November 2016

BCIT Smart Grid Tour

Organized by the Burnaby/New Westminster Branch of APEGBC

Status: Advanced registration is now closed or the event is sold out. For space availability, please contact [email protected] Thank you.
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: BCIT Burnaby Campus, 3700 Willingdon Ave, Building NE03-AFRESH, Burnaby, BC
Please see the below for a map and location details.
Credit: 2 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $20 + GST
Contact: [email protected]
Please join the APEGBC Burnaby-New Westminster Branch for a tour of the BC Hydro Smart Microgrid at BCIT. Please see below for more information.

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:
  • Loads
  • Command and Control
  • Communication Systems


  • Please register early to avoid disappointment. We only have 20 spots! Thank you.
  • Due to the limited number of seats, guest registration is not available for this particular event.
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