UNB receives $6.2M investment for smart grid technology research

February 1, 2017

The University of New Brunswick has received a $6.2M investment from Emera Inc to establish the Emera & NB Power Research Centre for Smart Grid Technologies. The investment will also fund smart grid research and support an Emera Chair in Smart Grid Technologies at UNB. “Smart grid is the future of electrical power distribution,” said UNB President Eddy Campbell. “This is a compelling example of a strong academic-industry partnership that will fuel innovation and growth in the economy. We are grateful for Emera’s leadership and contribution to advancing research in this area.” The new centre will reportedly facilitate industry partnerships and applied research. UNB