The centre will provide a set of advisory services, which include strategies related to advanced metering infrastructure deployment, electricity market restructuring and grid infrastructure impact to market potential assessments on the technical and business aspects of smart grids.

DNV KEMA CEO David Walker said, "The CoE will enable DNV KEMA to apply its global experience to support the Asia Pacific energy market in building a solid and more sustainable energy future.

"We have been actively developing technologies, knowledge and market models to help governments and energy industry players overcome the complexities of these promising developments so they can reap the benefits of their investments." Walker added.

DNV KEMA Clean Technology Centre managing director Sanjay Kuttan said that the opening of CoE shows DNV KEMA’s first step towards building a presence in the Asia Pacific region.

"We aim to help Asia implement the right technologies to address the challenges related to its power systems, focusing particularly on smart solutions to increase reliability." Kuttan added.