A SCOTTISH software firm has announced a new enterprise licence that will see it expand across the UK.

Smarter Grid Solutions will join up with UK utility giant Western Power Distribution (WPD).

The move will enable WPD to deploy Smarter Grid Solutions’ world-leading ANM Strata software across its entire network area in South Wales, the South West and the East and West Midlands.

Smarter Grid Solutions describes ANM Strata as “a highly flexible and scalable Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS)software platform for wide-area coordination and control”.

Brent Marshall, chief operating officer of Smarter Grid Solutions, said: “This new agreement marks a major change in how utilities are deploying our software as they roll-out our products to meet their customers’ demands.

“The licence provides WPD with a platform to also meet emerging and future system needs, including management of battery storage and electric vehicle charging”.