Scottish-based smart grid company Smarter Grid Solutions is showing its commitment to the US market with its New York branch office becoming the first associate member of the New York State Smart Grid Consortium (NYSSGC).

The NYSSGC, which is a public-private partnership to help drive implementation of the smart grid across the state, recently opened the membership category to engage with the “emerging companies and technologies that are helping to drive grid modernisation in New York”, the consortium stated.

Headquartered in Glasgow, in the UK, Smarter Grid Solutions opened an office in Brooklyn to tap into the North American smart grid market’s need for expanded grid capacity with its range of distributed energy solutions. [Read- US smart grid: the UK tech companies moving into America]

The company is working with Con Edison on a project funded by New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to model and simulate microgrid applications for the New York metro area.

Dr. Bob Currie, chief technology officer and co-founder of Smarter Grid Solutions, said: “Associate membership of the consortium provides emerging companies such as ours with the opportunity to engage with key decision makers in the state.”

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