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We are committed to the development of strategic partnerships with businesses, industry and the not-for-profit sector that will enhance impactful research and high quality funded research. We are also open to strategic collaborations with high quality academic establishments that will enhance opportunities for large-scale funded projects, DTCs and staff exchanges.

Members of the Smart Power Networks theme have strong links with the electricity industry in the UK as well as international links across Europe, China and the USA. The research draws on the disciplines of electrical power engineering, control engineering, optimisation theory, high-performance computing and ICT. Computer models and optimisation algorithms developed by members of this theme have been implemented in over 35 utility companies in seven countries.

Internationally leading research collaborators:

  • Sichuan University, Tsinghua University and CEPRI, China;
  • University of Oklahoma, USA;
  • Nester R&D, Portugal;
  • RTE, France

Key UK-based industrial collaborators:

  • National Grid,
  • GE,
  • Intel and
  • Nortech

Please contact us and visit our Business pages to find out about collaborating with our experts.