CEER puts the School of Energy at the Centre of Energy Education and Research in BCThe School of Energy’s boiler, co-generation and industrial instrumentation facility is a significant part of infrastructure construction happening at BCIT.
The facility forms the basis of the Centre for Energy Education and Research (CEER). Highlights of the new multi-million dollar energy studies centre include:
- The cleanest operating boiler in Western Canada, with controls to minimize emissions and maximize energy efficiency aligning us with the BC Government’s clean energy mandate.
- A 300 kW electrical generator to harness the output from the boiler as part of BCIT’s “intelligent microgrid”.
- The multi-fuel boiler produces enough steam to supply multiple remote labs around campus, including the unit operations lab, the turbine co-generation lab, the pulp and paper lab, and the industrial instrumentation lab.
Nexus for Academic CooperationWhile physical conduits distribute energy from the facility across the BCIT campus, CEER is also a nexus for academic connection, drawing together academics and researchers from across the institute. At CEER, students, faculty and operations personnel work together in a cross-disciplinary learning and research environment focused on energy production, distribution, sustainability and management.
CEER creates the capacity to:
- Educate students from Power Engineering, Industrial Instrumentation, Chemical and Environmental Technology, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering programs on state-of-the-art equipment.
- Attract research funding.
- Deliver industry services training.
- Strategically align with the energy self-sufficiency goal envisioned by the province in the BC Energy Plan.
Overview of CEER by Alex Rosenthal, Business Development Manager, School of Energy
For more information on the facility, contact:
Business Development Manager