Smarter Grid Solutions opens R&D labs in Scotland and US

8 November 2018 (Last Updated November 8th, 2018 16:53)

Smarter Grid Solutions has opened research and development (R&D) laboratories in Scotland and the US to speed-up product development. 

Smarter Grid Solutions has opened research and development (R&D) laboratories in Scotland and the US to speed-up product development.

Located at the company’s Glasgow and New York offices, the two R&D labs are connected to create a single virtual development environment. This will allow improved collaboration between the development teams based in these offices.

The investment in the R&D labs will help assist the company in developing its new generation of products.

At the new laboratories, Smarter Grid Solutions will test the scaling of its technology to a wider network of distributed energy resource devices.

Smarter Grid Solutions chief technology officer Dr Bob Currie said: “The investment that Smarter Grid Solutions has made to establish the laboratories and a single virtual R&D team underpins our commitment to developing and releasing the next generation of our products.

“These laboratories will allow us to accelerate our product development in the rapidly growing market for distributed energy resource management systems.”

“Having successfully transitioned from a project-led to a product-led business, these laboratories will allow us to accelerate our product development in the rapidly growing market for distributed energy resource management systems.”

The company’s technology is deployed by customers in distributed energy resource management projects across the UK, Europe, US, and Canada.

Recently, Smarter Grid Solutions’ technology found takers in New York, California and Arizona in the US, with the client base mainly including utilities.

Additionally, the company completed deployments sponsored by the US Department of Energy and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

Through an international network of offices, the company provides solutions to distribution utilities, network operators, and energy resource providers.