Modeling the Grid Impact of Long Haul Electric Vehicles (LHEVs) in Ontario

Electric Long Haul (LH) Transport Trucks may feature batteries that are 10 or more times the capacity of passenger electric vehicle (EV) batteries. Charging these enormous Trucks could put a major strain on our electric grid. Conversely, these massive batteries could offer valuable services and put power back onto grid at strategic times and places. A study will examine the potential grid impacts of LHEVs on the Ontario grid. Archetypal long-haul routes of existing transport patterns across Ontario will provide a foundation for the analysis.

Development of Energy Flow Emulators for Greenhouse and Industrial Facilities

360 Energy is a Canadian company specializing in energy management, providing consultation services for the, commercial, greenhouses, and industrial sectors. Their current workflow utilizes a proprietary tool that that is labour intensive, which this research will seek to automate. The proposed approach is to create a building model that will output an energy breakdown of the building. The interns will undergo research to quantify the key variables for their building, exploring various data capture techniques utilizing sensors, and algorithms for statistical analysis.