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
- Command and Control
- Communication Systems
Our designated meeting area for this event is Building SE6, Room 114. Click here for a map of the BCIT Burnaby Campus. Note that north is to the left on this map. There is pay parking available in lots D & F, not far from our meeting area. We would advise attendees to get there early to allow time to sort out parking, and find the meeting room.
The tour starts at the NE3 small building (BCIT's AFRESH, close to NE1).
If you have any questions please contact the Burnaby/New Westminster Branch at [email protected].