GRIDSERVE is opening a new innovation and technology facility. The GRIDSERVE Innovation and Operations Centre (GIOC) in Swindon will also be home to the newly formed GRIDSERVE Technologies following the acquisition of Silver Power Systems (SPS), a leading IOT edge computing business, specialising in the technology-agnostic integration of battery data, analytics, telematics, monitoring and control systems.

The new GRIDSERVE Technologies team will combine SPS’ expertise and knowledge in proprietary IOT edge computing systems, with GRIDSERVE’s mission to deliver sustainable energy on the scale needed to move the needle on climate change. The opening of the GIOC, with GRIDSERVE Technologies at its core, will give the business substantial additional capabilities, allowing it to further optimise the performance of all components of its charging networks more efficiently and accurately than ever before.

Toddington Harper, GRIDSERVE CEO, said: “Efficiency and innovation are key to delivering net zero transport within the timeframes available to us to move the needle on climate change. In opening the GRIDSERVE Innovation and Operations Centre and announcing the formation of GRIDSERVE Technologies, we are taking big steps forward to harness the power that technology and data can deliver for the EV transition.

“The greater the knowledge and integration we can achieve both within our teams and throughout the full Sun-to-Wheel ecosystem, the better the service, innovation, and customer experience we can deliver across our charging networks and partner locations. The GIOC also provides a substantial step forward in GRIDSERVE being able to seamlessly innovate in a shared space, with the GRIDSERVE Technologies team’s vast experience in delivering real-time, technology-agnostic, performance-enhancing monitoring and control solutions, being placed at the centre of GRIDSERVE.

Pete Bishop, CTO of GRIDSERVE Technologies, and founder of Silver Power Systems, said: “We’re hugely excited about what we can achieve together and the opening of GIOC in Swindon. The additional resources and investment will enable GRIDSERVE Technologies to further accelerate our unique technology development to better support GRIDSERVE’s platform and our customers. We’ve been welcomed with open arms and have been smoothly integrated into the GRIDSERVE team, allowing us to carry on delivering during the transition, with a renewed focus and significantly enlarged ambition.”