New transformer procurement concepts in times of high uncertainty and market instability


  • Jose Quintana SP Energy Networks
  • Wilson Smith SP Energy Networks
  • Mateja Cepin Kolektor Etra



Transformer, Procurement, Standardisation, CPA, Supply chain


New and proactive strategies are required in utilities and other transformer purchasers to ensure delivery of transformer capital investment plans in the current times of market saturation and various supply chain issues. Close collaboration with suppliers and adaptative and flexible engineering and commercial initiatives need to be implemented from as early stage in the project lifecycle as definition of requirements and tendering. This paper presents the strategy adopted by SP Energy Networks, and one of their main suppliers of power transformers, Kolektor Etra, in this regard.


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