Following a thrilling competition, IONATE took the prize for the best Network, Transport or Distribution Solution at this year’s Global EnergyTech Awards! Judged by influential industry voices, the award recognises disruptors in the energy space across six categories.
In an already strong category line-up, the judges saw that IONATE's solution “will have a super transformative effect with the Distribution Network Operator, where they haven’t benefited from innovation for a long time.”
Indeed, our hardware-software innovation was designed to unlock a robust technology path for the grid’s energy transition. The hardware is the Hybrid Intelligent Transformer (HIT): a device with unparalleled data and dynamic power-flow control capabilities. Like a transformer, it integrates as a connection point into the power network, renewable generation, and battery storage. But it also controls power-flows in real-time. This way, multiple HIT devices become nodes in a system greater than the sum of its parts. Coordinated by IONATE’s software, they turn the passive, old grid into a flexible, productive, decentralized energy platform of the future.
Beyond its breakthrough innovation, IONATE was praised for nailing down its technology and target market, despite being an early-stage business and having already “made a huge impact which is pretty much unheard of”.
The winners were announced in a low carbon ceremony by Publicis Sapient. Held virtually, the award ceremony and digital presence was entirely designed for minimum footprint. Nigel Vaz CEO of Publicis Sapient said “At a time when the energy industry is experiencing significant change, and the transition to a carbon-zero future is under way, energy companies will increasingly have to partner with innovators to scale up the skills and technology required to reach both their own and global net-zero goals. We’re proud to bring the best ideas and talent together to help drive the shift to a cleaner, greener world.”
The conclusion from the Global EnergyTech Awards ceremony? “IONATE's tech will indeed be adopted quickly." We’re certainly working on it!