5G Used to Develop New Energy Systems on Orkney

The Smart Systems Group collaborates with the Heriot-Watt Global Research Innovation and Discovery (GRID) team to secure funding for an energy system digital twin for Orkney. Partnering with members of the ReFLEX project, researchers are using 5G communications technology to create a simulator system aimed at inspiring businesses and residents to get involved in the development of new energy systems.

Heriot-Watt chief entrepreneurial executive David Richardson said: “Our digital twinning system will demonstrate how Orkney’s new energy network will operate, what the different component parts are, how people can interact with it and collaborate to create a genuinely democratised energy system”.

Derek Boyd, interim director at the Glasgow-based Scotland 5G Centre, added: “5G will be an integral part of enabling the smart energy systems of the future, delivering the ultra-reliable, low-latency connectivity that is required to manage these networks.

Source: Energy Voice

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