety and reliability are paramount, we help our clients understand and evaluate emerging technologies, to create genuinely unique and viable products and services.
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Tech, tools & facilities
Our laboratories provide high accuracy measurement and analysis for the wide range of projects we undertake. Specialist equipment includes a gas chromatography mass spectrometer (GCMS), a Matersizer particle size analyser, a Spraytec laser diffraction droplet size analyser, high-speed and thermal imaging cameras and rapid-development custom image analysis software.
Satimo Stargate 64
This anechoic radio and antenna test chamber is one of only a handful of facilities in Europe. Within this six-metre cube, we can carry out automated three-dimensional measurement and visualisation of wireless device behaviour and test body-worn technology using body phantoms or real live test subjects. This helps us to understand and optimise real-word RF performance of products such as smart implants (including implanted telemetry), connected drug delivery devices and wearables.
This lightning-fast scoping and feasibility software platform allows us to very quickly model a connected device, saving time, preventing costly missteps and ensuring optimal performance. Taking key requirements as a starting point, we can estimate the dimensions and cost of the PCB and rapidly see how a range of design decisions influence the complex trade-off between factors such as size, power, battery life, radio range and more.
Our electronic and mechanical prototyping workshops allow us to produce technically credible prototypes that bring ideas to life and offer a powerful demonstration of their value. All while maintaining extremely high standards of quality that conform to ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and ISO 14001 regulations. Using the latest CNC and milling machines, lathes, welding gear and wire harness and cable assembly tools, we are able to produce parts very quickly and assemble full-scale working prototypes for testing and consumer trials.
We can help you achieve the seemingly impossible
NEWS & INSIGHTS
The world is in crisis. Simple, short-term survival is everyone’s top priority, whether that’s as a nation, a government, a business, a family or a lonely and forgotten self-isolating individual. But the overwhelming necessity to endure has always been the mother of invention. Where will the crisis lead us?
- AI & Analytics
- Digital services
- Human factors
- Innovation management
- Strategic advice
VeriTherm is a new and fast approach to verifying the thermal performance of buildings prior to occupation.
Leveraging a broad range of technical experiences, from seemingly unrelated fields can help solve critical problems. This example looks at aeroponics in terms of challenges within the vertical farming sector, showing how insight in the right place can transform work across industries...
- Fluids & thermodynamics
- Mechanical engineering
- Physical sciences
As part of our sustainability work, we’ve been delving into the significance of evolving global arrangements for carbon pricing and taxation, and the implications for our clients. It has led us to a new perspective. Sooner than you might think, policy changes will give product and service companies access to a new revenue stream from carbon sequestration. Global CO2 goals are long-term, but the business opportunities are unfolding now.
- AI & Analytics
- Physical sciences
- Product realisation
- Strategic advice
Energy service innovation for a low-carbon economy
Developing a realistic and achievable technology roadmap to deliver real end user value, for a market-leading supplier of photovoltaic panel mounting solutions.
Using a fresh approach, we designed an energy efficient, future proof unit smart gas meter for one of Europe’s largest engineering companies, optimised for mass manufacture and ease of installation.