September 2014

Tour of Smartgrid At BCIT

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No high-heel or open toed shoes allowed.
Status: Advanced registration is now closed or the event is sold out. For space availability, please contact [email protected] Thank you.
Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Location: BCIT Burnaby Campus 3700 Willingdon Ave Burnaby, BC
Meet at NE3 Small Building (BCIT's AFRESH, Close To NE1)*See map under the details section.
Credit: 2 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $20
APEGBC Burnaby-New Westminster Branch Tour of Smart Microgrid at BCIT.

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Smart Microgrid

In early 2007, BC Hydro and BCIT embarked on a joint research initiative and began the process of designing and constructing Canada's first Smart Power Microgrid at BCIT's Burnaby campus.
The Smart Microgrid Initiative at BCIT advances the state of Smart Grid on a global scale, working to:

  • Chart a "path from lab to field" for cost-effective technologies and solutions for Canada's evolving Smart Electricity Grid.
  • Provide opportunities for electrical utility companies, technology providers and researchers to work together to develop architectures, protocols, configurations and models of the evolving Smart Grid.
  • Enable Canadian researchers to develop and validate technologies required to meet Canada’s priorities for co-generation, efficient transmission and distribution of electricity, load control, demand response, advanced metering and integration of clean energy sources into the existing and future grids.
BCIT's Smart Microgrid is comprised of:
  • Power Plants
  • Loads
  • Command and Control
  • Communication Systems

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