Schneider Electric has won a contract to bring ‘intelligent energy’ to the North West of England.
The company claims around five million people in the region will take advantage of it.
The energy management company will deliver a ‘Distribution Management System’ (DMS) for Electricity North West. The DMS is a suite of applications designed to monitor and control the entire network efficiently and reliably.
It aims to help the region be more energy efficient and support its connections to low-carbon renewable energy sources.
The project is expected to be completed in three years.
Barrie Cressey, Smart Grid Director at Schneider Electric said: “A smarter grid is vital to put the UK on track to meet the European objective of becoming a low-carbon economy by 2050 as well as allowing energy distributors (DNOs) to meet the goals outlined by Ofgem in the new eight year Price Control Period (RIIO-ED1).
“The challenges posed by distributed generation, load growth and an ageing grid are immense but intelligent networks have the power to transform energy throughout the country. There are only a handful of such systems in the UK and it’s hugely exciting to be working on a project of this magnitude.”