Toronto, ON, Canada — (METERING.COM) — August 30, 2013 – With support from the province of Ontario, Ryerson University’s Centre for Urban Energy will build an innovative smart grid laboratory to serve as a hub for researchers and provide a collaborative facility for testing and demonstrating smart grid ideas and products for local institutions.
“Not only will the lab play an important role in creating future smart grid technologies, it will also give our students wonderful experiential learning opportunities that will educate the next generation of engineers,” said Sheldon Levy, president of Ryerson University.
Building a smarter grid is an important part of the Ontario government’s plan to modernize the electricity system in the province and provide clean, reliable and affordable power to consumers.
The province is currently accepting applications for the second round of funding from the Smart Grid Fund program, which supports Ontario-based projects that test, develop and bring to market the next generation of smart grid solutions. This round of funding will support advanced energy technology projects, such as energy storage and electric vehicle integration.