May 2019

BC Hydro Smart Microgrid 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, May 16, 2019
Time: 12:45 PM–3:30 PM
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 and Innovation (CARI)
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Credit: 2 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Event Price: $10.00 + GST = $10.50.
Contact: Burnaby New/Westminister
Email: [email protected]
Note: Due to the limited number of seats, guest registration is not available for this event.
Important Dates: Please register by Tuesday, April 16, 2019.
Please join the Burnaby/New Westminster Branch for a tour of the BC Hydro Smart Microgrid at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).

Event Description

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, and
  • Communication systems.


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


BCIT Campus Map


  • Due to the limited number of seats registration will be limited to 20 attendees and guest registration will not be available for this event.

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