Igniting the energy economy: Siemens, NB Power and University of New Brunswick launch Smart Grid Innovation Network

As announced by Siemens Canada Limited

  • Unique project aimed at developing smart grid ecosystem for technology advancement, research and development in New Brunswick and globally
  • Investment of $8 million in cash and in-kind over next five years in initial phase
  • Supported and funded in part by federal and provincial governments

Aligning with New Brunswick’s vision for a sustainable electricity future, the Smart Grid Innovation Network (SGIN) was officially launched today in Fredericton by founding partners Siemens Canada, New Brunswick Power (NB Power) and University of New Brunswick (UNB). SGIN is a joint testing platform that aims to serve as a catalyst for innovation and the development of a next generation electricity eco-system in New Brunswick, while supporting opportunities for innovation that can be applied to the global energy marketplace.

Practically speaking, Smart Grid Innovation Network will allow businesses to design, develop and test smart grid related products and services, offering industry players access to an incredible eco-system that will help them over technology hurdles, and allow them to evolve their product or service to the next level of ‘smart’ so it can communicate with other products and the electrical grid. SGIN can not only support them to contribute to a successful smart grid implementation in New Brunswick, but also to give them the opportunity to take their product or service to the world.