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SSE Enterprise Telecoms joins forces with Synaptec to enable real-time analysis of UK energy networks, paving the way for smart grids and a more sustainable energy supply

SSE Enterprise Telecoms and Synaptec have announced a a technical partnership to deploy Synaptec’s unique passive sensor networks into existing fibre infrastructure. The partnership means SSE Enterprise Telecoms will be ideally positioned to deliver greater visibility and control of increasingly complex and distributed networks more affordably and conveniently.  This will lead to improved wide-area protection, […]

Synaptec celebrates winning competitive funding scheme to expand data capacity

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Energy tech innovator Synaptec has been announced as one of a handful of successful awardees of the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund, a win which will enable the company to offer in depth data and analytics to the global energy industry. The Glasgow-based company had to present a detailed case to the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund which is […]

Synaptec secures £2.9 million investment to grow unique electrical network control technology

Energy tech pioneer expanding after £2.9m investment

Synaptec has secured second-round funding led by Foresight and Williams Advanced Engineering through the Foresight Williams Technology EIS fund – a collaboration between Williams Advanced Engineering and Foresight Group. The multi-million pound investment was secured after two years of consecutive growth and major utilities wins demonstrated how Synaptec’s unique distributed sensing technology can provide unprecedented […]

Spotlight on energy tech as Science Minister visits Synaptec

Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, Chris Skidmore, visited Synaptec’s offices last week to explore how the company’s distributed sensing technology is revolutionising the management of electrical power systems in the Transmission and offshore renewables sectors. Mr Skidmore was invited to meet Synaptec – spunout only 4 years ago from the University […]

Distributed sensor technology set to benefit electrical network operators

Pioneering light-speed tech innovation offers new levels of protection, monitoring and control for electrical network operators A new distributed sensor technology called Refase™ dramatically reduces the cost and complexity of circuit protection for hybrids and multi-end feeders and improves remote fault response. By leveraging the speed, bandwidth and range of the optical fiber already available […]