As the energy network continues to transition to a decentralised, digitalised and decarbonised grid, the impact it has on businesses is changing and events such as brownouts, blackouts and voltage dips or spikes are becoming more commonplace. The benefit of utilising Typhoon HIL software is that external scenarios from the National Grid that could potentially impact the client’s operations can be tested to understand the various ways in which the assets can respond, react, and support the business during such occurrences, and, if any adjustments are required to be made to the solution to ensure that it fully fits the client needs.
The software and test bed at the Sheffield head offices eliminates the need for hardware test scenarios which are costly and time-consuming to build and run tests on, instead solutions can be fully mathematically tested and proven. Consequently, projects can be completed faster and more cost effectively in addition to the ability to replicate findings to illustrate performance to customers.
For the R&D team at Powerstar, the best aspect of Typhoon HIL system is that it is flexible and elements can be changed dependant on information from the client to ensure the testing is as comprehensive and customised as possible, to support client requests for unique product features which can be easily updated.
The ongoing relationship with Typhoon HIL will allow Powerstar to develop its next generation of leading smart energy solutions which are rigorously tested to ensure they deliver cost savings, carbon emissions reductions, and protect against power failures whist supporting decarbonisation through by maximising on-site renewable generation.
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