PSC has acquired Gridconnect – an Ireland-based firm delivering first-class technical advice for the renewable power generation industry. Adopting Gridconnect’s expertise in grid connection, substation and HV installation design and construction supervision of generator installations will further strengthen PSC’s Power Networks practice and help clients to more safely and effectively build renewable power into electricity networks.
Through the acquisition, Gridconnect will bolster PSC’s growing global service in the installation and interconnection of renewable energy technologies. By combining Gridconnect’s expertise in substation and HV installation design, grid code compliance studies, and electrical design with PSC’s internationally recognized suite of transmission and distribution network planning and operations services, the acquisition will allow clients to more effectively manage risk and improve business results.
“This is a fantastic development for PSC and our clients,” said Tim Miles, GM PSC Europe. “The acquisition will strengthen and diversify the expertise and capabilities within the Europe team, allowing us to bring a more robust level of support and guidance to our clients.”
For 8 years, Gridconnect has challenged the standard thinking around the connection and regulation of renewable generators in order to devise innovative and cost-effective solutions for its clients. The acquisition empowers both existing Gridconnect and PSC clients to continue to benefit from world-class expertise and draw from PSC’s global position as a trusted advisor to the electricity industry.
“Myself and the rest of the staff at Gridconnect are delighted to join PSC and its team of world-class power systems experts,” said Gridconnect founder Carlos Galvan. “Joining this fantastic group of people allows us to further develop our careers at local and international levels while we can contribute through our experience to the global growth of PSC.”
Founded in 2012 by Carlos Galvan, Gridconnect has supported clients around the world with more than 2GW worth of renewable generation projects.