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National Grid Power Systems Research Centre

The centre has six experimental laboratories; three associated with high voltage engineering, one for dielectric materials, one for protection and control, and one for measurements and instrumentation.

The largest HV lab, the Cockcroft Laboratory, has a floor area of 500m2 and includes a 2MV impulse generator, a 800kV AC cascade resonance test set, a 600kV DC test set, a 300kV AC test set and the latest numerical control, instrumentation and monitoring system.

Keywords: 
Power system, Electric and electronics, Energy, Power electronic circuits and systems

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Power Conversion

The Group focuses on advanced electrical machines and power electronic converters using the latest devices and materials, including superconductors to provide more efficient and effective electrical power conversion and control for transport and renewable energy generation, transmission, and distribution. 

Keywords: 
Power system, Electric vehicles, Smart grids

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Electrical Energy and Power Systems

The Group focuses on future networks, with research into the design and operation of power-system plant, transmission networks, and smart low-carbon distribution networks, and the development of HVDC expertise. 

Keywords: 
Smart grids, Electric and electronics, Power system, Power electronics, Power engineering, Energy, Energy industry, Cogeneration, Energy networks