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.


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.

January 2015 

Saeed Ramezan Jamaat has now joined PNDC as our NPL researcher.

December 2014 

EME Society Visit - 3rd December 2014

please follow link for more details. 

November 2014

The RES Group (Renewable Energy Systems) visited PNDC for a presentation and a tour of the facilities.

 please see news for more details.

November 2014

PNDC were delighted to host Scottish Enterprise’s Smart Grid Workshop on 18th November 2014

please see news for more details.

August  2014

PNDC is now recruiting

Please see our vacancies page for further information.

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