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Smarter Grid Solutions Appoints New CTO to Drive Long-term Product Strategy

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Global energy software provider Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) is driving its ambitious product program forward with the appointment of Euan Davidson to Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

SGS’s software solutions connect clean energy producers and low carbon technologies to the grid, helping grid operators tackle the climate emergency and moving the grid and the market towards net zero carbon emissions.

Based in Glasgow, Euan will take a lead role in advancing its Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) software products to meet the demand of Distributed Energy Resource (DER) customers. This includes energy asset owners, energy as a service providers, virtual power plant operators and system operators.

The new role will see him develop SGS’s product range and drive new business with energy asset operator, distribution wires utility and microgrid customers. He will also look at broadening the application of SGS’s products to a wider set of value streams in smart, clean and resilient energy systems.

Since joining SGS in 2012 as its first R&D engineer, Euan has contributed to the delivery of the firm’s research, product, system delivery and market strategies. He has led significant projects, including SGS’s first product delivery in Germany.

Brent Marshall, CEO at Smarter Grid Solutions said: “We are currently working towards an ambitious program of product releases to meet the needs of our markets and customers. Euan not only possesses the deep technical expertise to pursue world-class solutions, but has a vision which aligns with our technology and product roadmaps.

“We have already enabled the management of over 425 MW of DER and delivered over €200 million of savings to our customers worldwide. We aim to have a total 3GW of clean energy assets under control in 2021 and Euan’s work will be instrumental in achieving this.”

Euan Davidson, CTO at Smarter Grid Solutions said: “It’s an exciting time to be taking the reins on technology development at such an innovative company. Right now the climate emergency is of utmost importance and we are carrying out essential work to decarbonize and balance grid supply and demand.

“We are going through an extraordinary period of growth, reaching new markets including Canada and India. I am excited to lead SGS’s range of DERMS solutions and continue to deliver green energy innovation to our customers on a global scale.”