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.


October 2014

Scott Wanless has now joined PNDC as our new Senior Authorised Person.

October 2014

Islam Omar Rohuma has now joined as a research assistant at PNDC.

October 2014

SSEPD tour of PNDC - - please see our news page for more details.

October 2014

SEAS-NVE visit to PNDC - please see our news page for more details.

September 2014

LCNI Conference - 20-22 October 2014

PNDC will have an exhibition stand at the upcoming LCNI Conference 2014 in Aberdeen.

August  2014

PNDC is now recruiting

Please see our vacancies page for further information.

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

February 2014

New industry collaboration for Power Networks Demonstration Centre

Locamation join as Tier 2 member-  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