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Microgrid Testbed: An Overview, Research Directions and Potentials

Fri., Nov. 25, 2022 12:30 p.m. - Fri., Nov. 25, 2022 1:30 p.m.

Location: Hybrid

Mircogrid Testbed: An Overview, Research Directions and Potentials
November 25, 2022
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
EA 106.2 Education Auditorium Wing and Zoom

All are welcome and attendance is free but we encourage inperson participation.
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 The University of Regina has received funding from Prairies Economic Development Canada to develop the space and infrastructure for a microgrid lab. The microgrid is a self-sustaining electrical grid that co-locates generation, consumption, storage, and control. The microgrid would act as a living lab for research and teaching, and will open unique possibilities for students and researchers interested in smart grid, renewable energy, and power technologies. Three faculty members from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science are leading this project; Ms. Lisa Vindevoghel is the project manager, Mr. Douglas Wagner is a technical resource, and Dr. Irfan Al-Anbagi is the principal investigator. In this presentation, a brief overview of the microgrid technology, the living lab benefits, and research potentials will be highlighted. The project progress, plans, and directions will be discussed. The presentation will be followed by a discussion period to allow the audience to ask questions and provide feedback to the team.


IrfanDr. Irfan Al-Anbagi is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Regina. He received his PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Ottawa in October 2013. From 2013 to 2015, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow and a Product Development Manager of the Secure Electric Vehicle System for the Smart Girds (SecCharge) Project, at the University of Ottawa. His research activities focus on internet of things (IoT) systems, wireless sensor networks (WSN), smart grid communication and information systems, including big-data analysis, system reliability and optimization, and cybersecurity. His journal article titled “A Survey on Cross-layer Quality of Service Approaches in WSNs for Delay and Reliability Aware Applications,” published in IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, won the 2017 Best Paper Award from the IEEE Communications Society’s Technical Committee on Communications Systems Integration and Modeling. Dr. Al-Anbagi is registered as a professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) and Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO). He is a senior IEEE member and the past chair of the IEEE South Saskatchewan section.


doug.pngMr. Doug Wagner is an Instructor in the Electronics Systems Engineering program at the University of Regina. He holds a Diploma of Technology (SAIT-1980), Bachelor of Applied Science (U of R 1990), and a Masters of Science (USask -2021). Doug is a member of APEGS, and holds Permission to Consult from the engineering association. Doug’s teaching is focused on the Power Systems focus area in the ESE program, along with engineering design, and specifically analog and power electronics design. In addition to his teaching areas, he is also interested in low cost, high-speed transmission line protection augmentation, and the emerging role of distributed generation at the utility level.




Vindevoghel_Lisa.jpegMs. Lisa Vindevoghel is a Lab Instructor in the Electronics Systems Engineering program at the University of Regina.  Lisa holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (U of R 2010).  Lisa is a licenced member of APEGS and hold Permission to Consult from the engineering association.  Lisa has practiced consulting Electrical Engineering for the past 12 years, prior to joining the faculty in March of 2022. Lisa's background includes consulting in both commercial and heavy industrial fields, resulting in design and project management experience for a variety of areas including power systems and distribution, communication systems, life safety systems, motor control, lighting and lighting control systems, infrastructure and feasibility studies etc.