OPAL-RT's international headquarters are located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Jean Bélanger is the co-founder, CEO and CTO of OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES. Founded in 1997, OPAL-RT develops and commercializes digital real-time simulators for system design and electronic controller testing. Jean Bélanger received his Electrical Engineering degree in 1971 at Laval University, in Quebec City, and his Master’s degree from the École Polytechnique in Montreal. Under his direction and technological leadership, OPAL-RT has become a well-known developer of state-of-the-art real-time simulators capable of simulating all types of mechanical and electrical systems, including the fastest power electronic converters used in a wide range of industries – from hybrid vehicles to entirely electrical-driven aircraft, and from micro-grids to very large AC/DC power systems. Jean Bélanger began his career at Hydro-Quebec’s System Planning Division and at the IREQ where he contributed to the design and construction of Hydro-Quebec real-time simulators. Today, Jean Bélanger foresees that high-end real-time simulators will soon be available to all engineers, scientists and students by taking full advantage of off-the-shelf PCs. This is the driving challenge that Jean Bélanger and the OPAL-RT team have taken as their primary goal.

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