GLASGOW, Scotland, June 21 (UPI) -- U.K.-based ScottishPower and the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow have partnered.
The pair announced they have established an Advanced Research Center at the university, with the goal of putting ScottishPower at the forefront of new developments and technologies in its energy networks business.
The partnership, which will receive $300,000 annual funding from ScottishPower, will involve researchers from the university's department of electronic and electrical engineering.
The collaboration aims to develop new technologies that can be put to practical use on ScottishPower's electricity networks. The research will focus on power network development, asset engineering and asset strategy.
"We hope that our partnership with the University of Strathclyde will produce innovative technologies and designs that will help to make a real difference on our electricity networks and benefit our customers," said Dave Roberts, ScottishPower's technology manager.