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.


August  2014

PNDC is now recruiting

Please see our vacancies page for further information.

August 2014

New  Technician

Gordon Jackson has now joined PNDC staff .

July 2014

New Research Associate

Kyle Jennett has now joined PNDC staff to work on Protection and Control projects.

June 2014

Chief Executive Officer of the PNDC

David Rutherford, a senior power sector professional and engineer with 30 years’ experience in the industry has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the PNDC.

For more information please follow this link

May 2014

Engage with Strathclyde held at the PNDC – 1st May 2014

The Power Networks Demonstration Centre hosted a successful showcase and ‘speed workshop’


February 2014

New industry collaboration for Power Networks Demonstration Centre

Locamation join as Tier 2 member-  press release

November 2013

LCNF Conference - 13th-14th November 2013

Campbell Booth and Federico Coffele  both attended the LCNF conference in Brighton, in November.

For more information on the LCNF conference 2013 please click here.

October 2013

Check out our latest workshop video

May  2013

We are Officially Open!

We were officially opened on the 15th May 2013 by Scotland's First Minister - press release

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