Conference Sponsors for
Energy Storage in Canada: Powering Up

September 18-19, 2018, Toronto


Presenting Sponsor:  Trade Commissioner Service


The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) helps companies navigate the complexities of international markets and make better business decisions. The TCS is on the ground in more than 160 cities worldwide. We gain market intelligence, uncover opportunities for Canadian companies and help reduce business costs and risks. The TCS is a free service of the Government of Canada, helping companies to prepare for international markets, assess market potential, find qualified contacts and resolve business problems. Learn more at

Host 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:  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

Gigawatt Sponsor:  EDF Renewables


EDF Renewables 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 Renewables 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 Renewables is 100% owned by the EDF Group.

Gigawatt Sponsor: Powin & SunGrid


Powin has established itself as a pre-eminent supplier of quality energy storage products that are being deployed globally. Powin’s ground-breaking technology gives visibility to the cell level of every Powin Energy Storage Solution for better monitoring, balancing, and optimization of the entire system that will enable more efficient and cost-effective battery chemistry.

SunGrid is focused on creating Better Energy for Tomorrow by focusing on projects scaling from 1MW to 20MW within the energy storage and generation space. SunGrid is able to invest in long-term success with its customers by enabling their customers to focus on educated energy solutions that directly meet their individualized needs. 

A turnkey distribution agreement between SunGrid and Powin has been established to best serve Ontario customers including utilities, developers and project owners.  SunGrid comes with a team that has an unparalleled experience in designing, construction and building utility scale solar and energy storage projects globally. Powin brings the foremost technological energy storage global advancement that allows for a high-quality, cost-effective energy solution. Together, SunGrid and Powin will bring the energy-optimization answers their customers are longing for. 

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:  Spark Power


Spark Power is a leading independent electrical power services and solutions company serving more than 6,500 industrial, commercial, institutional, renewable and agricultural customers, as well as utility markets including municipalities, universities, schools and hospitals across North America. For more information, visit us at


Megawatt Sponsor:  OPG


Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is the largest and lowest cost, clean power generator in Ontario. With a diverse fleet that includes 66 hydroelectric stations, two nuclear stations and two biomass stations, OPG’s power is 99 per cent free of smog and carbon emissions. OPG provides energy storage solutions that add value to the electricity system and end-use customers, and also operates Canada’s largest and most flexible existing electricity storage asset, the Beck Pumped Storage Facility. The company is also delivering Canada’s largest clean power infrastructure project with the refurbishment of the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station, which will provide reliable, safe and environmentally sustainable energy production for current and future generations.

Megawatt 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

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:  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.


Networking Break Sponsor: Stem

Stem creates innovative technology services that transform the way energy is distributed and consumed. AthenaTM by Stem is the first AI for energy storage and virtual power plants. It optimizes the timing of energy use and facilitates consumers’ participation in energy markets, yielding economic and societal benefits while decarbonizing the grid. The company’s mission is to build and operate the smartest and largest digitally-connected energy storage network for our customers. Headquartered in Millbrae, California, Stem is directly funded by a consortium of leading investors including Activate Capital, Angeleno Group, BNP Paribas, Constellation Technology Ventures, Iberdrola (Inversiones Financieras Perseo), GE Ventures, Magnesium Capital, Mithril Capital Management, Mitsui & Co. LTD., Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, RWE Supply & Trading, Temasek, and Total Energy Ventures. Visit for more information.


Networking Lunch 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


Display 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.


Display Sponsor: Generex


As Canadian distributor for Generex Battery Management Systems, Comlab is pleased to provide Utilities, Data Centers, Telecom & CATV/Broadband Operators with a critical battery management system (BMS). This BMS provides real-time monitoring data as well as battery-charge optimization to ensure the integrity and prolong the service life of your batteries.  Our goal is to give you peace of mind through the use of our intelligent management system that will also enhance the robustness of your network.   With GENEREX products we’re not only measuring, we’re building solutions to keep your business running 24/7/365.

Kilowatt 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.


Kilowatt Sponsor:  Oakville Enterprise Corp.


Oakville Enterprises’ (OEC) operates a family of energy and infrastructure companies. Our firms serve municipalities, telecommunications, electrical distribution, and energy infrastructure businesses throughout Canada and beyond. Customers look to OEC’s 1000+ employees to provide innovative and valued solutions that meet their needs, on time and budget. OEC specializes in providing integrated services that include utility engineering, asset management, utility locates, fibre network design, GIS mobile and aerial mapping, GIS management, commercial energy generation/storage, electricity distribution and more. Visit our website at for additional information.


Kilowatt Sponsor:  Power Advisory


Power Advisory specializes in electricity market analysis and strategy, power procurement, policy development, regulatory and litigation support, market design and project feasibility assessment. Our consulting support offers clients strategic and tactical insights that provide competitive advantage. Our advice is based on an understanding of fundamental economic drivers as shaped by market structures, regulatory frameworks and market behavior.