About the PNDC

  • Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, visits the PNDC

Established in 2013, the PNDC is a unique facility offering a platform to accelerate the deployment and integration of energy networks and technologies through our advanced capabilities in system integration and collaborative industrial research.

Government, industrial and academic partners founded the PNDC to connect key stakeholders through every stage of the deployment process and enable innovation through collaboration. We perform accelerated technology testing in a controlled, real-world environment alongside a rich portfolio of research programs across all aspects of the energy system.

At the PNDC, we leverage our highly-skilled research team, academic connections with the University of Strathclyde, state-of-the-art network assets and simulation systems to bridge the gap between ideas and deployment.

Our strategic drivers concentrate on three primary research focus areas, namely, digital substation, control room of the future, and integrated energy systems. Along with our focus areas, we have our Core Research Programme, which consists of six areas where we apply our knowledge and expertise.