November 2017

BCIT Smart Grid Tour

Organized by the Burnaby/New Westminster Branch

Status: Advanced registration is now closed or the event is sold out. For space availability, please contact [email protected] Thank you.
Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM–3:30 PM
(Please arrive 15 minutes early).
Location: BCIT Burnaby Campus, 3700 Willingdon Ave, Building NE03-AFRESH, Burnaby, BC
(Please read full description below for a map and location details).
Presenter: Clay Howey, Research Head
Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team (SMART)
Centre for Applied Research & Innovation (CARI)
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Credit: 2 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $20.00 + GST = $21.00
Contact: If you have questions, please contact [email protected].
Note: Due to the limited number of seats, guest registration is not available for this event.
Please join the Burnaby-New Westminster Branch of Engineers and Geoscientists BC for a tour of the BC Hydro Smart Microgrid at BCIT. Please read the full description for details.

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, and
  • 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:

  1. Loads
  2. Command and Control
  3. Communication Systems


  • 12:45 PM–1:00 PM: Registration/Sign-in
  • 1:00 PM–3:00 PM: Presentation/Tour
  • 3:00 PM–3:30 PM: Questions/Closing


  • BCIT Campus Map
  • Please register early as spaces are limited. Thank you.
  • Due to the limited number of seats, guest registration is not available for this particular event.

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