Powelectrics signs up to SEND

Powelectrics of Tamworth is working with Keele University through the Smart Energy Network Demonstrator (SEND)* programme to develop improved data monitoring for the new generation of smart energy networks

Powelectrics was the first Staffordshire business to sign up to Keele University’s SEND Research, Development and Innovation programme.  With over 25 years of experience, Powelectrics specialises in telemetry solutions connecting thousands of different sensors used in a broad range of industries.  The company develops and supplies technology that interfaces to sensors in industrial environments and communicates the readings allowing the data to be viewed remotely through web portals and trigger alarms if required.  Powelectrics have identified a need for user-configurable dashboards that summarise and visualise this sensor data.

Dave Oakes, Sales Director of Powelectrics, said: "We’re keen to empower end users to apply the data they get from advanced telemetry & IIOT to improve the efficiency & reliability of their operations & systems, so the opportunity to work with Keele University is the perfect way for us to explore solutions to  these challenges."

This project with Keele University aims to expand Powelectric’s solutions capabilities, extending market potential for the company.

SEND Director Prof. Zhong Fan commented: "This is great news as we want to work with quality companies across Staffordshire to ensure our Smart Energy Network Demonstrator not only sets the pattern for future smart networks, but enables businesses in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire to seize the huge opportunities that the emergence of smart energy solutions provide."

Keele University is at the forefront of smart energy networks and through its SEND programme is seeking further partners from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent who want to develop a broad range of new products and services for smart energy networks.  Companies benefit from a full-time person for research, development and innovation for three years as well as access to the University’s smart network, the expertise of University specialists and other SEND partners.  

Interested companies should contact the University’s Business Gateway on 01782 733001 or business.gateway@keele.ac.uk.

For further information regarding Powelectrics, please visit their website: www.powelectrics.co.uk.

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*The SEND project (ref: 32R16P00706) is part-funded from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds England Growth Programme 2014-2020, and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).