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GridON's novel Fault Current Limiting Interrupter for connection of Distributed Generation successfully tested at KEMA laboratories, Dec 2020
Following successful testing at KEMA Labs High Power Laboratories, GridON has released its first Fault Current Limiting Interrupter (FCLi). The first system was shipped to Western Power Distribution in the UK, and will be installed at one of its customers’ generation sites.
 

Western Power Distribution to install GridON's FCLi for mitigating excessive fault current from distributed generators, Sep 2018
Western Power Distribution has selected GridON's Fault Current Limiting Interrupter (FCLi) to enable cost-effective connection of Distributed Generation and renewable energy sources, by mitigating excessive fault currents from such new sources.
 

Cost-effective connection of industrial generators, Jan 2018
GridON is offering power-electronics based Fault Current Limiting Interrupter which enables cost-effective connection of Distributed Generation and renewable energy sources, while expediting the sale of excess generation capacity.
 

GridON introduces a smaller and affordable saturated-core Fault Current Limiter, Jan 2018
(DE, ES, FR, IT, PL) An EU-funded project has achieved a significant size reduction in saturated core FCL and has improved its performance envelope, thus creating new market opportunities.
 

GridON introduces a compact Fault Current Limiting Interrupter - to enable cost-effective connection of Distributed Generation and increased capacity in industrial plants, Nov 2017 
Following years of field proven fault current limiter operation in service, GridON is introducing a new product family for low and medium voltage networks, based on a novel architecture, using standard power-electronics devices.
 

GridON introduces an inexpensive Fault Current Limiter for medium voltage networks, co-funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 program, May 2017
 

British utility partners on the development of equipment to augment the tools available for solving excessive network fault current levels - Transmission & Distribution World, Feb 2017
 

Accelerating Connection of Distributed Generation, Nov 2016
GridON is offering a cost-effective solution for expanding decentralized generation sources.
 

Securing Continuous Electricity Supply in Industrial Plants, Nov 2016
GridON is offering a cost-effective solution which enables secure supply of power in industrial networks.
 

GridON introduces a new cost-effective product line for limiting fault currents in electrical grids and industrial networks, May 2016
Following three years of successful experience in live operation, GridON is announcing a new family of inexpensive Fault Current Limiters with smaller footprint for medium-to-high voltage applications.
 

GridON delivers its new product family of cost-effective Fault Current Limiters, May 2016
Supported by the European Commission Horizon 2020 grant, GridON new product line offers very economical FCL with significantly reduced footprint; targeting distribution operators, independent power producers and industrial customers.
 

GridON FCL is commercially ready, Feb 2016
Commercial readiness of GridON's Fault Current Limiters proven through 33 months in service - Increasing network resilience and connection capacity.
 

GridON received the prestigious European Commission grant, Jun 2015
GridON was awarded the highly coveted Horizon 2020 grant from the European Commission sponsoring research and development of innovative products.
 

GridON's FCL energized at Western Power Distribution's substation in Birmingham, UK, Apr 2015
GridON’s 30MVA Fault Current Limiter has been commissioned and energized onto a live network at one of Western Power Distribution’s primary substations in Birmingham, UK.
 

GridON built and shipped a 30MVA FCL within 7 months of contract signature, Nov 2014
GridON’s 30MVA Fault Current Limiter successfully completed short-circuit testing and was shipped to Western Power Distribution's primary substation in Birmingham, UK, for installation onto the live network.
 

GridON's FCL successfully suppresses multiple network faults, July 2014 
GridON’s breakthrough FCL has successfully completed its first year of operational service on UK Power Networks’ primary substation at Newhaven, UK, proving both reliable operation and extremely effective performance in limiting several network fault events.
 

GridON signed contract to supply a 30MVA Fault Current Limiter to Western Power Distribution for a primary substation in Birmingham, UK, March, 2014
GridON was awarded a contract for its novel Fault Current Limiter by Western Power Distribution, as part of WPD’s FlexDGrid, a £17m project to accommodate low carbon generation across the city.
 

GridON presented its FCL at China International Smart Grid Expo, Mar 2014
 

GridON makes it to Global Cleantech 100 list, Oct 2013
GridON was named in the prestigious Global Cleantech 100 list which highlights the promise of private clean technology companies which the players in the market feel are currently the most likely to make the most significant market impact over the next 5-10 years.  5,864 companies were nominated this year from 60 countries.
 

GridON is persuading customers, by Michael Kenward, Science|Business, Sep 4, 2013
GridON has been running trials of a different kind, to convince large electricity companies that its fault-current limiter will work in a high-voltage electricity transmission and distribution grid.
 

GridON's commercial Fault Current Limiter commissioned into service at UK Power Networks substation, June 6, 2013
 

GridON won the UK Energy Innovation Award for Best Energy Network Improvement, Apr 2013

GridON won the UK Energy Innovation Award - in the Best Energy Network Improvement category. The awards are backed by the UK’s leading gas and electricity networks including Scotia Gas Networks Plc, SP Energy Networks, UK Power Networks, Northern Gas Networks, Northern Powergrid, National Grid, Electricity North West, SSE and Wales and West Utilities.
 

GridON presented at TechCon North America, Feb 2013
 

GridON presented at TechCon Euro, Nov 2012
 

GridON presented at CIGRE Paris, Aug 2012
 

GridON’s Fault Current Limiter was successfully tested by a certified high-power test laboratory, March 2012
 

GridON's Award Winning Fault Current Limiter Selected by The Energy Technologies Institute to be Tested in a Live Power Network Environment at UK Power Networks, July 11, 2011
GridON's unique FCL solution aiming to reduce the impact of fault currents on electricity networks while minimizing capital expenditure in upgrading the UK electrical networks.
 

ETI launches £4m project with GridON to enable evolution of UK's electricity distribution networks, July 11, 2011
A £4m project has been launched by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) working with GridON which will reduce the impact of faults on electricity distribution networks, helping the growth and increased flexibility of distribution systems, with more low carbon electricity generation installed in the distribution system.
 

GridON technology will help keep the lights on, by Michael Kenward, Science|Business
The winner of the GE Smart Grid Award in the Science|Business Academic Enterprise Awards has developed technology to prevent electricity blackouts caused by lightening strikes and power surges.
 

Innovators Recognized in ACES 2011 Award
GridON won the prestige GE Smart Grid Award in the third annual ACES Academic Enterprise Awards.
 

GE Innovation Award
GridON was among five winners of the GE’s ecomagination, Powering the Grid Challenge Award of USD 100,000 in recognition of its novel fault current limiting technology and products.
 

First Round Financing
GridON has secured first round of financing from Wilson Transformers Company of Australia (www.wtc.com.au).