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Demonstration of an Advanced Power Distribution and Grid Integration System for EV Recharging

Strategic Area

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstrations




BC Hydro
Cypress Power


Green Infrastructure



GI Contribution

$ 2,300,000

Project Total

$ 5,840,000



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Clean Energy Research Centre, UBC

Lead Proponent

University of British Columbia, Clean Energy Research Centre

Project Objectives

This project will demonstrate and evaluate architecture capable of high-performance Electric Vehicle (EV) charging incorporating EV chargers with building management load utilization systems.

There are four components to this project:

  • The power will be delivered by a renewable energy micro-grid capable of being integrated into the existing electrical grid.
  • A  parkade will be converted into a renewable energy asset to supply and store energy for EV charging.
  • The complete energy system will be modelled and its connection with UBC’s grid and EV charging stations.
  • Fleet demonstration of ~25 EVs being monitored for energy demand, storage and fleet utilization.

Expected Results

When completed this project will provide access to approximately 25 EVs as part of UBC fleet, and thereby providing significant data for future electric vehicle projects in Canada.

The project will also contribute to wireless charging SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) guidelines currently under development, and will build upon a Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) project.

Once completed, the project will be ready for scale-up and transfer to municipalities and other jurisdictions.

Estimated Annual direct GHG reductions by 2030:

1,479 tCO2e

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