More about the Partners
Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN) owns the electricity transmission and distribution networks in Central and Southern Scotland (SP Transmission and SP Distribution), and the distribution network in Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and Shropshire (SP Manweb), serving 3.5 million customers. SPEN’s networks comprise 30,000 electricity substations, 40,000 kilometres of overhead power lines and 70,000 kilometres of underground cables.
SPEN’s parent company ScottishPower is part of the international Iberdrola group.
We, Community Energy Scotland (CES), are involved in the community engagement part of the project, discussing with community groups and interested parties and supporting their involvement.
Smarter Grid Solutions is a Glasgow-based company offering innovative Active Network Management platforms, applications and services to help energy network operators get more from their power grids.
Using real-time monitoring and control, its systems allow the connection of more renewable energy around existing network constraints without the need for additional infrastructure.
Internationally-recognised for excellence in research in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, the University of Strathclyde provides academic oversight of the ARC project as well as collating and evaluating data to identify the best connection options for potential community energy schemes.
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