Energy & Power Innovation Centre


The Energy & Power Innovation Centre supports industry innovation in the energy and power sector by partnering with Canadian companies and start-ups, utility providers and multi-national companies on applied research and development projects. The team includes highly specialized researchers, professional engineers, technologists, technicians and co-op students who work to evaluate, develop and refine technologies required for modernization of electrical power systems.

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To support our various paths of research, we have developed several custom facilities, including the Energy & Power Utilities Lab, located in a decommissioned electrical substation in downtown Hamilton, and the Energy & Power Applications Lab at the Marshall School of Skilled Trades & Apprenticeship.

Learn more about our facilities

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Projects and People

Organizations looking to solve some of the biggest challenges facing power distribution today turn to the Energy & Power Innovation Centre for specialized equipment and expertise to support applied research projects in the areas of smart home automation, power protection and control (Smart Grid), and sustainable energy and storge.

Learn about EPIC Projects

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Our Services

The Energy & Power Innovation Centre supports and advances industry innovation through the following services:


  • Customized training
  • Prototyping (power electronics, electrical design, PCB design
  • Automation (PLC, microcontroller, Arduino, Raspberry PI programming)
  • Equipment and Physical Configuration Testing
    • Equipment testing
    • Configuration testing
  • Energy Management
    • Energy Automation Systems
    • Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) & Energy

Working on electronics in the EPIC

Work with us

Contact us to learn more about how you can work with the Energy & Power Innovation Centre. 


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