ADVANTAGE: Advanced Communications and Information processing in smart grid systems

Smart grid engineers understand the power network that the smart grid is designed for and how to communicate and process data concerning the power grid, so that it can be controlled effectively.

The ITN (Initial Training Network) ADVANTAGE is a major inter-disciplinary and inter-sectoral project between power and communications engineering research and development communities. It will train the next generation of engineers and scientists, leading to the development of smart grid technology within Europe and internationally. This 4 year research programme is led and co-ordinated by the University of Edinburgh.

Smart Grid systems represent a significant new technology to provide more energy efficient power delivery systems that reduce carbon emissions and can handle a mix of energy sources from small scale renewable energy to large power stations. The design and implementation of the smart grid will be very complex, involving a large number of systems, layers and relationships. In order to make the infrastructure of smart grid systems work effectively, engineers need to be trained to have a detailed understanding of both power engineering and communications issues.

This ITN project is a major interdisciplinary project between both power and communications engineers to train the next generation of engineers and scientists that will lead the development of this technology both within Europe and Internationally.

Further Information: 

Please view the Project ADVANTAGE welcome video, which includes an introduction from Professor John Thompson.

You can read more on the Project ADVANTAGE website.

ADVANTAGE (Advanced Communications and Information processing in smart grid systems)
Advanced Communications and Information processing in smart grid systems

Project Website: 

Principal Investigator: 

Professor John Thompson

Research Institutes: 

  • Digital Communications

Research Themes: 

  • Communications
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