Kinewell Energy’s revolutionary KLOC software has been Highly Commended at the Institute of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) annual international innovation awards, in two categories; Power and Model Based Engineering.

The software designs and optimises the geographic electrical connections that link offshore wind turbines to a substation with subsea cables, saving up to £30m per GW. Between Europe, Asia and North America, 250 GW of offshore wind projects are planned.

The judges commented on the KLOC software, “The use of models in this application was clear and impactful. The multi-criteria optimisation of cable layout was particularly interesting”.

Managing Director Andrew Jenkins travelled to London on 16 November 2016 for the Awards Ceremony hosted by TV presenter Rob Bell and attended by over 450 of the world’s best innovators.

He said, “It was an honour to be recognised for our world leading technological solution that will save vast sums of money in the development of large scale renewable energy.“

To celebrate Kinewell Energy’s success at the IET innovation awards Andrew also attended an event on 30 December 2016 hosted by Newcastle University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Chris Brink.

In addition to Kinewell Energy, Andrew is a smart grids researcher at Newcastle University’s National Centre for Energy Systems Integration (CESI), and the company is supported by the University’s entrepreneurial support unit, RiseUp.