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New Zealand Power Industry Innovator Awarded Major Business Contract in UK

New Zealand-based LORD Power Equipment is not one to shy away from hard work when bringing innovative new technologies to the Power Industry.

Six years ago, Managing Director Trevor Lord encountered a humble product poster at a Chicago Power Industry conference that changed his life. Recognising immediately the international potential of the so-called Distribution Fault Anticipation technology (or ‘DFA’) featured on the poster, he conceived of a novel method to bring the DFA to the market and entered into a business arrangement with the Texas-based developer.

“It was a perfect piece of timing,” Mr Lord reflects. “In essence we had a proven and unrivalled device with some 20 years of R&D behind it, but which was only in the early stages of full commercialisation.”

A key feature of the DFA is that faults can be assessed from anywhere, via a secure internet connection. “It was a clever concept.”

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Energy Network Innovation Award 2019

I am delighted to advise that Power and Water's Darwin's DFA Trial has been shortlisted for the 2019 Energy Network Industry Innovation Award.

This award recognises leadership in the design, development and application of a ground-breaking Australian energy network initiative, technology, service, or solution.

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