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Summer 2015 European Energy Innovation


Accelerating Smart Grid Innovation

The purpose built Power Networks Demonstration Centre in Scotland is playing a critical role in accelerating
the European Electricity Networks Smart Grid Agenda.

Delivering the future The UK is largely viewed as a development and demonstration
low carbon electricity leader in this transition and facility founded by the University
network is a key this is in part attributable to of Strathclyde, Scottish Enterprise,
strategic challenge for the large investment that is Scottish Funding Council and
the energy sector. With global being undertaken in research founding members Scottish
populations increasing and the and development through Power Energy Networks and
shift to electrification of transport, regulatory and other funding Scottish and Southern Energy
the growing demand for mechanisms. One such facility Distribution. The Centre brings
renewable power sources to be that is taking R&D a step further together academics, engineers
integrated into the existing grid is the purpose built Power and technologists to define and
has become a serious challenge Networks Demonstration Centre execute research, development,
to achieving a national and in Glasgow, Scotland. and demonstration projects that
international vision of low carbon will help shape the electricity
energy. The Centre is an innovative industry of the future.
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