GridSim Power Lab

Toronto, Canada - Kinectrics is excited to announce the grand opening of its GridSim Power Lab at its Kipling Campus in Toronto, Canada.

Held today, the event included an MoU signing between Kinectrics and Bruce Power in support of achieving net zero and helping to modernize the grid to bring on more renewable and nuclear generation.

Visitors were also able to take part in a lab tour, which included viewing the main control room, rectifiers, and other testing equipment. Guests included Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, Minister of Energy, Todd Smith, Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP, Christine Hogarth amongst many others.

The GridSim Power lab, located at Kinectrics’ Etobicoke campus was constructed to be a world-leading, independent facility that will allow manufacturers of renewable and distributed generation technologies from all over the world to test and certify their products. This state-of-the art lab is aimed at testing smart grid systems, renewable generation equipment, traction substation systems and other medium voltage power systems over a wide range of voltages and frequencies, at power levels up to 10 MVA, and fixed voltage even higher. The lab can perform testing to UL 1741 and IEEE 1547.1.

Kinectrics understands the critical need for the grid to be modernized and shift to more flexible power generation needs and has specifically engineered this facility to cater to this growing and unfilled need while leveraging other facilities on campus to become a one stop shop for innovative testing needs. Companies from the US, Brazil, Germany, Switzerland, and the UK have already expressed interest in the lab.​

“We are thrilled to see this laboratory, with applications across a variety of industries, fully operational.” said David Harris, President and CEO of Kinectrics. “The GridSim laboratory provides the ability to focus on testing large inverters, along with other features, to help the smart grid industry. It is also only one of few labs that can test high power inverter systems. With our expertise and our staff, we can deliver high quality services to meet the needs of manufacturers, utilities, and specialized applications around the world.”

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Kinectrics is the category leader in providing lifecycle management services for the electricity industry. Trusted by clients worldwide, our expertise in engineering, testing, inspection, and certification is backed by our independent laboratory and testing facilities, a diverse fleet of field inspection equipment and an award-winning team of over 1,100 engineers and technical​experts. From initial design and type testing to operational deployment and maintenance services, Kinectrics collaborates closely with customers to ensure that utility assets perform safely, reliably and efficiently throughout their entire lifecycle.​ ​Learn more at and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.