Smart Street partners

Smart Street project partners

Throughout the Smart Street project we will work with a number of partners and key suppliers who are leading experts in their fields, either in research, technology or customer engagement.

The partners working on the project are Kelvatek, Siemens and Impact Research. Key suppliers include TNEI, the University of Manchester, Queen's University Belfast and the Tyndall Centre.


Kelvatek is the UK leader in low voltage (LV) switching, automation and fault management technology. The Kelvatek team has an exceptional record of bringing innovative product solutions to the power industry through a robust research and development pipeline, combined with unique LV high current test facilities.

Role on project

Kelvatek will supply WEEZAP and LYNX devices and provide support in executing the trials. The company will provide training on the installation and operation of WEEZAP and LYNX. Experienced Kelvatek field teams will attend site to provide advice and on the job training, or support and advice by telephone.


Siemens is one of the world's leading technology vendors of power generation and energy delivery technologies with extensive experience in successfully providing and implementing smart solutions to distribution network operators (DNOs).

Role on project

Siemens is responsible for the supply, installation and configuration of the Smart Street optimisation hardware and software. The company will provide support during execution of the trials and will produce an optimisation implementation strategy for DNOs using other NMS solutions.

Impact Research

Impact Research is a leading marketing and research organisation with extensive experience in customer engagement activities in the UK utilities industry. The company has successfully delivered research for a number of LCN Fund projects.

Role on project

Impact will provide customer engagement and survey activities. Throughout the Impact team will produce reports on customer experience of Smart Street and they will provide learning and dissemination support.


TNEI is experienced in all aspects of power generation, transmission and distribution, with particular expertise in network modelling.

Role on project

TNEI is responsible for the Smart Street network design and for managing the consultation process.

The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester has a high quality research profile and is counted among the leading universities in the world. It is home to one of the UK's leading schools of electrical and electronic engineering for teaching and research.

Role on project

The University of Manchester will deliver three studies as part of the Smart Street project. It will also provide support during the execution of the trials and learning and dissemination support.

Queen’s University Belfast

Queen’s University is one of the UK's leading research-intensive universities and is internationally renowned for the quality and diversity of its research.

Role on project

Queen’s University is responsible for the delivery of two studies as part of the Smart Street project. It will also provide support during the execution of the trials and learning and dissemination support.

The Tyndall Centre

The well respected Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research is part of the University of Manchester.

Role on project

The Tyndall Centre will support our carbon impact assessment work and provide learning and dissemination support.