British Columbia Institute of Technology

British Columbia Testing Smart Technologies

British Columbia is embracing clean energy technologies. Stockwell Day, president of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway announced that Power Measurement Ltd. will receive up to $3 million through the Canadian government’s Clean Energy Fund for a project to demonstrate the ability of a smart grid electricity system to optimize energy resources, including renewables, in an institutional building complex at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). It is possible the smart grid technology could allow buildings to reduce their electricity consumption by 10–25 percent.