NAIT research facility to harness public-private partnerships to launch alternative energy solutions

September 10, 2018

Researchers at NAIT are set to help Alberta innovators develop and test low-carbon energy solutions with a new microgrid research facility, which will be funded by a $2M grant from the Government of Alberta. The Distributed Energy Management Initiative, a partnership between NAIT, ATCO, Siemens, and the University of Alberta's Future Energy Systems research program will provide a “plug-and-play” microgrid where energy companies can test and validate their technologies under realistic field conditions. “This funding will help NAIT and its partners to develop new electrical energy solutions, including the adoption of renewable energy into the grid,” said NAIT President Glenn Feltham. “This initiative is important to Alberta’s and Canada’s sustainability – both economic and environmental.” NAIT