Pre-Conference Events
September 19, 2018

Pre-conference events require registration for the full conference and there is a nominal additional charge for both the tour and the workshop. These events run concurrently so attendees can attend only one pre-conference event.

Option 1 - Tour

1:00p.m. – 5:00p.m. – Energy Storage Tour: $80 registration


Three Unique Energy Storage Sites - Three Innovative Canadian Companies - One Exciting Tour!

We’ve made it easy this year! No need to choose because we’ve consolidated our visits to three great energy storage projects into one amazing tour. Join us for this exciting opportunity to see operational storage systems in action in the Greater Toronto Area. 

This year, we have three innovative and exciting Canadian companies showcasing projects at the Energy Storage in Canada 2018 Conference. Space is limited, so register as soon as possible to guarantee your spot!

Our 2018 Tour Comprises:

  • Peak Power: Customer-Sited batteries and software demo – 2 stops in Toronto

  • Enbridge Gas Distribution/Hydrogenics: Markham Power-to-Gas Facility – Markham, ON

All tours include transportation to and from our conference venue at the Toronto Reference Library 789 Yonge Street, Toronto.  To register for the tour, you must be a registered conference participant.


  • September 19 – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Board bus at Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St. (north of Bloor) at 1:00 pm

  • Return Time to Toronto Reference Library: 5:00 pm

Peak Power
Experience two recent installations of customer-sited battery systems on the Peak Power battery energy storage tour and software demo. This tour will feature visits to two GTA building sites featuring battery systems from Tesla and Lockheed Martin. The software demo will show how Peak Power stacks multiple revenue streams, forecasts Global Adjustment events, and provides insights into building operations through their unique Internet of Things platform.

Enbridge Gas Distribution & Hydrogenics: Markham Energy Storage Facility
This is a real first! North American’s first power-to-gas facility developed by two Canadian companies leveraging innovative Canadian technology. Enbridge Gas Distribution and Hydrogenics recently launched the Markham Energy Storage Facility, which provides regulation services under contract to the IESO.

The Enbridge-Hydrogenics 2.5MW facility – designed and built on a 5MW scalable platform – features Hydrogenics next-generation PEM electrolyzer technology, which has the highest power density and smallest footprint of any such system in the world.


Option 2 - Workshops

2:00p.m. – 4:30p.m. – Energy Storage Workshop: What you Need to Know Now: $55 registration

Get in on the ground floor with everything you need to know about energy storage today. This three-part workshop covers the key topics today in energy storage and gives you the latest information, tools and insights into energy storage with practical information you can use now. This unique workshop will focus on three key areas:

Part 1:  Energy Storage 101 & 201


Presented by Mark Tinkler, Senior Energy Advisory, Emerging Technologies, Customized Energy Solutions

Presentation Summary

This presentation will provide both an introduction to energy storage basics, as well as a more in-depth analysis of some of the key factors driving the growth of the storage industry today and tomorrow.

  • Technology Trends – an overview of current and emerging energy storage technologies, critical performance characteristics, cost factors and pricing expectations;

  • Applications – what are the most compelling applications for energy storage (grid connected and behind-the-meter), matching technology attributes to application needs, value propositions;

  • Industry Landscape – how is the energy storage industry structured, who does what, some of the key players;

  • Regulatory Drivers – what’s happening at federal, state/provincial, ISO levels to drive energy storage growth;

  • Market Opportunities - where/what are the biggest market opportunities for energy storage today and going forward, revenue potential, real-world examples.

Part 2:  Solar + Storage


Presented by Peter Wittenberg, Manager, Energy Storage, RES

Presentation Summary:

  • North American solar market and FERC order developments

  • Ontario market renewal process

    • Upcoming capacity and energy market and what it could mean for PV+S

  • How PV+S can be utilized to maximize 5CP revenues in behind-the-meter applications

    • Firm power with PV+S

  • Different solar plus storage topologies (AC vs DC coupled) and trade-offs

    • Efficiencies

    • Clipped energy capture

    • PPA example

Part 3:  Behind-the-Meter Storage Applications


Presented by Travis Lusney, Manager, Procurement and Power Systems, Power Advisory LLC

Presentation Summary:

This workshop will cover the expanding opportunities for Behind-the Meter (BTM) Commercial & Industrial (C&I) storage applications.

  • Capabilities of storage technologies to offer services to C&I customer

  • Potential operating, financial and environmental needs of C&I customers in various jurisdictions across Canada

  • Changing electricity market design and the ability of storage applications to offer new opportunities for C&I customers to participate or mitigate risk in electricity markets

  • Examples of electricity services that storage applications could provide C&I customers including power quality, peak shaving and additional revenue streams

  • Risk and other considerations when developing BTM C&I storage applications

  • Commentary and discussion on the expanding role of storage applications for C&I customers


Thank you to our 2018 Conference Sponsors