National Grid, Warwick Uni expand research project

National Grid is expanding its research partnership with the University of Warwick. They have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate further in areas such as electricity transmission asset […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

National Grid is expanding its research partnership with the University of Warwick.

They have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate further in areas such as electricity transmission asset management, gas transmission and cyber security as well as explore new ones like big date and energy storage.

National Grid has also worked with engineers at Warwick to enhance the ability of national transmission networks to use more renewable energy sources.

They have worked in more than £1.5 million worth of research and studentships, helping train young people who are not in education, employment or training to get into work as well as deliver an engineering-centred curriculum to students.

David Wright, Director of electricity transmission asset management said: “National Grid is always looking to innovate, to find new ways of doing things that benefit our customers.

“We know that Warwick is at the forefront in terms of innovative research and an investment that seeks to encourage advancement in engineering and technology is an investment that will pay dividends for everyone in the future. We are keen to continue our positive relationship with the University.”