In a UK Government announcement yesterday, Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC), as part of the University of Strathclyde, was named as a part of one of four centres of excellence for Driving the Electric Revolution (DER).

Business Secretary and COP26 President Alok Sharma announced a £36.7 million investment to design, test and manufacture electric machines in some of the UK’s most polluting industries.

£30 million will be split between four centres, including PNDC and the National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland (NMIS), which will bring together climate change pioneers to research and develop green electric machines, including planes, ships and cars.

Richard Knight, Director for Strategy and Technology at PNDC, said:

The PNDC has been researching, testing and validating innovative technologies and solutions to accelerate low carbon energy networks for over seven years. We look forward to the opportunity to utilise our unique capabilities to support addressing the challenge in supporting the UK to reach its net-zero targets while building on our experience in working across multi-vector energy systems.

Read the full UK Government’s press release here: