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UBC Living Lab

Empowering collaborations in

smart energy and communications technology

Prof. David G. Michelson

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

November 2012


UNIVERSITY OF BC

Ranked among the

top 30 world wide,

top 3 in Canada

Located on Point Grey

on the west side of

Vancouver

BTS

NOC

Self-contained ‘city

within a city’ – 400

hectares

RSU

14,000 faculty and

staff,48,000 students

Growing university

neighbourhood with

8000+ full-time

residents


A new paradigm

Academics

• Teaching

• Research

• Industry

Sponsored

• Government

& Non Profit

Granted

• University

Policies and

Procedures

• ORS

• UILO

The Living Lab

Integrating

research with

procurement to

spur innovation

Procurement

• Operations

• Operation

Budget

• Infrastructure

• Capital Budget

• University Policies

and Procedures

• Purchasing

• Operations

• Technical

Guidelines


The Living Lab Integrates


Research Projects

Power and Energy | Power Electronics | Communications

20 faculty | 150 graduate students in these three areas

Theme 3 – Information and

Communications Technology

for the Smart MicroGrid

Project 3.1 – Connectivity and

Coexistence for the Smart Microgrid

Strategic Project on

Enabling Technologies for

Canada’s Smart Grid


Signature Projects


What is a Living Lab

Project

Three major constitutive elements:

UBC Researchers

UBC Operations

3 rd Party: industry, regulatory body, NGO,

municipality


What’s in it for

researchers

Publishing opportunities

Access to data

Industry support

Seed funding

Superior training

Accelerated impact

Demonstration sites

Evaluation opportunities


What’s in it for

industry

Research, Development and

Demonstration

Unique world-class research and

teaching facilities (staffed, run and

maintained by operations)

Fully-leveraged funding opportunities

Project financing

Exposure

Signature projects, political

engagement, references for investors


Who is currently involved

Utilities

BC Hydro, Fortis

Government

City of Vancouver

Research Councils

NRC-IFCI,

NSERC

Small/Medium Enterprises

Corinex

Communications

Large Enterprises

Honeywell,

General Electric,

Cisco,

Sanyo,

Alpha Technologies

Huawei

Innovative Startups

Nexterra,

Pulse Energy,

Cooledge


What’s in it for

UBC

Operational Solutions

Leveraged financing

Continuously innovative

“community”

Leadership

1 st Choice for Researchers

1 st Choice Students

1 st Choice for Industry

Collaboration


Future Activities: Smart Energy Integration

(2012 – 2016)

Generation and Storage

Bioenergy

Industrial Waste Heat

Building Integrated Thermal

Emergency Back-up Power

Distributed Energy Storage

Community

Integrated Smart

Energy System

Communications

Ethernet over Powerline

WiMAX cloud

LTE-TDD cloud

DSRC testbed

Distribution

Hot Water Distribution

Power over Ethernet

Integrated Water Management

Consumption

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Regenerative Buildings

Green IT

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Also of Interest…

IEEE Power Engineering Society General

Conference (Vancouver, BC) July 2013

IEEE SmartGridComm (Vancouver, BC)

Fall 2013

Either event would provide a delegation

from Italy with an opportunity to visit the

academic and industry community in

Vancouver.


Questions

Prof. David G. Michelson

University of British Columbia

Department of Electrical and

Computer Engineering

davem@ece.ubc.ca

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