Opten: Renewables Integration and Energy Storage Technologies Research Program

Renewable Energy Integration
Partners: TUGLIQ Energy Co., CanmetENERGY, ACPG, Cree United Power, Gentec, IREQ, JP Pinard Consulting, OpDAQ, RES Canada, Sigma Energy Storage Inc., WPred, Yukon Research Centre, NSERC/CIIF
Period of realization: April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2021

The objective of the Opten research program is to develop and validate innovative solutions to optimize the integration of renewable energy sources in microgrids. It is based on a forward-thinking vision that entails bringing together a group of multi-disciplinary researchers and full-scale research infrastructure in order to meet the innovation needs of a network of industrial partners.

Moreover, Opten aims to maximize benefits for education and training and to promote knowledge transfer. It is part of the strategic research plan of the Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles and Nergica.


  • Twelve research partners and a network of multi-disciplinary researchers throughout Canada.
  • Nearly a dozen college professors and interns involved in the Opten research program annually.
  • Unique research infrastructure available to researchers and industrial partners.