Utilities are experiencing an unprecedented period of disruption as a multitude of forces reshape the industry. The growing call to decarbonize and the challenge of connecting increasing amounts of renewable distributed energy resources, like EVs and solar PV, is an ongoing priority. Renewable power has grown to account for more than 33 percent of the world’s total installed power generating capacity. And in the UK specifically, in the third quarter of 2019 – for the first time ever – renewables generated more electricity than fossil fuels.
Amid an industry in significant transition to contend with such challenges, mid-sized consultancy firm PSC helps its electric utility clients deploy, manage, and maintain power system solutions to deliver clean, reliable, efficient, safe and affordable power to their customers. PSC’s regional capacity is doubled through the acquisition of Gridconnect, and now by onboarding senior specialists from Ramboll UK., PSC UK is now better positioned as active agents in the evolution toward the grid of the future. The power system experts from Ramboll bring deep and complementary experience to PSC in owner’s engineer services, power system feasibility studies, technical due diligence, regulatory consultancy services, and project management.
“We are thrilled to welcome the members of the Ramboll UK Power Systems team to PSC. The combined team significantly augments PSC UK’s capacity and provides the UK, European mainland, and Middle East markets a strong compliment of electricity experts to address electrical engineering, HVDC, operational technology, and market system needs,” said Alex Boyd, PSC Group CEO. “With the acquisition of Gridconnect last month and now with the experts from Ramboll UK’s Power Systems team, we are actively addressing the need for a strong medium-sized electricity specialist option available to our clients in these regions.”
PSC UK now has regional offices in London, Newcastle and Warwick, UK; Dublin Ireland; and Ludvika, Sweden. The team delivers expertise in planning, analysis, development and strategic advisory to utilities and energy companies in the region (UK, European mainland and Middle East) via its 34 electricity experts, making PSC globally more than 180 strong.
Gary Landels, Head of Ramboll’s Power Systems department in the UK added, “We have been impressed by the quality of PSC UK’s work and their commitment to client satisfaction. In that way, they are a great fit with our team. This transaction allows us to continue to serve our clients with the excellent quality they expect while significantly increasing capacity and broadening available expertise.”
As of 1 February 2020, all staff from Ramboll’s Power Systems department in the UK joined PSC UK with Gary Landels now leading the Power Networks division of PSC UK.
To find out more about how PSC’s expanded group of expert consultants can help achieve your objectives, please reach out to us at: [email protected].