The opportunity for students to engage with industry players in the Power Networks Sector is a key part of the Centre. The partners listed on this page will be providing both input to the research activities of the Centre along with mentoring and personal development opportunities for students at the Centre.
Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission, and rolling stock and infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies.
On YouTube: Alstom - Architecture of a Smart Grid.
Arup is an employee owned independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services.
The ten authorities in Greater Manchester are the first in the country to develop a statutory Combined Authority. The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) was established on the 1st April 2011.
The Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub is a central proposition within Greater Manchester’s proposals for Deal for Cities and part of our growth strategy.
Balfour Beatty is a world class infrastructure services business operating across the infrastructure lifecycle, with leading positions in major markets.
Operating in over 80 countries, in diverse markets and economies, Balfour Beatty provides the assets societies need to function, develop and thrive.
EA Technology is a world leader in products and services which enhance the performance, reliability, safety and cost-efficiency of power assets Our mission is to enable our customers to manage their assets more efficiently, with fewer failures and outages, greater safety and lower costs.
The Centre for Doctoral Training in Power Systems enables EA Technology to significantly develop their research portfolio in a cost-effective way, as well as enabling them to work with the other large company sponsors of the Centre. Furthermore, involvement with the Centre enables EA Technology to offer a more attractive career path to current and potential employees in a way that goes far beyond what an SME can usually offer.
On YouTube: My Electric Avenue - Fully Charged Episode.
EA Technology is the project lead for My Electric Avenue (PDF about the project).
Electricity North West owns, operates and maintains the North West's electricity distribution network, connecting 2.4 million properties, and more than 5 million people in the region to the National Grid.
Their network covers a diverse range of terrain, from isolated farms in rural areas such as Cumbria, to areas of heavy industry and urban populations including Manchester.
Electricity North West delivers more than 23 terawatt hours of electricity each year to their customers in the North West.
- Electricity North West discusses its Low Carbon Networks Fund bid.
- Electricity North West Capacity to Customers project.
E.ON is one of the UK's leading power and gas companies - generating electricity, and retailing power and gas - and is part of the E.ON group, one of the world's largest investor-owned power and gas companies. In the UK E.ON employs around 12,000 people and more than 79,000 worldwide. In addition to its gas, coal and oil-fired power stations E.ON has significant electricity generation from renewable sources including: 21 wind farms, a dedicated biomass plant at Lockerbie and the first wave power generator in the UK.
National Grid owns the Electricity Transmission System in England and Wales, the UK Gas Transmission System and four of the eight regional gas distribution networks in Great Britain. National Grid is also the electricity system operator for Great Britain ensuring that the supply and demand of electricity is kept in balance.
- National Grid - The Future of Energy.
- National Grid - Steve Holliday discusses National Grid's social purpose.
Parsons Brinckerhoff is a global consulting firm assisting public and private clients to plan, develop, design, construct, operate and maintain hundreds of critical infrastructure projects around the world. Parsons Brinckerhoff provides a wide range of services to the global power/energy market, including expertise in power generation, transmission and distribution, building energy services, and underground hydrocarbon storage.
RSSB is a not-for-profit company owned and funded by major stakeholders in the railway industry, but is independent of any one party. RSSB provides support and facilitation for a wide range of cross-industry activities including the industry research and development programmes. RSSB is funded by levies on its members and grants for research from the Department for Transport.
On YouTube: Introducing the Rail Technical Strategy 2012.
Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution (SSEPD) is responsible for maintaining the electricity networks supplying over 3.7 million homes and businesses across central southern England and north of the Central Belt of Scotland. SSEPD owns one electricity transmission network and two electricity distribution networks, comprising 106,000 substations and 130,000km of overhead lines and underground cables across one third of the UK. Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution Limited, and its subsidiaries Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission, Southern Electric Power Distribution and Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution, are all members of the SSE Group.
On YouTube: SSE - Making Energy Better.
Siemens is a global manufacturing company with business interests in Energy, Healthcare, Industrial and Infrastructure and Cities.
On YouTube: The Future of Energy: a complex puzzle of measures.