Across all their new sites, Ingenious has been engaged by Foodstars for the design of their new dedicated substations to service their operations. Simultaneously working on in excess of 5 projects, countrywide, within 5+ different network operator areas, Ingenious have developed from concept through to detailed design, new installations for approval and connection to the host DNO’s network under significant time pressures.
Responsible for delivering engineering design concepts and detailed design for SSE projects, managing the project development phase, and providing input in to the economic investment case, identifying the ‘best’ solutions and a deliverable design to the highest HSEQ standards, with an achievable programme.
Responsible for design and delivery of engineering drawings for distance protection relay retrofitting work for distribution networks in the South of England. This covered the preparation of conceptual design drawings through to detailed schematics, including updating the clients existing drawings. Optimising the design to take into consideration programme challenges and network outage constraints.
ENA Application and Connection Feasibility studies. Providing technical and engineering design services to support their connection application and ensure Low Carbon receives the least cost offer and feasible solution from the network operator. The projects mainly cover solar photovoltaic (PV), battery storage and generators between 10MW to 50MW from 33kV to 132kV connections. Reviewing in excess of 30 sites for the client.
We managed to reduce their connection cost for their competitive bid with National Grid EFR scheme helping them to secure two 30MW contracts.
We successfully reduced Wirsol’s grid connection charges for a new commercial PV installation by challenging the DNO’s connection and switchgear configurations, protection schemes and SCADA communications. We were able to reduce the cost significantly, effectively making the project viable and reducing associated civil works required for the connection.
We actively supports Energy Investment companies, ICP’s, IDNO’s and Demand Site Providers and Utility Infrastructure owners.
Protection relay settings study and short circuit study to estimate fault levels to verify the suitability of the equipment rating and recommend protection setting. The study included back-up protection relay grading and coordination.
Creation of relay IED settings files and logic configuration files using relay manufacturer software tools. The scope also includes the preparation of I/O list, LED list and Functionality Specification Document to assist the site testing and commissioning.
Provided technical support and guidance for review of 230/66/22kV 200MVA Power Transformer technical specifications and factory acceptance test reports.
Main objectives includes: to identify any ambiguous or vague requirements in the technical specifications and provide recommendations accordingly; verify the necessary tests, test methodologies, setups, parameters and results etc., to ensure they are in accordance with the contractual requirements, IEC 60076 standards, Employers standards, and to provide recommendations on the correct/expected necessary tests, test methodologies, setups, parameters and results etc., in the event of non-compliance.
Witnessing of the plant installation and commissioning status, including G59/2 protection compliance checks as an independent reviewer for a leading developer of renewable projects around the south of England and Wales.
Undertook investigation as an Independent Consultant for the Energy Commission of Malaysia to identify the root cause and provided technical recommendations to avoid the similar failures.