We are extremely proud to announce that Power Operations has won the “Highly Commended” award in the Communications category in one of UK’s most prestigious awards, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation Awards 2019. The award, effectively counting for second place in the category, officially marks Power Operations one of the most innovative companies in the UK in the area of communications.
In close collaboration with British Telecommunications (BT), we have developed the Next Generation Energy Grid Management (GEM-NG) framework. GEM-NG offers an innovative solution to secure and simplify the work and collaboration of Smart Grid operators and IT service providers and facilitate their inter-operation. GEM-NG builds upon and integrates some of the latest developments in the leading edge communications world including Blockchains, 5G, Multi-Access Edge Computing and Network Function Virtualisation and applies them to the energy sector. GEM-NG successfully showcases significant improvements in the fields of advanced metering and active control in smart energy grids.
On winning, Mr. George Nikolakis, Power Operations Director said: “We are extremely pleased and proud to have won the Highly Commended Award of 2019 of IET’s Innovation Awards. The award highlights a very successful collaboration between Power Operations and British Telecom, as a result of H2020 research project NRG-5“.
More information on the IET Innovation Awards may be found here.