Startups Use Renewables-Rich UK to Test Power Electronics Technologies at Scale

By [email protected] Over the past decade, a new class of digital power electronics has emerged that can shape, shift and control the flow of electricity on the power grid in ways never before seen. But the providers of such technologies have faced challenges moving past pilot projects and into real-world utility deployments.

A few contenders have managed to break this barrier, as with Varentec’s deployment with Xcel. Others have been forced out of business, as with startup Gridco last year.

One of the things limiting these technologies, at least in the United States, is that most utilities don’t yet face high enough penetrations of

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