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Durham Energy Institute


New Statesman: ‘Will the UK’s largest smart grid project revolutionise energy policy?’

(3 December 2012)

The New Statesman has published an article reviewing the 'pioneering smart grid project' the Customer Led Network Revolution, one of Durham Energy Institutes leading projects.


The DEI is one of 4 leading partners in the UKs biggest smart grid project, along with Northern Powergrid, British Gas, and EA Technology. The Customer Led Network Revolution project is trialling smart grid solutions to give customers more flexibility over the way they use and generate electricity. The results will also help industry, network planners, operators, suppliers and policy makers as they plan for a smart grid-enabled future. Making sure the electricity networks can handle the mass introduction of solar PV panels, electric cars and other low-carbon technologies.

The New Statesman has published an article on the pioneering project which is at the forefront of the move towards a low carbon economy.

Download a copy of the New Statesman article <span >‘Will the UK’s largest smart grid project revolutionise energy policy?’. Reproduced by kind permission (26 November 2012)

For further information on the CLNR visit the project website at