Area of Focus
The Centre for Grid Innovation has three main areas of focus:
- Provide a plug-and-play microgrid platform where companies can develop, validate and move products from Technology Readiness Levels 3 to 7.
- Help industry compare energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions of various technologies in the distributed versus traditional electricity sector, through simulations using historical electricity consumption.
- Deliver training to educate utility and industry staff on deployment, maintenance and operation of distributed energy resources.
The Centre for Grid Innovation builds on NAIT’s existing expertise in alternative energy, energy storage, digital sensors and communication.
NAIT’s Centre for Grid Innovation is seeking proposals from Alberta small and medium-sized enterprises who are looking to develop grid innovation and distributed energy management technologies that will lead to economic and societal benefits for Alberta. Learn more
Possession of IP is retained by the industry partner. NAIT does not retain any interest in intellectual property (IP) developed in partnership with industry during the course of research or prototyping activities.