URegina to develop microgrid system that will “open a range of possibilities” for exploring renewable energy

August 15, 2022
The University of Regina has received over $900K funding from Prairies Economic Development Canada to develop the space and infrastructure for a microgrid. URegina states that the microgrid – a self-sustaining electrical grid that brings together generation, consumption, storage, and control – would act as a living lab for research and teaching. “It will open a range of possibilities for students and researchers interested in the renewable energy sector,” said URegina Associate Professor Dr Irfan Al-Anbagi. Al-Anbagi further noted that the university is well positioned to lead innovation and training efforts for achieving net-zero emissions in regions that rely primarily on coal or have difficulty with transitioning to low carbon solutions. URegina (SK)