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Port of Blyth

Analyse the power usage in the Port of Blyth and find ways to reduce wasted energy.

Analysis of Port Electricity Usage

The Port of Blyth has a high electrical energy demand spread across its estate.  There are various offices. workshops, warehouses, and external connection points used by the Port and a diverse portfolio of tenants who have differing power requirements.

The Port installed a monitoring system across the distribution network to monitor power usage in 2023 and now wishes to carry out an analysis of the data to understand the energy use distribution. The Port also installed two solar arrays in 2023 and would like to assess their effect.

In this project, the intern will analyse, review and assess the Port’s electricity usage, to map out the usage over the distribution network, identify areas of high usage, potential waste, and areas for improvement. The outputs of this project will assist in reducing the Port’s energy footprint and route to net zero.


Key skills and interests

  • Self-motivation
  • Organisation
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical skills
  • Renewable energy
  • Electrical engineering


Host company information

The Port of Blyth, which is the operating division of Blyth Harbour Commission, is a modern, successful Trust Port that works for the benefit of its stakeholders to develop and maximise the long term sustainability of the Port.  To achieve this, the Port has made significant investments in port facilities and stakeholder projects to develop a diverse trade base and create a major subsea and offshore energy hub. This has attracted major companies focused on this sector, together with major offshore support vessel operators and associated supply chain companies.

Address: Commissioner’s House, Wensleydale Terrace, Blyth, Northumberland NE24 3DY
Key contact: Graham Bell

Visit the Port of Blyth website for more information about the host company

CREST Awards

This project has been designed to help students achieve a GOLD CREST Award. Download the CREST project guide to help you

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