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CESI energy lab equipment supplier wins Newcastle University Excellent Supplier Award

Triphase, supplier of equipment to CESI’s energy labs, wins a Newcastle University Excellent Supplier Award.

Triphase, the supplier of the Energy Storage Test Bed at Newcastle University’s state-of-the-art Urban Sciences Building on the Newcastle Helix regeneration site and the University’s School of Engineering Smart Grid Lab, recently won the Best Use of Technology category in the University’s 2018 Excellent Supplier Awards.

The company were awarded first place in this category for the equipment they designed and supplied to build the University’s energy labs and for the excellent service provided. This equipment makes an important contribution to CESI’s research into what a future UK energy system might look like.

Triphase has designed a web based interface enables CESI researchers to dial in remotely to the equipment. This capability allows researchers to carry out real-time experiments on CESI’s full-scale energy research Demonstrators , which include Newcastle Helix and the Urban Sciences Building.

When presenting the award, Claire Rogers, Head of Estates, Newcastle University said,

“Triphase fits a number of categories but we think their contribution to the student experience stands out, in particular with regard to the web-enabled teaching rig. This provides a route to give students some exposure to labs that they would not get anywhere else and, therefore puts Newcastle at the leading edge. Another aspect of it is to allow remote dial in which could even lead to teaching students in, for example war torn countries where we couldn't visit and they don't have the funds or infrastructure, thus providing us with fresh approaches to teaching overseas.”

Triphase excellent supplier award 2018
Dr Neal Wade, School of Engineering, Newcastle University and Mathias Servrancx, Triphase, recipient of the Excellent Supplier Award

published on: 11 September 2018