Fully committed to a low-carbon agenda, Manchester is the U.K.’s largest low carbon center outside of London. Part of the reason is Manchester’s desire to become carbon neutral and its willingness to invest in low carbon technologies and practices. Manchester sits in the middle of the U.K.’s nuclear industry and is home to many nuclear oriented businesses including the Dalton Institute. There’s making power, and then there is transmitting and distributing it. Manchester companies engaged in these midstream activities include Siemens Transmission & Distribution, RXPE Power Engineering, and WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff. Not surprisingly, Manchester is also the home of numerous Smart Grid engineering firms and consultants exporting Manchester experiences and knowledge to the global market.