EU8 Research and Development Activities
BC Hydro does not separate research and development budgets on a project-by-project basis. As a result, we are not able to report on project/activity expenditures aimed at promotiong sustainable development. However, a number of the projects currrently underway are noted below.
|Significant Programs Underway||Description and Current Activities|
|EV Charging Infrastructure Demonstration at Dunsmuir Building||Fast charging installed at the downtown Vancouver BC Hydro building. Staff can now charge their own or fleet vehicles when they are parked downtown.|
|Utility scale storage at Golden and Field, B.C.||A demonstration project where large scale batteries are employed to provide capacity in a transmssion constrained community.|
|Solar panels and electric vehicle charging at Terrace City Hall||PV panels were installed on the roof of City Hall in Terrace, B.C. The power feeds into the grid through net metering and thus offsets any potential emissions from their plug-in hybrid vehicle.|
|British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Microgrid||Further partnerships created with private technology companies to develop home energy management software. Work initiatied on a substation that will be equipped with the communications technology required for smart grid applications.|
|BCIT-Afresh House||Installation of smart appliances and connection of a wind tower.|