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The electronic kilogram project known as the Watt Balance is a unique project that aims to contribute to the ongoing global effort to measure Planck’s Constant, h, and to redefine the kilogram. The project positions Canada for upcoming changes to the International System of Units (SI) by ensuring an independent national realization and dissemination capability of the kilogram, the last of the base SI units still defined in terms of an artefact. This project exploits the fundamental linkage between mechanical and electrical quantities, the gravitational force on a mass artefact being balanced by the electrical force on a coil carrying an electric current in a magnetic field. Two separate instruments are integral to this work: a watt balance, and a 1 kg pressure-controlled mass comparator. NRC has purchased the NPL Mark 2 watt balance and in close collaboration with colleagues at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), scientists are in the process of transferring the balance to a laboratory being especially prepared on the NRC Montreal Road campus.