BCIT SMART team, Denesoline build cleaner future for NWT community

August 27, 2019

The British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team has partnered with the Denesoline Corporation Limited to build a renewable energy platform for the Lutsel K’e First Nation Community in the Northwest Territories. A release from BCIT states that the community’s electricity needs are currently provided by diesel generators, which can increase the risk of toxic spills. The proposed hybrid energy platform will help the community transition away from diesel. “Supported by local knowledge, we will be able to develop an accurate picture of the Lutsel K’e community’s energy needs,” said BCIT SMART Director Hassan Farhangi. “This is critical in helping us identify suitable technologies and designing the Microgrid concept.” BCIT (BC)