Conference Sponsors for
Energy Storage in Canada: Connecting to Now

September 19-20, 2017, Toronto


Presenting Sponsor: RES


Since 1997, RES has been providing development, engineering, construction, and operations services to the utility-scale energy storage, solar, transmission, and wind markets across the Americas.  The company has a construction portfolio of over 9,000 MW of utility-scale renewable energy and energy storage projects and over 1,600 kilometers (km) of transmission lines, including the 344.4km MATL project, throughout Canada and the U.S.  RES’ energy storage expertise includes 240MW/275MWh and over 18 projects, including the first non-recourse debt financing for a project. RES’ Canadian corporate office is located in Montreal, Quebec with a regional office in Oakville, Ontario. Globally, RES has developed and/or built over 12 GW of renewable energy capacity, has an asset management portfolio exceeding 2 GW, and is active in a range of renewable technologies including wind, solar, energy storage, and transmission. For more information visit


Host Sponsor:  Alectra energy solutions   


Alectra Energy Solutions is shaping the future of energy as we know it. We are writing the next chapter in the changing face of energy in Ontario based on our strong legacy from the past. We are moving forward - as one organization - to provide safe, reliable and innovative energy solutions to our customers throughout Canada and beyond. Our mission is to be the energy ally that our customers expect us to be. We are equipped to discover the possibilities of energy conservation and new technologies for customers in various sectors.

Alectra Energy Solutions is the product of four progressive, low cost and innovative electricity companies that came together for a common goal – to be a single trusted ally in the rapidly changing world of energy. Our respective history is steeped in pioneering firsts, groundbreaking achievements and memorable milestones that will help guide to serve the energy needs of our customers for the future.

Discover your new energy. Shape the future. Discover the possibilities.

Gigawatt Sponsor:  ABB Inc.


ABB is a pioneering technology leader that is writing the future of energy storage and industrial digitalization. With more than 125 years of experience in power engineering, we have been at the forefront of innovating digitally connected and enabled industrial equipment and systems. Every day we drive efficiency, safety and productivity in utilities, industry, transport and infrastructure globally.  With nearly two decades of experience, ABB is a pioneer and technology leader in the field of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS). The EssPro Grid portfolio offers fully integrated, reliable and safe storage solutions for a wide range of applications.   Our technology allows stored energy to be accessed exactly when required, meeting the highest peaks of user demand at any time, resulting in optimum efficiency and cost effectiveness for the power industry and its consumers.   ABB operates in more than 100 countries and employs around 132,000 people.

Gigawatt Sponsor: SNC Lavalin

Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. With offices in over 50 countries, we provide engineering, procurement construction, completions and commissioning services together with a range of sustaining capital services to clients in the power sector. Our pumped storage capabilities are a natural extension of our end-to-end project solutions.

Gigawatt Sponsor:  Toronto Hydro


Toronto Hydro owns and operates an electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately 758,000 customers located in the city of Toronto. It is the largest municipal electricity distribution company in Canada and distributes approximately 19% of the electricity consumed in the province of Ontario.

Megawatt Sponsor:  EDF Energies Nouvelles


EDF EN Canada, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, is a market leader in renewable energy, with more than 1,600 MW of wind and solar power facilities in service or under development. This portfolio represents over $3.5 billion invested in Canada since 2008. Headquartered in Toronto, Montreal and Calgary, EDF EN Canada employs over 100 employees who take an integrated approach to project development covering all aspects from conception to commissioning through to generation and long term operations, while building long-term business relationships with Canadian communities that share our vision of a world powered by renewable energy. EDF Energies Nouvelles is 100% owned by the EDF Group.


Kilowatt Sponsor:  S & C Electric


S&C Electric Canada Ltd. is a global provider of equipment and services for electric power systems.  Founded in 1911, the Chicago-based company designs and manufactures switching and protection, power quality, and energy storage products for electric power transmission and distribution.  As a leading innovator in the industry, S&C Electric Canada delivers Smart Grid solutions that enable our customers to improve the reliability, sustainability, and efficiency of their networks. S&C also offers a wide range of consulting, testing and analytical services. S&C has more experience integrating energy storage systems than any other company, deploying over 189 MWh from projects throughout the world.  As experts in utility systems, S&C is here to guide our customers through the complexity of energy storage, so their networks operate efficiently, and adapt to the grid of tomorrow.


Kilowatt Sponsor: Scovan Engineering


Scovan is a state-of-the-art Canadian engineering firm that specializes in offering innovation and experience for energy related industrial projects by providing engineering, procurement and construction management services. Our collaborative approach and commitment to excellence, combined with a fresh, innovative culture, enables us to leverage the technical expertise necessary to deliver results. Our dynamic company thrives on the opportunity to provide solutions to complex problems with an impressive track record to back up our claims. Scovan is a leader in innovative solutions for the future of our energy sector. Scovan is forward engineering.

Folder Sponsor:  Torys


Torys LLP is an international business law firm with a dedication to excellence that has resulted in an enviable record of experience in Canada and globally. Teamwork is one of the firm's distinguishing features, reflected in all aspects of how the firm partners with clients and collaborates internally. Long-standing clients choose Torys for its excellent service, expertise and value for lasting partnerships.  

Lanyard Sponsor:  NRStor


NRStor Inc. is a Toronto-based energy storage project developer and owner focused on accelerating the deployment of industry-leading energy storage technologies. NRStor partners with progressive stakeholders and leading technology providers in order to build, own and operate energy storage projects. NRStor developed Canada's first grid connected flywheel facility, is partnered with Opus One Solutions to launch M Power Solutions and bring the Tesla Powerwall to Canada, is working with commercial and industrial customers to lower their energy bills, and is working alongside indigenous communities to develop renewables and storage solutions.


Networking Break Sponsor: Ameresco

Ameresco, Inc. is a leading independent provider of comprehensive energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions for facilities throughout North America and the United Kingdom, delivering long-term value through innovative systems, strategies and technologies. Ameresco’s solutions range from upgrades to facility’s energy infrastructure to the development, construction and operation of renewable energy plants combined with tailored financial solutions. We work with customers on both sides of the meter to reduce operating expenses, upgrade and maintain facilities, stabilize energy costs, improve occupancy comfort levels, increase energy reliability and enhance the environment.


Networking Break Sponsor:  Hydrogenics


For over 60 years, Hydrogenics has been providing new technologies and applications for industrial and commercial hydrogen systems – it made us a world leader in delivering on the promises of hydrogen power. We now offer an enviable depth of expertise in designing, building and installing hydrogen power systems:

  • Advanced technologies based on proven science, engineering and manufacture 
  • Complete solutions – from hydrogen generation, compression and storage units, to dispensing stations and fuel cells for vehicles and power generators 
  • Dependable energy systems that produce zero greenhouse gas and carbon emissions
  • Installations in service around the world – from food processing and
  • research labs to transit buses and electric lift trucks


Exhibit Sponsor:  Clean Horizon


Founded in 2009 by Dr Michael Salomon, Clean Horizon is a consultancy specifically dedicated to energy storage and has been developing extensive expertise and solid networks in the energy storage industry:

  • Clean Horizon delivers detailed market analysis: through off-the shelf reports, subscription services and customized studies, Clean Horizon unlocks opportunities in the global storage market;
  • Clean Horizon supports business development: relying on go-to market strategic analysis, lead generation and recruiting, Clean Horizon helps monetize energy storage;
  • Clean Horizon provides energy storage projects with Technical Consulting: with energy storage-sizing analysis, grid-level impact studies and the CRE-STORE modeling tool, Clean Horizon helps optimizes energy storage investments.

Since its creation, Clean Horizon has led 150 projects across the world in the benefit to 50 clients.


Exhibit Sponsor:  CSA Group


CSA Group is a leading standards development organization in North America and globally, conducting research and developing standards for a broad range of technologies and functional areas. CSA Group is also a global provider of testing, inspection and certification services for products in many market sectors, and a leader in safety and environmental certification for Canada and the U.S. The CSA mark appears on billions of products worldwide. CSA Group's state-of-the-art testing facilities are equipped to test and certify cell and battery packs/modules, stationary energy storage systems and electric transportation batteries to both North American and international energy storage standards. CSA Group technical committees work with other international standards development organizations, including IEC, to develop harmonized standards for batteries and related technologies that better meet the needs of an increasingly global market. For more information about CSA Group, please visit

Exhibit Sponsor:  DeMarco Allan


DeMarco Allan LLP is a boutique law firm based in Toronto, Canada. We assist private and public sector clients where business, law and policy intersect. We distinguish ourselves by combining legal excellence, interdisciplinary thinking and innovative strategies. 

Exhibit Sponsor: Landis & Gyr


Landis+Gyr is the leading global provider of integrated energy management solutions for the utility sector. Offering the broadest portfolio of products and services to address complex industry challenges, the company delivers comprehensive solutions for the foundation of a smarter grid including; smart metering, distribution network sensing and automation tools, load control, analytics and energy storage. Landis+Gyr operates in 31 countries across five continents with annualized sales of more than US$1.5 billion. The company employs 5,700 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better. More information is available at


Exhibit Sponsor: Nidec


Nidec’s solutions maximize stable power supply from renewable energy sources including solar, wind, hydro, biomass, and battery energy storage systems (BESS). We are leaders in the market with 430 MWh in operation. With important consolidated references Nidec is the supplier of choice for turn-key solutions and Power Conversion Systems for renewable energy. Nidec is also the ideal partner for the design and installation of smart micro-grids, whether on- or off-grid, for rural electrification as well as large scale Commercial and Industrial applications.

Exhibit Sponsor:  Ontario Power Generation (OPG)


In 2014, OPG stopped burning coal to produce electricity. This remains North America's single largest action to-date to combat climate change. Today, OPG is one of the largest near-zero carbon generators in North America. We generate about half of Ontario's electricity, at a cost that's 40 per cent less than other generators, and more than 99 per cent of this power is free of smog and carbon emissions.  Having helped to largely de-carbonize Ontario's electricity system, OPG continues to invest in generation projects and initiatives that will secure a reliable supply of clean power for current and future generations.

Exhibit Sponsor:  Peak Power


Peak Power is a North American based Energy Storage Services Provider focused on delivering innovative solutions to offsetthe most expensive hours of electric demand for both utilities and building owners. Peak has developed an industry leading software platform, Peak Synergy, to optimize the operation of behind-the-meter energy storage systems. Our team brings together years of preoven track record in energy, buildings and software.