About Us

Enertechnos is a pioneering clean-tech company dedicated to enabling ‘better electricity’

Who we are

Enertechnos was founded with one vision in mind: to provide better electricity. Annual losses in the National Grid (UK) amount to enough energy to power 7 million homes or deliver a charge to 6.8 million cars. Soon enough, it became clear that whenever the question involves decarbonisation, the answer always involves electricity.

What we do

One of the core causes of losses in grids is the cabling itself. The majority of cable infrastructure design in our power grids date back to the 19th and early 20th centuries. This is why we invented a cable called Capacitive Transfer System (CTS). In testing, we proved CTS to be even more advantageous; not only does it significantly reduce energy losses but also provide reactive support and filtration of harmonics.

Who we are

Enertechnos was founded with one vision in mind: to provide better electricity. Annual losses in the National Grid (UK) amount to enough energy to power 7 million homes or deliver a charge to 6.8 million cars. Soon enough, it became clear that whenever the question involves decarbonisation, the answer always involves electricity.

What we do

One of the core causes of losses in grids is the cabling itself. The majority of cable infrastructure design in our power grids date back to the 19th and early 20th centuries. This is why we invented a cable called Capacitive Transfer System (CTS). In testing, we proved CTS to be even more advantageous; not only does it significantly reduce energy losses but also provide reactive support and filtration of harmonics.

We invented a cable called ‘Capacitive Transfer System’ (CTS), which reduces losses and, more importantly, can deliver more power through the same mass of conductor.

We invented a cable called ‘Capacitive Transfer System’ (CTS), which reduces losses and, more importantly, can deliver more power through the same mass of conductor.

 


CTS cable can be easily manufactured in existing factories on standard cable-making machinery.



The company has patented the cable design and has had two versions of the cable made in different European factories. Enertechnos’s strategy is not to be a manufacturer but instead to license its technology to cable companies around the world. A large part of the engineering effort in recent years has been to develop CTS cable so that it can be manufactured in existing factories on standard cable-making machinery with only a very light and reversible modification.

Market Opportunity

In 2020 the market globally for cable and wire was circa $90 billion. According to the Bloomberg NEO Report dated 27th October 2020, overall grid investment to 2050 is around $14 trillion in their Economic Transition Scenario. 48% ($5.8 trillion) of that is sustainment capital in replacing ageing assets at end of life, while 38% is grid reinforcement and 21% is new connections. These latter two categories add up to $8.22 trillion.

Market Opportunity

In 2020 the market globally for cable and wire was circa $90 billion. According to the Bloomberg NEO Report dated 27th October 2020, overall grid investment to 2050 is around $14 trillion in their Economic Transition Scenario. 48% ($5.8 trillion) of that is sustainment capital in replacing ageing assets at end of life, while 38% is grid reinforcement and 21% is new connections. These latter two categories add up to $8.22 trillion.

Progress to Date

Enertechnos has used equity to fund R&D since its start in 2014, successfully attaining the following milestones:

2014
Enertechnos was founded.

Commenced research based on wound capacitor, tested at Electrical research Association (ERA)

Manufacturing feasibility report commissioned from The Welding Institute (TWI)

2015
Testing Prototypes

Built own cable-making machinery and then the first CTS cable – flat (‘planar’) geometry

Highly successful testing programme proved concept was valid as linear cable

Designed round (annular’) version of CTS, commissioned from specialist cable company

2016
Design and Validation

Tested 1km long annular cable under National Physical Laboratory supervision

Designed first enamelled CTS cable

Commissioned enamelled cable from specialist cable company

Devised high-frequency testing rig to emulate length

Established Advisory Board of industry experts

2017
Relationships with DNOs

Commenced work with leading UK distribution network operator

Continued testing of enamelled cable at high frequency

2018
Production of Cable

Moved into new Kingston premises

New patents submitted

Innovate UK project awarded and started, with Brunel University and TWI (The Welding Institute) as partners

Design of cable (two versions)

Ordered commercially-built ‘layered’ cable – 1km from major Portuguese manufacturer

Started work on joints with Lovink, Netherlands

Established Sheffield laboratory to test cable under Brunel University supervision

Ordered ‘enamelled’ cable from major Italian manufacturer

2019
Regulatory

Concluded Sheffield tests with both layered and enamelled cable versions

Completed Innovate UK programme with award for ‘Best Environmental’ project

Joined Ofgem Environment Working Group

Commenced BEIS-funded Energy Entrepreneurs Fund, Round 7 (EEF7) programme with two phases:

  • Phase 1: material testing at very high voltage
  • Phase 2: use of CTS in wireless car charging applications

Built high-voltage test lab (up to 70kV) in Kingston

2020
Materials Testing and Grid Compliance Design

Continued EEF7 programme

Drafted design guidelines for CTS installations in grid networks

Designed cable protection system

Completed grid modelling using DIgSILENT software package

2021
Underground Cable Prototypes

Completed EEF7 project

Finalised joint design for underground cable with working prototypes

Want to get in touch?

We’re proud to be at the forefront of the clean tech industry and always looking for opportunities for our technology to be used across countries and industries.

Feel free to get in touch by clicking the link below.

Want to get in touch?

We’re proud to be at the forefront of the clean tech industry and always looking for opportunities for our technology to be used across countries and industries.

Feel free to get in touch by clicking the link below.