Mackay visits Smarter Grid Solutions

Derek Mackay, the Scottish Government's Cabinet Secretary for Finance, visited the head office of Smarter Grid Solutions earlier this week.

Mackay visits Smarter Grid Solutions

The visit on Wednesday (5 September) coincided with the start of the company’s 10th year of trading. The firm is a leading provider of distributed energy resource management system (DERMS) software for major utilities across the world.

During his visit Mr Mackay spoke to senior figures within the organisation including chief executive, Jim Kent, where he highlighted the importance of the company’s role in building of the smart energy infrastructure in Scotland and globally.

Mr MacKay also spoke to various members of the organisation to understand the complexity and scale of the firm’s operations in managing over 300MW of renewable energy in the UK and Europe, its growth in North America and new partnerships in Australia, South Africa, the Middle East and India.

Jim Kent said: “It was a pleasure and privilege to be joined by Mr Mackay yesterday, to introduce him to our company and the work we are doing to advance the adoption of renewable energy and other low carbon resources onto the grid.”

Mr Mackay added: “I was delighted to visit Smarter Grid Solutions to see a world leading company serving customers globally from Glasgow. I have been impressed with its ambition and plans to grow through continued investment in its products, underlying technology and people. Smarter Grid Solutions is innovating and developing products to address customer problems and opportunities.”


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