Conference Location: Bram and Blum Appel Salon, 789 Yonge St., Toronto Reference Library
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Wed, September 19, 2018 - 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Pre-Conference Site Tours:
Enbridge & Hydrogenics Power-to-Gas Facility, Markham, ON,
Peak Power, Customer-Sited Batteries and Software Demo, Two Sites in Toronto
Wed, September 19, 2018 - 2:00 – 4:30 pm
Energy Storage 101: Mark Tinkler, Senior Energy Advisor, Emerging Technologies, Customized Energy Solutions
Solar + Storage: Peter Wittenberg, Manager, Energy Storage, RES
Behind-the-Meter Storage for Commercial and Industrial Applications: Travis Lusney, Power Advisory
Wed, September 19, 2018 - 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Opening Networking Reception - Host Sponsor: SNC Lavalin
Welcome Remarks: Paul Calandra MPP, Parliamentary Assistant to the Ontario Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines
Thurs, September 20, 2018 - 7:30 – 8:30 am
Registration and Networking Breakfast
Thurs, September 20, 2018 - 8:30 – 8:40 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks: Patricia Phillips,
Executive Director, Energy Storage Canada
Thurs, September 20, 2018 - 8:40 – 9:00 am
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Peter Gregg, President and CEO, Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)
Thurs, September 20, 2018 - 9:00 – 10:00 am
Top Trends and Opportunities for Energy Storage in Canada - Market Drivers and Growth Areas
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, financing, how ongoing market reforms will affect storage, DERs, along with key lessons from other jurisdictions such as FERC order 841.
Jason Chee-Aloy, Managing Director, Power Advisory LLC
Felix Aguayo – Director, Distributed Electricity and Storage Development, EDF Renewables
Brendan Harney – Director, Business Development, Stem
Francois Vitez – VP, Business Development, Hydro and Power Delivery
Jeremy Goertz – Managing Director, Sungrid Solutions
Thurs, September 20, 2018 - 10:00 – 10:45 am
Morning Networking Break - Sponsored by Scovan Engineering
Thurs, September 20, 2018 - 10:45 – 11:30 am
Innovations in Energy Storage Technologies - Trends, Cost and Performance
Join some of Canada’s leading experts on energy storage technologies as they share the latest on advanced solutions, research, development, commercialization and future prospects.
Adam Tuck, Program Lead, Energy Storage for Grid Security and Modernization, National Research Council of Canada
Dr. Craig Horne, Senior Director, Energy Storage, Swinerton Renewables
Richard Riley, Regional Manager, Highview Power
Dr. Karim Zaghib, Director General, Electrification of Transportation and Energy Storage, Hydro Quebec
Thurs, September 20, 2018 - 11:30 - 12:00 pm
Opportunities for Global Growth and Building New Markets for Energy Storage
The clean technology and energy storage industry has become a truly global space with tremendous competition and opportunities for growth. But to compete and win, firms must think about international markets from the outset. On this panel two companies will address the importance of international markets to their growth and innovation. Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service will also highlight what resources it brings to bear help Canadian firms make their mark and succeed in international markets.
Sue Rauth, Manager Trade Commissioner Service, Ontario Regional Office
Curt VanWalleghem, CEO, Hydrostor
Rob Harvey, Director, Energy Infrastructure, Hydrogenics
Thurs, September 20, 2018 - 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Networking Lunch - Sponsored by Hydrogenics
Thurs, September 20, 2018 - 1:00 - 1:30 pm
Market Research Report: Results of Energy Storage in Canada Market Study - Ravi Manghani, Director of Energy Storage, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
GTM Research unveils the first-ever report on Canada’s energy storage market, co-published with Energy Storage Canada, with focus on deployments, policy analysis, pipeline and near-term forecast.
Thurs, September 20, 2018 - 1:30 - 2:00 pm
FEATURE PRESENTATION: Energy Storage and Alberta’s Electricity Evolution - Dennis Frelich, Senior Strategic Advisor, Alberta Electricity System Operator (AESO)
Jurisdictions around the world are at various stages of harnessing the benefits of energy storage to meet their electricity needs. The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) recently completed a review of dispatchable renewables and energy storage in Alberta’s market. Learn about the study and the AESO’s next steps for energy storage in the future.
Thurs, September 20, 2018 - 2:00 - 2:30 pm
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.
Milosz Zemenek, Partner, Torys
Lisa DeMarco, Senior Partner, DeMarco Allan
Nicolas Muzynski, Director, Energy Storage, RES
Jason Rioux, VP & Chief Development Officer, NRStor
Thurs, September 20, 2018 - 2:30 - 3:15 pm
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?
Jen Aitchison, SVP, Sustainable Industry Practice, Hugh Wood Canada
Daniel Doubilet, Senior Director, Business Development,Travellers Capital
Ryan Franks, Business Manager, Global Energy Storage, CSA Group
Erik Olsen, Headquarters Executive, Property Specialist, Chubb
George Schultz, VP, Clean Energy, Argo Group U.S.
Thurs, September 20, 2018 - 3:15 – 4:00 pm
Afternoon Networking Break - Sponsored by Stem
Thurs, September 20, 2018 - 4:00 – 4:45 pm
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.
Shawn McCarthy - Globe & Mail
Miranda Ballentine – CEO, Constant Power Inc
Donovan Neilsen – Principal/President, Scovan Engineering
Jack Simpson – General Manager, Business Development and Innovation, Toronto Hydro
Derek Lim Soo – CEO, Peak Power
Thurs, September 20, 2018 - 4:45 pm