About the ELITE Grid Research Lab

The ELITE Grid Research Lab is led by Prof. Yunwei (Ryan) Li. The lab objective is to develop key technologies and train HQP for Canada’s next-generation electric grids with a high percentage of renewable energy generation, highly efficient transmission and distribution grid structure, 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

Pasan Gunawardena received the Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES) 2022

Nov 25, 2022: Congratulations to Pasan Gunawardena who received the 2022 Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship. The new Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship recognizes the outstanding academic achievement of students pursuing graduate studies in Alberta. It was established to incent the best and the brightest students, including international students, to study in Alberta.

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.