Power Systems

Aranca's clients in the power systems domain include equipment suppliers for conventional power, power solution providers, HV/LV products, manufacturers of transformers and other power generation equipment, utilities, component suppliers, universities and law firms who leverage the extensive experience of our qualified team of electrical engineers with specialization in domains like power plants, electrical machines and control systems among other areas.

Aranca has executed over 350 IP research projects covering prior art searches, tech landscape studies, support for R&D strategy roadmaps, and IP monetization among other IP research services. Some of the sub-domains covered by our team include technology segments like power plant equipment, energy transmission & distribution, alternate energy, AC/DC motors, utility meters, load balancing techniques, transformers, soot blower, combustion control, energy losses/optimization and remote monitoring solutions.

Track Record


350+ IP Research Projects conducted

350+

Projects conducted.

250+ Power system products and technologies covered

250+

Power system products and technologies covered by our analysts.

30+ Power Systems IP Research Clients

30+

Clients including OEMs, electrical products suppliers, power distributors, and network providers.

150,000+ Man hours of Power Systems Research experience

150,000+

Man hours of research experience.

Domain Expertise

Significant breadth and depth of experience across the Power Systems domain.


Generation

  • Turbines/ Prime Movers
  • Energy Couplers (Shafts)
  • Alternators/ DC Generators
  • Grid Synchronization Systems
  • Step-up Transformers

Transmission & Sub-Transmission

  • Grid Interconnection
  • Asynchronous Tie – HVAC/ HVDC
  • Feeder Sub-Stations
  • Step-down Transformers
  • Auxiliary Power Supply/ Battery Bank

Distribution & Utility

  • Distribution Network (Radial/ Ring Main)
  • Distributor Transformer/ GIS
  • Load Discrimination (Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Traction)
  • Demand Management System

Control & Metering

  • Bay and Station Control
  • Switch Gears & Circuit Breakers
  • Power Metering & Feedback Systems
  • Load Management/ Power Compensation
  • Control Software ( SCADA, PMU)

Power System Security

  • System Contingency Management
  • Cyber Networks
  • Firewalls & Alarms
  • Data Analysis & Threat Management
  • Energy Theft Detection & Alarm

Electrical Safety

  • Insulations
  • Natural Disaster Management
  • Fault Protection Schemes
  • Fault Monitoring, Alarming & Clearing
  • System Backups

Examples of Our Work in Power Systems


Technology Intelligence


R&D Strategy Roadmaps

  • Technology analysis to understand opportunities for a new coolant system used in transformers above 400 KV
  • Comparative analysis of various methods of tracking operating frequencies of synchronous generators
  • Growth potential assessment for a sensor material with application in Internet of Things (IoT)

White Space Analysis

  • Identification of performance gaps with existing auxiliary supply systems in substations
  • Identification of challenges during implementation of power system islanding
  • Identification of various cyber attacks in power system happened over past few years, their nature and vulnerability

Technology Landscape | Innovation Focus

  • R&D growth analysis for use of Silicon Anodes in Li-Ion Battery and identify key players working on it
  • Identification of cyber-security technologies required in smart homes
  • Understand research focus of companies working on power metering at distribution entity

Monetizing Existing Technical Know-how

  • Valuation of patent portfolio related to the advanced lead acid battery suitable for stationary applications
  • Assessment of value of a patent portfolio related to network firewalls in hands of a power system products manufacturer
  • Fair market value assessment for a patent portfolio related to the transformer less inverter

Technology Scouting and Acquisition

  • Identification of universities/ research centers researching on insulation materials used above 230 KV
  • Identification of various technologies to measure transmission losses due to interference
  • Target identification for new electrode assembly for batteries

Product Design for Emerging Technologies/ Markets

  • Technology support for designing algorithms for fault detection using positive and zero sequence impedance
  • Feasibility analysis for upgrading input voltage levels of the invertors used in Data Centers
  • Feasibility analysis for implementing cyber-security solutions in existing products of a company

IP Strategy


Prosecution Support

  • Novelty search for an invention related to the use of amorphous metals for construction of transformer core
  • Patentability study for technology related to high voltage DC cables
  • Patent drafting for a invention related to light dimmer circuit containing thyristor

Prior Art Searches

  • FTO study related to a new fire protection feature in switchgears for gas insulated substations in US and Europe jurisdiction
  • FTO study for related to a system and method for detecting frequency imbalance, in US, Europe, India, and China jurisdictions
  • Invalidation study of a patent related to method of controlling temperature in induction heating

Portfolio Analysis

  • Patent quality assessment for a portfolio related to bay and station control
  • Evidence of Use analysis for a SF6 circuit breaker with independent claim of the subject patent
  • Short listing of patents, from a portfolio, that map with IEC 60269 standard for fuses

Technology/ Patent Landscape

  • Competitive landscape & benchmarking study in domain of electrical connectors
  • Patent landscape study related to electrical drives used in traction motors
  • Analysis of patent protection schemes of competitors for portfolio related to isolation transformers

Licensing Program Support

  • In-licensing support for a fire protection feature in switchgears
  • Identify potential targets for licensing a PMU software
  • Out licensing support for portfolio related to elements used in contactors

M&A Support

  • Company profiling and IP portfolio analysis of a company manufacturing equipment related to Transmission & Distribution
  • Target company identification for in-licensing portfolio related to fault protection schemes
  • Due-diligence of IP portfolio of a submersible pump manufacturer for purpose of M&A

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