Energy & Power
Transmission & Distribution
Engineers in Canada and India to further energy-efficient technology
By Ellen Cools
February 22, 2018 — Engineers in Canada and India are working together under a new research partnership agreement between Toronto, Ont.-based energy consulting company Kinectrics and the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (GFSU).
The partnership involves a new laboratory to test and develop cost-effective, high-capacity transmission conductors that can transfer more electricity to highly populated areas or industrial hubs at lower cost.
Kristy Duncan, Minister of Science, participated in a stone-laying ceremony for the new laboratory.
Kinectrics and GFSU are each investing $1.75 million. The Canadian government says the partnership will create research collaborations between Canadian and Indian scientists, as well as training opportunities for Indian students.
“This will be the first laboratory in the world built specifically for testing high-temperature low-sag [HTLS] conductors. Local testing will support a cost-effective approval process for HTLS conductors to service the growing demand for electricity in India, assuring long-term quality and reliability of power delivery to the public,” said David Harris, CEO, Kinectrics.