The College of Technology unveiled its Smart Meter Integration Laboratory April 7, 2010. The new lab, sponsored by Landis+Gyr, is located in Michael Golden Labs, Room 1232.
The dedication featured a demonstration of the lab’s capabilities, including a simulated power grid and interaction with in-home energy displays, smart thermostats, and home appliances. The lab will demonstrate the effectiveness of demand response through load control and operation of smart appliances.
“This lab will provide a unique environment for students to learn about smart grid applications and potentially develop new applications to improve energy efficiency,” said Athula Kulatunga, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering technology. “We look forward to working with Landis+Gyr to make this a valuable project for all potential participants.”
Representatives from Landis+Gyr and Michigan Indiana Power participated in the ceremony.
“Landis+Gyr has a long history of partnering with Purdue University, going back to the early 1900s, as a way to broaden the understanding of students, regulators and utilities about the power grid. This laboratory will concentrate on the future potential for a smart grid that can help utilities and consumers alike use energy more efficiently,” said Jerry Figurilli, general manager of energy measurement products at Landis+Gyr.