Monthly Archives: February 2016

Microgrid implementation set to rise: from remote communities to New York Posted

Our work with microgrid projects has primarily been in remote communities to solve community energy efficiency  challenges and incorporating  demand management strategy. We are sharing this story  about ‘How microgrids are positioned for a bright future ‘ from Energy Manager Today because it   illustrates how microgrids are being utilized to provide energy reliability solutions such… Read more »

Engineering safety: our regulatory duty Posted

In the January/February edition of Innovation, APEGBC’s official magazine, association President and  Hedgehog Principal,  Michael Wrinch  offers his thoughts on safety, regulation and ethics. As a designer of electrical systems, I am required to stay on top of the latest safety advances. The focus on safety pervades my work, as it does for all professional… Read more »

Engineering Professionals: Collaboration and Common Goals Posted

Now, more than ever, professional engineers and geoscientists must work together. Michael Wrinch, founder of Hedgehog Technologies and President of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC offers his thoughts on the role engineering professionals play in our greater communities. As guardians and creators of our physical infrastructure – which now includes digital… Read more »


Smart micro-grid helped reduce energy use by 15% in remote BC community Posted

A new way of intelligent energy management was introduced to the First Nations village of Hartley Bay with the goal of helping achieve the Gitg’at First Nations Energy Vision: to be the greenest First Nations community in Canada. This energy vision was achieved by the Hedgehog Technologies team who architected and installed a smart micro-grid… Read more »