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        • Generation
        • Aurora works across a wide range of traditional power generation systems, from small CHP units up to large industrial power generation facilities. We have extensive experience in considering synchronous generators fault contribution into the network, as well as considering issues such as dynamic response and transient stability of synchronous generators.

        • Renewables & Energy Storage
        • Aurora provides a range of services to the Renewables and Battery Energy Storage Systems industries, and can provide advice on analysis on greenfield developments or integration into existing brownfield industrial facilities. We specialise in providing grid simulation and G99 compliance studies to support renewable connections to the UK network, and other European networks.

        • Transmission & Distribution
        • Aurora has extensive experience in the transmission and distribution sector, dealing with private 11kV and 33kV networks, iDNOs and DNOs and National Grid, for a variety of different design and analysis applications.

        • Oil, Gas and Petrochemical
        • Aurora has extensive experience in the Oil & Gas industry, and has undertaken a wide range of design activities, concept studies and simulation studies to support many large international EPC companies and service companies.

        • Industrial
        • Aurora works in light and heavy industry providing a range of services to help plant owners analyse and understand their networks, identify weak spots, providing guidance on system loadings, fault levels, earthing, protection coordination and arc flash.

        • Data Centres
        • Aurora has worked on a number of large data centres, providing a range of services to support existing specialist companies in this area, such as system analysis for fault levels, harmonic analysis, protection coordination and arc flash analysis.

        • Building Services
        • Aurora works in Building Services industry to support multiple M&E contractors in development of the HV aspects of their design, or integration of renewable technologies like roof top solar.  Services include system analysis for fault levels, harmonic analysis, protection coordination and arc flash analysis.

        • Water
        • Aurora has extensive experience in the water industry and has worked fs, identify weak spots, providing guidance on system loadings, fault levels, protection coordination, motor starting earthing and arc flash. We also have extensive experience in helping water companies integrating renewalbe power and battery storge technologies into their sites.

        • Power System Analysis
        • Load flow, fault analysis, P28/2 voltage disturbance including flicker and transformer inrush, G5.5 Harmonics, G99 Grid studies, protection coordination, arc flash, dynamic and transient studies and electromagnetic transients.

        • Power System Design
        • Concept selection, contingency analysis, switchgear and transformer specification, SLD preparation, cable sizing, UPS sizing, substation layouts, protection scheme design, wiring modifications for EPC and M&E companies.

        • Power System Earthing
        • Earth potential rise (EPR) calculations and touch and step voltage calculations with either CDEGS or XGSLab, earthing layouts, soil resistivity testing, fall of potential tests, earthing inspections and resistance testing.

        • Power System Consultancy
        • Concept development and decarbonisation strategies, preparations of G99 and National Grid connection applications, review of ICP and vendor proposals, due diligence checks and client representative and failure investigations.

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        • As a consultancy our people are our greatest assets. Please follow the link above to meet the Aurora Team and find out more about us.

        • Careers
        • Are you interested in power system studies and analysis? Would you like to work for Aurora? If so click the above link to see our current vacancies.

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Team

Stephen Sommerville
Director

Stephen Sommerville is the Director of Aurora Power Consulting and has over 20 years of experience in HV and EHV power system analysis and design, gained from working in a number of different industries. Stephen is a specialist in power system studies and has experience of a wide range of packages such as DigSILENT, ETAP, PSCAD, SKM and EMTP-ATP. Stephen is also our resident earthing specialist and has Level 1 certification in CDEGS and XGSLab and has extensive experience in modelling complex HV and EHV earthing systems. When not running the business, or carrying out system studies, Stephen is actively pursuing a PhD in electrical engineering at Brunel University, in Power System Stability and Control.

Dr Peter Rush
Senior Consultant Power Systems Engineer

Dr Peter Rush as a Senior Consultant with over 40 years’ experience in power system analysis and HV electrical design. Peter has a wealth of knowledge across a wide range of aspects of electrical design and analysis. He specializes in power system studies of all types and varieties and has worked across a wide range of industries including Oil & Gas, Transmission & Distribution and the industrial sectors. Peter is an expert in power system protection, and an expert user of ETAP. He is also familiar with DIgSILENT Powerfactory.

Ross Falconer
Consultant Power Systems Engineer

Ross Falconer is a chartered electrical engineer with over 15 years’ experience working in the electrical power systems industry for DNO’s, an ICP, and consultancy companies both in the United Kingdom and in New Zealand. Having completed his undergraduate studies in electrical engineering at Canterbury in New Zealand, he then went on to complete a MSc in Electrical Power Systems at the University of Bath. He has experience of HV and EHV design and power system studies and simulation using DIgSILENT and IPSA as well as earthing studies using the CDEGS design suite. Ross is skilled in the design and analysis of high voltage electrical systems, including both primary plant and secondary protection & control systems, with a particular focus on G99 and Grid Code compliance. As Power System Studies Team Leader, Ross is responsible for leading the System Studies Engineers to produce high-quality reports based on technically sound analysis of electrical power systems that informs our clients in a clear manner, removing uncertainty from their decision making.

Lee Milliken
Senior Power System Engineer

Lee Milliken is a Senior System Studies engineer with over 4 years’ experience in power system analysis and HV electrical design. Lee specializes in power system studies such as loadflow, short circuit, motor starting, harmonics, G99 compliance, transformer energisation, protection coordination studies and arc flash analysis. Lee is familiar with ETAP, DIgSILENT PowerFactory, AMTECH and Matlab/Simulink

Callum Brown
Senior Power System Engineer

Callum Brown is a Senior System Studies engineer with over 4 years’ experience in power system analysis and HV electrical design. Callum specializes in power system studies such as loadflow, short circuit, motor starting, harmonics, G99 compliance, transformer energisation, protection coordination studies and arc flash analysis. Callum is familiar with ETAP, DIgSILENT PowerFactory and AMTECH.

Soumya Roy
Power Systems Engineer

Soumya Roy is a System Studies engineer with over 10 years’ experience in HV design and power system analysis and HV. Soumya has a wide ranging background and extensive experience within the Oil & Gas industry, ranging from LV detail deign up to conceptual design to 132kV. Soumya has a good knowledge of ETAP and AMTECH and is currently gaining experience with using DIgSILENT PowerFactory,.

Sam O'Connell
Associate Senior Consultant Power Systems Engineer

Sam is a specialist in power system protection and has over 13 years of direct experience in this field, gained from working in a number of different industries including T&D, industry and Rail. He has a detailed knowledge of ERACS, ETAP and DIgSILENT and has experience in writing protection device configuration files using tools such as DIGSI, MiCOM S1 Agile, Easergy Studio and ABB PCM600.

Sarath Jayendran
Graduate Engineer

Sarath Jayendran is our 2022 graduate electrical engineer intake, and is currently developing his skills in ETAP and DIgSILENT Powerfactory, as well as learning key aspects of HV (11kV and 33kV) design, such as cable sizing, protection scheme development and equipment specification. He is currently completing and MSc at Birmingham University.

Alan Philip Binu
Graduate Engineer

Alan Philip Binu is our 2022 graduate electrical engineer intake, and is currently developing his skills in ETAP and DIgSILENT Powerfactory, as well as learning key aspects of HV (11kV and 33kV) design, such as cable sizing, protection scheme development and equipment specification. He is currently completing and MSc at Birmingham University.

Zoe Hayward
Office Administrator / Accountant

Zoe Hayward is the office administrator and response for the day-to-day administration duties that are essential to keeping the business operations running smoothly. She is experienced in a number of different areas and manages both the accounts and business development areas.