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  • Monday, September 20, 2021
  • Yukon Microgrid to Receive Real-Time Data Dashboard

Dan Sambor, a Stanford University Ph.D. researcher and team member of the UAF-led NSF MicroFEWs project (NSF Award #1740075 INFEWS/T3) has spent the last three months at the Kluane Lake Research Station in Canada’s Yukon. The station operates as a microgrid and hosts a containerized growing system, as well as a Lifewater modular sanitation system. Sambor has been working on energy modeling and dispatch modeling efforts.

Recently, ACEP’s Erin Whitney and Michelle Wilber delivered and helped Sambor install monitoring instrumentation for the research station. The instrumentation will allow the MicroFEWs team to further develop a real-time data dashboard that will display the station's energy generation and use for researchers, interested communities and the general public.  

The MicroFEWS project seeks to research and assist remote microgrid communities in the use of renewable energy to improve food, energy and water security. Alaska research partnerships with our Canadian neighbors are helping to share knowledge and lessons learned about these systems and the impacts on the communities they serve.

For more information, please contact Erin Whitney at erin.whitney@alaska.edu.

 

Michelle Wilber and Dan Sambor instrument a met tower at Kluane Lake Research Station in Yukon, Canada to collect wind, solar and other resource data. Photo by Erin Whitney.