Carleton’s partnership with Hydro Ottawa is a crucial component of the innovative program in sustainable and renewable energy engineering. The program offers students a professional focus on energy generation, transmission, distribution and conservation through relevant industry partnerships.

With the opening of the Hydro Ottawa Laboratory for Smart Grid Technologies in November 2011, Carleton students can experiment with the emerging intelligent electricity infrastructure to learn about integrating alternate and sustainable power sources and improving the efficiency and reliability of the energy supply. A unique feature of the laboratory is its real-time monitoring, analysis and control capabilities, allowing the demonstration of self-diagnostics, self-healing and seamless-operation principles for the power grid.

This partnership also allows students to visit Hydro Ottawa’s facilities and hear directly from leaders in the business about the challenges and opportunities facing the electricity industry.