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November 1, 2013 | Three Across

Smoothing the Bumps in Energy Reliability: ECE explores energy storage for sustainability

Subject:  smart grid   Heating up buildings in the winter, cranking up the air conditioner in the summer and lighting up our work places are routine events in our daily rhythm, but what would happen if the energy powering these activities was not there when you needed it?  UBC operations and ECE faculty together with the industry partners Alpha Technologies and Corvus Energy are grappling with the need for affordable, sustainable energy.

October 30, 2013 | Three Across

Joining BC's Electric Vehicle Cloud: ECE’s Kaiser building powers transportation of UBC’s fleet

Subject:  smart grid Music, pictures and video are common uses for cloud storage. Now the province of BC is adapting the cloud paradigm to collect the data of over 450 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. With statistics on when, where and for how long EVs are charging, decision makers with the province and at BC Hydro can better plan how to provide the energy for this clean mode of transportation while reducing the need for expensive infrastructure and power generation upgrades.

May 29, 2013 | Student Achievements, Three Across

Welcome to our visiting students from IIT-Jodhpur!

This summer, five students from the Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur (IIT-J) will be joining ECE to collaborate on projects from the Campus as a Living Lab (CLL) initiative. The five visiting students, Rinku Meena, Rahul Malav, Rajat Jain, Yogendra Goyal and Junaid Masood, met with faculty members to discuss potential projects at an informal welcome last Friday.

April 18, 2013 | Three Across

New partnership supports smart grid research

Subject:  smart grid Prof. Andre Ivanov (ECE), Fred Kaiser (Alpha), Brent Perry (Corvus), Prof. Stephen Toope (UBC President), and Pierre Ouillet (UBC VP Finance)  

April 18, 2013 | Three Across

Vancouver campus deploys new $5.1M ‘smart grid’ energy storage system

Subject:  smart grid UBC President Stephen Toope today unveiled a new energy storage system, or prototype smart grid, created in partnership with Alpha Technologies Ltd. and Corvus Energy. The project integrates one megawatt hour of stored energy — enough to power an average home for 1,000 hours — into a power grid that supports three major campus facilities.

April 18, 2013 | Three Across

Partnering with UBC’s Living Lab: interview with Victor Goncalves, Director of Research and Systems Engineering at Alpha Technologies

Subject:  smart grid How will participating in UBC’s Campus as a Living Lab help to answer key research and development questions for Alpha Technologies?

February 13, 2013 | Student Achievements, Three Across

Sustainable Power and Student Projects | Feb. 14

Subject:  smart grid Jeff Giffin and Dianna Foldi from UBC Project Services will join us to discuss the Bioenergy Research and Development Facility. Two students who are currently completing their capstone projects at the facility will discuss their research. Naz Houshmand's capstone investigates the benefits of voltage optimization & power factor correction at the building level and Yohan Jeon's capstone considers the dynamic modelling of the Nexterra/GE Generator on UBC Campus.

December 6, 2012 | Three Across

ECE’s Smart Grid: An Interview with Dr. Andre Ivanov

Subject:  smart grid As a UBC student with experience in writing but no knowledge of engineering, I was selected as the ideal person to speak to a broader public about the Living Lab and ECE’s thermo-electric smart grid project.

October 27, 2011 | Three Across

Smart Like A Fox

Subject:  smart grid   A discussion with: Professor Emeritus KD Srivastava Professor José Martí Adjunct Professor Ebrahim Vaahedi, Chief Operation Technology, BC Hydro Research Engineer Paul Lusina Master’s student, Shahzad Rostamirad

September 21, 2011 | Three Across

A Smart Thermo-Electric Grid

Subject:  smart grid Linked to the UBC Living Lab initiative, this project is looking at real-time energy generation, distribution, storage and consumption on campus to develop methods and strategies to optimize the system and meet UBC’s green house gas emissions goals. As part of the Living Lab, ECE will pursue collaborations with industry to provide rich research opportunities for students and faculty, using the University’s physical infrastructure itself as a test bed for new ideas and a demonstration site for innovative technologies.

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