Centre for Grid Innovation

 The Centre for Grid Innovation supports Alberta’s energy transition to an electrified and renewable electricity grid of the future. The centre provides expertise in micro-grid developments, solar installations, and electric vehicle integration, as well as a microgrid testing and validation environment to facilitate new product development. 

The centre microgrid is equipped with a variety of distributed energy resources (DERs) such as solar panels, battery storage devices, microgrid controllers, programable load banks, and plug stations that allow for integration of user devices. This environment provides a unique plug and play platform for the testing and validation of new technologies. 

Research areas

Learn more about our research specializations and the impact we've made in these areas with our industry partners.

Distributed energy Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

Latest from the centre

NAIT partners with Schneider Electric to bring energy solutions to Alberta's businesses.

NAIT's Centre for Grid Innovation helps companies develop, test, validate and advance products and training in the distributed energy field.   Find out more

Storms and wildfires can cut electricity, but microgrids help communities take control.

NAIT explains how local electricity generation and microgrids are helping communities become self-reliant.   Find out more

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