Neuville Grid Data™ is developing ground-breaking, high-resolution, Big Data, grid power monitoring networks that collect electrical measurements using innovative instrumentation featuring newly devised micro-synchrophasors (µPMU), power quality monitors, and sub-100 nanosecond timing plus a groundbreaking advance in time-series data management..
Resulting capability can scrutinize the behaviour of electricity networks and condition monitor equipment at a level of detail, clarity, and sophistication never achieved before.
Innovative Step-Change Improvement, Disruptive Potential, Low-Cost.
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10 July 2021 – Neuville Grid Data Ltd has closed its second round of early stage EIS private equity funding. Nicely oversubscribed, it raised a further £506k from existing and new investors to fund company growth and technology development.
07 July 2021 – Ofgem is undertaking a useful reform of the UK power grid’s Balancing Services Use of System (BSUoS) charges. BSUoS charges are how the Energy System Operator (ESO) recovers costs associated with balancing the electricity transmission system. BSUoS charges recover several costs, which include: the costs of constraints, frequency response services, provision of reserve, the costs of actions taken in the Balancing Mechanism and the ESO’s internal costs. BSUoS charges are currently recovered from demand customers and generators based on the amount of energy imported from or exported onto the network (£/MWh) within each half-hour period. It appears they are looking to move these charges to “final demand.” Such a change would help clear the way for increased energy storage and other distributed energy resources on the grid.
08 June 2021 – Neuville Grid Data has been accepted into the Innovate UK EDGE growth support programme. Funded by UKRI, the Innovate 2 Succeed programme will provide Neuville specialist support to help improve its innovation management capacity and scale up its growth.
28 April 2021 – Katherine Jackson CEng BSc MEng MIET has joined Neuville’s Technical Advisory Board. A chartered engineer, Katherine has over 30 years’ experience in electrical power systems development. Career: Cegelec as Head of Power Systems and Protection Group, 1991-1995; Parsons Brinckerhoff as Power Systems Group Manager 1996-2009 & Director, Power Systems 2009-2015; and WSP as Technical Director, Energy 2015-2020. At WSP, she drove technical excellence and innovation across up to 350 staff in their UK Energy business. With Parsons Brinckerhoff, she was responsible for the business, strategic, operational, commercial, and technical leadership of up to 30 electrical engineers across 5 offices with expertise in traditional power system planning, modelling and analysis, and low-carbon smart grid innovation. Education: BSc and Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering, University of Manchester 1987; Chartered Engineer, Member of Institution of Engineering and Technology 1993. For her full bio visit the Management Team page.
23 March 2021 – Ofgem released a planning document for its new 5-year £450 million RIIO-2 Strategic Innovation Fund they prepared with UK Research and Innovation and the Carbon Trust. It identifies, Data and digitalisation will be key enablers to a flexible, decarbonized energy system. Neuville Grid Data is already addressing this core challenge, with its high-quality digital data, versatile system approach and is looking forward to being part of this exciting programme.
02 February 2021– Alexandra “Sascha” von Meier PhD has joined Neuville as a Technical Advisor. An esteemed leader in our field, Sascha is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California Berkeley, where she teaches a course on Electric Power Systems. Extensively published, she is also Electric Grid program area Director at the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE) , focusing on power distribution systems, Smart Grid issues, and the integration of distributed and intermittent generation. Her current research projects center on the use of high-precision micro-synchrophasor measurements for situational awareness, diagnostics and control applications in distribution grids. Education: BA Physics, UC Berkeley 1986; MA Energy and Resources, UC Berkeley 1990; PhD, Energy and Resources, UC Berkeley 1995. American, married.
13 January 2021 – Neuville Grid Data has been granted its cornerstone patent, GB2579156 – Methods and apparatus for the sensing, collecting, transmission, storage, and dissemination of high-resolution power grid electrical measurement data by inventor Clarke V Simmons.
27 Nov 2020 – Innovate UK has competitively selected Neuville to receive a 50% extension to its Sustainable Innovation Fund grant. Funding will support further development and trials of utility-scale (>1 MWp) solar farm condition monitoring and fault reporting tools that help support remote work by O&M technicians.