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With support from the Ontario government, GE is opening its 200,000 square-foot Grid IQ Innovation Centre in the town of Markham.

Researchers at the new facility will use cutting-edge technology - including a 60-foot-wide video screen that demonstrates smart grid solutions - to research, develop and build a smarter energy system.

Activities planned for the center include research and development in substation and distribution automation, electrical system protection and control, microgrid control, and cybersecurity. In addition, utilities will be able to use the testing and simulation laboratory to assess how different technologies can support grid infrastructure.

The Grid IQ Innovation Centre builds on a memorandum of understanding that GE signed with the Ontario government in September 2009 to partner on establishing new or expanded centers of technology and advanced manufacturing.



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