Energy Storage in Canada: Powering Up 2018

The energy storage industry is advancing rapidly in Canada, increasing resilience, reliability and helping customers manage energy costs in utility, commercial and consumer markets.

Energy storage is here and now at all levels – grid, distribution and behind-the-meter – and is playing a critical role in Canada’s energy transformation. We are now on the cusp of unprecedented market growth as policy makers, system operators and customers look to manage the challenges of energy use, rising costs and the need for the type of reliability and power quality that storage delivers.

Don’t miss Canada’s flagship energy storage event – September 19-20 – where decision-makers, developers, technology experts, utilities and industrial energy customers converge to learn, advocate and network.


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 Preliminary Agenda

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Pre-Conference Events
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1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Pre-Conference Energy Storage Site Tour

2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Pre-Conference Workshop: What You Need to Know Now
Session includes:
Energy Storage Value Propositions plus Stacking of Benefits
  • Solar Plus Storage
  • Behind-the-Meter Commercial Solutions

Details and Registration Here

Opening Networking Reception – 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Bram and Blum Appel Salon, 789 Yonge St., Toronto Reference Library

Host Sponsor: SNC Lavalin


Thursday, September 20, 2018
Location: Bram and Blum Appel Salon, 789 Yonge St., Toronto Library

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.    Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:45 – 8:50 a.m.    Welcome Remarks

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.    Top Trends and Opportunities for Energy Storage in Canada

There are huge opportunities riding on the projected growth of energy storage. Bloomberg has predicted that global energy storage deployments will double six times between 2016-2030 to a total of 125 gigawatts. What are the new and growing channels for energy storage deployment in Canada with specific focus on Ontario and Alberta? This key opening panel will cover the future of ICI Behind-the-Meter projects in Ontario, how ongoing market reforms will affect storage, DERs and lessons from other jurisdictions.

10:15 – 11:00 a.m.      Morning Networking Break

11:00 - 12:00    Innovations in Energy Storage Technologies – Trends, Cost and Performance

Join some of Canada’s leading experts on energy storage technologies share the latest on advanced solutions, research, development, commercialization and future prospects.

12:00 - 1:15 p.m.          Networking Lunch

1:15 - 1:30 p.m.     GTM Research – Results of Energy Storage in Canada Study
GTM Research will unveil their report on Canada’s energy storage market, co-published with Energy Storage Canada, with focus on deployments, policy analysis, pipeline and near-term forecast.

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.     The Great Debate: What Will Drive the Future of Energy Storage:  Market Revenue, Regulated Return or a Hybrid?

Get your game face on as we delve into one the key issues in energy storage policy and regulation. Will or should energy storage development be driven by market opportunities or utility rate-bases? What is the role of the market? What is the role of the regulator and utility companies? Join our debaters and experts as they debate all sides of these vital questions.

2:15 – 3:15 P.M.          Codes, Standards and Risk Management for Energy Storage

Find out more about code change expectations, financing and insurance requirements as well as what to consider when contemplating project locations and finalizing budgets. This panel will look at what codes and standards are being applied currently and what can we expect to change in the next few years that will impact projects? Are some technologies less risky than others? (Insurance? Loss Control? Financing?) what are they and why? What types of risk management items should be considered when planning a project? What are some of the financing challenges?

3:15 – 3:45 p.m. Afternoon Networking Break

3:45 – 4:45 p.m. The Leaders Panel

Energy storage deployment is driving ahead at all levels of the electricity system and storage companies are finding important success in different segments and markets. What are the key challenges and opportunities faced by today’s energy storage leaders? What are the driving trends in technology and innovation? Join four leaders who will share their insights on new directions for energy storage.

4:45 p.m.  Conference wrap-up