The Power Networks CDT has enabled students to further their research interests while also developing a wide understanding of the sector and enhancing the personal skills that will further their careers.

The Centre brings together engineers, scientists, mathematicians, social scientists, and business experts. Together, this multidisciplinary team has helped us work towards our long term goals of supporting the electrification of energy, especially heat and transport, and encouraging greater use of low energy carbon systems. For that reason, the CDT has attracted people from a variety of academic backgrounds. Low carbon transformation can only be achieved through the provision of highly trained and passionate people in all of the fields mentioned above. That is what this CDT has set out to achieve.

The multidisciplinary and collaborative nature of the training environment has helped develop the knowledge and skills needed for a career at the forefront of power networks research, design development, and management. And with support from leading industrial partners, students have been presented with the perfect opportunity to interact with potential future employers and undertake personal development activities catered to the career they wish to pursue.

Composite cross-arm
Installing the novel composite cross-arm - "the first major improvement in line configuration for decades and is a world leading concept" - Nick Winser, Executive Director of the National Grid.

Did you know?

The European Climate Foundation estimate that the investment required in the European power systems is €50bn per year every year to 2050.

IEEE PES International Conference and Exhibition on "Innovative Smart Grid Technologies".

Download PDF: A Practical Guide to a Prosperous, Low-Carbon Europe

European Climate Foundation Roadmap 2050

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