6 Oct 2020
Finalist at E&T Innovation Awards 2020
We are delighted to be shortlisted in the E&T Innovation Awards 2020, which celebrate people, projects and organisations revolutionising our world through excellence in engineering and technology.
Our Freedom business is shortlisted in the Outstanding Innovation in Future Power & Energy Award category.
The nomination recognises the Point of Connection Mast (POC-MAST), which offers a viable solution for connecting projects to a distribution network. POC-MAST makes it safer, faster, easier and more cost-effective for customers to get connected to the network, making it a key tool for developers and DNOs in a changing energy landscape.
Originally developed for a renewable energy project where a traditional connection into an electricity network wasn’t possible, POC-MAST has since received substantial investment, undergone extensive testing and experienced early successes. It is now set to revolutionise the way new connections to the high voltage electricity distribution network are delivered.
Quick to complete, it takes less than 20 weeks from concept to construction, where traditional installations typically take 6-12 months. This quicker process can make the difference to whether or not a scheme is viable.
Since the first installation, both 33kV and 132kV POC-MASTs have been installed at other locations including a data centre in the South East.