Micro Grid, Macro Change


Working with industry, government, and utility partners, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has built a leading-edge, smart microgrid system on its Burnaby Campus that allows it to test the renewable energy solutions that will form the future of energy. Smart microgrid systems can power remote communities using renewable energy sources such as sun and wind, reducing reliance on fossil fuels. And BCIT researchers are applying their knowledge to benefit others.

What was once an infrastructure project for the Burnaby campus has become a model for future smart microgrids, with the power to transform communities at home, across Canada and around the world.

BCIT’s Smart Microgrid project is led by Dr. Hassan Farhangi of the Group for Advanced Information Technology (GAIT) in the BCIT Applied Research department.

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