2022 has seen a revolution in the energy market globally. Looking at the UK, with 10x the amount of renewable projects in planning and development than those in operation, we can see stricter pushes on net-zero initiatives, concerns over rising energy prices, and a focus on new industry innovations to solve infrastructure constraints. It’s no wonder there are more people in the energy market now than ever.
As the world’s energy continues to revolutionise, as does Enspec. We’ve seen the addition of multiple skilled workers and new departments, with more opportunity and continued growth mapped out for 2023. This includes talented team additions: Kirsten Corless as our new Financial controller, Karl Iddon as Commercial Manager, Dhruti Shah as Senior Power Systems Engineer, Karl Bamford as Power Systems Engineer and Ben Bilton as Manufacturing Apprentice. 2022 also saw the 20th anniversary of two key players, Derek Hall, our Design Engineer, and Duncan Lynch, our Field Engineer.
There has been particular growth in our power system studies department as a direct result of the growing industry’s need for grid connection studies and an increase in power quality issues with the influx of renewables into the grid. We’ve also seen further international activity, with our first big project across the pond in the US and exports to new locations in Japan. This activity is forecasted to grow exponentially, with the USA’s FERC (Federation of Energy Regulatory Commission) newly announced power quality regulations as they progress toward an energy system that can support the growing renewables market.
We’ve developed a further appreciation for Net-Zero and the importance of a sustainable future, having launched our first Sustainability Report this year and continuing to educate our team internally on its importance. 2023 will see Enspec engaging in new conversations with various industries to see how we can work together to solve some of the electrical issues that keep the UK from achieving Net-Zero by 2050. Most prominently, we’re helping large energy users solve operational issues with custom-designed on-site renewable energy systems through our Sustainability Facilitation service, designed to help improve operational performance with less reliance on the grid and lower energy bills. We’re also increasing the rate by which green technology can connect to the grid with innovative DC network technology, with more opportunities and projects already outlined for 2023.
We’ve aimed to provide continuous communication and support for all of our clients, ranging from those looking to solve tough technical challenges to those who have had the task of solving their company’s energy crisis quite literally placed on their desks. The diversity of the challenges in the energy market certainly shouldn’t be underestimated, and it calls for more transparent communication and thought leadership, considerate of everyone’s technical level of knowledge. Business or personal, energy is a topic that’s now front and centre of everyone’s mind.
Enspec will continue in 2023 to help explain the nuances of power quality and energy with diversity in understanding and support. We sincerely wish our colleagues, clients, and friends a very happy holiday season. While this year has been an incredible journey, one that we are looking forward to celebrating over the next week, we’re equally in anticipation of 2023 efforts and success.
Enspec’s offices will be closed from December 23rd 2022, and we look forward to seeing everyone in the New Year from January 3rd, 2023. From everyone at Enspec, we wish you all a safe and joyful holiday season.