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Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team (SMART)

The Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team (SMART), has established a reputation for our unique expertise in the strategic research area of the Smart Microgrid.

The Smart Microgrid Program at BCIT advances the state of the electric power Smart Grid at national and international levels, working to:

  • Chart a “path from lab to field” for cost-effective technologies and solutions for Canada’s evolving smart electricity grid
  • Provide opportunities for electrical utility companies, technology providers and researchers to work together to develop architectures, protocols, configurations and models of the evolving Smart Grid
  • Enable Canadian researchers to develop and validate technologies required to meet Canada’s priorities for co-generation, efficient transmission and distribution of electricity, load control, demand response, advanced metering and integration of clean energy sources into the existing and future grids.

With a successful 10-year track record in Smart Grid R&D, BCIT is now working with various Canadian and international partners and clients in the following areas and capacities:

  • Consulting Services
  • Educational and Training Services
  • Solution Design and Implementation
  • Testing and Validation

BCIT Applied Research celebrates retirement of Hassan Farhangi, SMART Director

It is truly the end of an era here at Applied Research.  As you all know Hassan has been a research leader here at BCIT for over 15 years but...

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BCIT SMART researchers expand its electric vehicle education globally

Countries worldwide are struggling to keep up with the global shift to electric vehicle (EV) adoption. Communities face barriers, ranging from the technologies that support electric vehicle adoption to the...

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BCIT recognized for outstanding contribution by international federation

The World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) honoured BCIT Indigenous Initiatives and Partnerships and BCIT Applied Research with two prestigious Awards of Excellence. The WFCP Awards of Excellence recognize...

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BCIT SMART team receives national award for innovation

BCIT Smart Microgrid Research Team (SMART) received the Electricity Human Resources Canada Award for Innovation in Human Resources Practices. The Electricity Human Resources Canada’s (EHRC) annual Awards of Excellence recognizes...

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BCIT Applied Research Director receives top educator award

Congratulations to Dr. Hassan Farhangi, Director, BCIT Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team (SMART), for receiving the Foresight 2022 Cleantech Top Educator Award on March 24, 2022. As a recipient of...

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Powering communities

For more information about how to adopt these technologies in your community, contact:

Kim Dotto
Acting Director, Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team (SMART)

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