The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) has received Energy Management System software valued at more that $1 million US from Alstom Grid, which will provide students and researchers access to state-of-the-art software used by BC Hydro and other leading power systems around the world. The department will integrate the software into its existing modeling and simulation facilities to create an advanced power system control centre simulation facility for learning and research.
Students will gain valuable hands-on experience using the software, preparing them to work proficiently in power network control functions. Researchers will use the software to study power transmission and distribution in the context of real-world-sized integrated energy systems operations. “The Alstom Grid donation ties very nicely into our existing facilities, training programs and research,” says ECE Professor Jose Marti.
Alstom Grid provided this support to UBC in recognition of its relationship with BC Hydro. The Faculty of Applied Science extends its thanks and appreciation to Alstom Grid and BC Hydro for their tremendous support of education and research at UBC.