About the ELITE Grid Research Lab

The ELITE Grid Research Lab is led by Prof. Yunwei (Ryan) Li. The lab’s objectives are to develop key technologies and train highly qualified personnel (HQP) for Canada’s next-generation electric grids. We aim at developing grids with high percentages of renewable energy generation; highly efficient transmission and distribution structures; reliable and efficient power electronic interfaces to integrate renewable energy and high efficiency loads; and the highest cyber security and system reliability.

Lab Director

Dr. Yunwei (Ryan) Li

Ph.D., P.Eng., IEEE Fellow

Professor and Interim Chair

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Phone: (780)-492-9483

Office: 11-370, DICE Building

ELITE Grid Research Lab News

An ELITE Grid Research Lab member presented on “Future Smart Grids” in the Innovation and Technology Hub at K-Days!

July. 2023: Dr. Yuzhuo Li from our ELITE Grid Research Lab participated in the Innovation Fair at K-Days to showcase smart grid research related to our lab and introduce the importance and innovations of next-gen grid technology to the public.

Research Interests

Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Storage Systems.

Modeling, Control, and Energy Management of Microgrid and Smart Distribution Systems.

Smart Grid-Interfacing Power Converters.

High-Power Converters and Industrial Drives.