Power Networks Demonstration Centre

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The Power Networks Demonstration Centre is a venture between the University of Strathclyde, Scottish Enterprise, the Scottish Funding Council, Scottish Power and Scottish and Southern Energy aimed at accelerating the adoption of novel research and technologies into the electricity industry.

Building the next generation of electricity networks requires collaborating teams; we contribute to this diversity by employing staff with diverse academic and industrial backgrounds as well as collaborating in every stage of R&D with all our members. This pooling capacity added to PNDC’s unique facilities allows us to play a key role in the development of our industry. The centre is part of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

To learn more about our research, please feel free to visit our Youtube Channel or download our PNDC Brochure.

To learn more about our  unique, reconfigurable 11kV/400V network, please watch the video below:






Our Vision

To provide a purpose built platform for researching and developing state of the art electrical transmission, distribution and generation innovation.

To provide a realistic and controllable test bed for the development of emerging technologies that will support the realisation of a de-carbonised grid.

To create a rapid technology pipeline accelerating the proving and deployment of integrated solutions.


July 2015

PNDC are looking for a Researcher and Technician. For further information please go to our vacancies page.

July 2015

The University of Strathclyde and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) are now seeking excellent NPL-PhD Studentships in the field of measurements within power systems.

January 2015 

Chief Operating Officer joins the PNDC

Alan Dunn, a transmission and distribution digital systems professional and engineer, with 20 years’ experience in the industry, has taken up the post at PNDC.

For more information please follow this link.

Contact PNDC

For more information please contact

Power Networks Demonstration Centre
University of Strathclyde
62 Napier Road
G68 0EF
United Kingdom

t: +44 (0)1236 617161