About Us

We have established GridON to provide viable, industrial strength, commercial solutions to utilities and industries facing increasing capacity demand on their electrical grids. GridON is offering cost-effective, scalable fault current limiters (FCL) which enable network meshing and connection of additional power generation and renewable low-carbon energy sources to transmission and distribution networks. GridON’s FCLs are in operation in live networks, and the product has been commercially available since early 2014. We've been gaining growing interest from grid operators, power producers and industrial corporations, who are seeking cost-effective solutions for their growing capacity challenges. GridON’s successful installations in live grids are testaments to the growing demand for FCLs as a critical component in the rapidly expanding electrical networks, and to the unique capabilities of GridON's product. GridON has been working on several opportunities with transmission and distribution operators, as well as with some power producing companies and industrial customers.

GridON was founded in late 2009 by a team of competent entrepreneurs with extensive expertise in building global operations. The roots of our technology were planted by a multi-disciplinary team of researchers from Bar-Ilan University and Ricor. GridON has since, researched and developed the core technology further and patented additional breakthrough concepts. We transformed the academic research work into applied solutions and provided the commercial and manufacturing framework required for offering a product portfolio to the market. It submitted more than 10 patents, a few of which were already granted. GridON has partnered with Australian based Wilson Transformer Company - a shareholder and engineering and manufacturing partner - to bring its novel, world-class portfolio of FCL products to the market.  

GridON’s first commercial FCL was funded (US$7M) by the Energy Technologies Institute, a consortium of the UK Government and global industries (EDF, E.ON, Rolls-Royce, Caterpillar, BP and Shell), aiming to drive the technology development to a point at which network operators could deploy this product which is now being commercially available. Following rigorous testing by Ausgrid Testing & Certification, the FCL has been in service at a UK Power Networks main substation in East Sussex, UK since early 2013, proving very reliable during normal operation and extremely effective in limiting many faults. E.ON Technologies provided technical assurance and network simulation support throughout the project. GridON won a major contract early 2014 to supply an FCL to Western Power Distribution. The device has been in operation in Birmingham since early 2015.

In June 2015, GridON was awarded the highly coveted Horizon 2020 grant from the European Commission, which has been used to develop enhanced a solid-state based product line, based on its long proven technology. The smaller, economical product is targeting specifically distribution, industrial and independent power producing customers.

GridON is engaged with leading industry forums and organizations, including Cigre, EPRI and IEEE/PES, and is an active member of the IEEE FCL workgroup PC37.302.

During 2013, GridON was elected to the Global Cleantech 100, and won the UK Energy Innovation Award for the Best Energy Network Improvement. Topping thousands of other innovative technologies, GridON was also the proud recipient of the 2011 GE ecomagination Powering the Grid award and the 2012 ACES Smart Grid award.

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