Power / Energy
Power / Energy award winner 2013
Industrial processes such as desalination, natural gas treatment, power generation, and chemical processing are energy intensive and expensive. Energy Recovery’s PX Pressure Exchanger devices make these high pressure fluid flow processes more sustainable by salvaging and reusing 60% of the energy previously lost, saving energy, money and reducing CO2 emissions.
PX Pressure Exchanger®: Energy Recovery Devices with Global Solutions
The judging panel commented:
“Whilst other devices are available this process is unique and innovative. The product provides impressive savings in energy and has significantly improved desalination and other processes.
"The Product allows an existing industry to function in a more environmentally and economically friendly way. It has strong societal benefit and is fully implemented worldwide with more than 14000 units already installed.
"Significant environmental and financial benefits have already been seen."
Hybrid HVDC Breaker – an Innovation Breakthrough Enabling Reliable HVDC Grids
The development of ABB’s hybrid HVDC (high voltage direct current) circuit breaker is a breakthrough that removes a 100-year old barrier to the development of HVDC power transmission grids. The innovation enables the development of electrical power networks that carry more power with lower losses over long distances.
First Standard-sized, Domestic, Room-sealed, Wall-hung, Affordable microCHP Gas Boiler
Affordable domestic, standard-sized, wall-hung electricity-generating, carbon-saving, energy bill-reducing microCHP gas boiler.
Power from the sea: The Pelamis Wave Energy Converter
Pelamis Wave Power
The Pelamis is a unique offshore wave energy technology that can deliver clean and competitive electricity from ocean waves, a huge global energy resource waiting to be harnessed.
GridKey Low Voltage Network Monitoring System
Selex ES Limited and Sentec Limited
DNOs need to monitor the low voltage network. The challenge was to produce a low cost, accurate monitoring solution which can be safely fitted without interruption to supply. GridKey achieves this using a custom-designed current sensor coupled to an innovative metrology and communications unit providing data in near real time.