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Engineers in Canada and India to further energy-efficient technology


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.

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“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.



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