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Testing

The Centre for Urban Energy provides unique opportunities for utilities to test their latest clean energy technologies on a grid scale.  

Schneider Electric Smart Grid Laboratory

The Schneider Electric Smart Grid Laboratory serves as a hub for researchers and practicing engineers. It is a collaborative facility for testing and demonstrating smart grid ideas and products to modernize the electricity delivery system and the engagement of customers in managing their electricity usage.

The state-of-the-art facility can physically and electrically represent a substation and feeders of any Local Distribution Company (LDC) or microgrid. It houses all protection schemes, breakers, transformers, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and advanced distribution management system (ADMS) solutions. Users are able to readily plug in renewables, smart loads, energy storage and much more, as well as utilize the advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) to study their interactions under different scenarios in real-time.

Read more about the lab's official opening, download a brochure to learn about its extensive capabilities or contact Lalitha Subramanian for more information.

Utility-Scale Battery Site

The Centre for Urban Energy has an outdoor test facility connected to 13.8 kV Toronto Hydro grid and test units in MW scale. The facility is connected, monitored and controlled by a utility-grade supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system via a fiber-optic link.

Read more about our utility-scale battery project or contact Karen Ho-Cespedes for more information.