Preliminary Agenda

Conference Location: Bram and Blum Appel Salon, 789 Yonge St., Toronto Reference Library

Storage is Power: Energy Storage in Canada 2019 Conference is an exciting exploration into the rapidly growing energy storage market in Canada.

Energy storage is at the nexus of the next evolution and revolution in our energy systems: generation, resilience, distributed energy resources, cost management and innovation all are linked by the power of storage.

And Energy Storage Canada is at the centre of this transformation.

Energy storage is here and now at all levels – transmission grid, distribution system and behind-the-meter – and is playing a critical role in Canada’s energy future. We are seeing unprecedented top down and bottom up market growth – as policy makers and system operators begin to tackle barriers to energy storage 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 – October 1 & 2 – where industrial energy customers, decision-makers, developers, technology experts and utilities converge to learn, advocate and network.

Pre-Conference Events
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Tue, October 1, 2019 - 1:00 – 4:00 pm 
Pre-Conference Site Tour: Ameresco - Newmarket

Don’t miss one of our most popular events! This year, Energy Storage in Canada will feature a tour to Ameresco’s project at Newmarket Hydro, at the north end of Toronto. This is a 5MW / 16MWh project under contract with the IESO for peaking capacity, ancillary services, and full participation in the merchant energy market.

Tue, October 1, 2019 - 2:00 – 4:30 pm 
Pre-Conference Workshop: Risk Management and Battery Safety + TBD

Tue, October 1, 2019 - 5:00 - 7:00pm
Opening Networking Reception
Location: Bram and Blum Appel Salon, 789 Yonge St., Toronto Reference Library

Wed, October 2, 2019 - 8:00 – 8:45 am
Registration and Networking Breakfast
Location: Bram and Blum Appel Salon, 789 Yonge St., Toronto Reference Library

Wed, October 2, 2019 - 8:45 – 8:50 am   
Welcome Remarks

Wed, October 2, 2019 - 9:00 – 10:00 am   
Top Opportunities for Storage in Canada Today

What are the new and growing channels for energy storage deployment in Canada? This key opening panel will provide an in-depth overview of growing opportunities in energy storage and how declining costs, policy shifts, lessons from other jurisdictions, ongoing reforms and new technology will expand storage across Canada.

Wed, October 2, 2019 - 10:00 – 10:45 am     
Morning Networking Break - Sponsored by Ameresco

Wed, October 2, 2019 - 10:45 – 11:30 am  
Leading Edge Projects and Pathways for Growth

This panel will feature discussion on important, recently built projects and will explore key features, hurdles, lessons learned and pathways for future growth.

Wed, October 2, 2019 - 11:30 -  12:15 pm
FERC Order 841 Implementation: Implications for Market Growth and Lessons for Canada

FERC Order 841 is a gamechanger for energy storage in the U.S. market. This session will look at implementation plans, how much will it expand the market, and what can be adopted or adapted in Canada to ensure storage is able to compete fairly in all markets.

Wed, October 2, 2019 - 12:15 - 1:15 pm
Connect and Network Lunch

Wed, October 2, 2019- 1:15 - 1:45 pm
Keynote Address - Len Kula, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President, Planning, Acquisition and Operations, Independent Electricity System Operator.

Wed, October 2, 2019 - 1:45 - 2:30 pm
Ontario’s ICI Program and the Behind-the-Meter Market: Future Directions and Growth

Don’t miss this timely and important panel. In 2019, Ontario embarked on a review of industrial electricity prices and the Industrial Conservation Initiative. With energy storage a key contributor to helping customers manage electricity usage and costs, what are the scenarios for change and how will it affect all players? Join our panel as they look at options and results and what it means for the energy storage industry.

Wed, October 2, 2019 - 2:30 - 3:15 pm
Better Together: Storage PLUS Hydro, Wind, Solar

The power of storage is increasingly being used to improve the capacity and economics of all types of generation. Storage is breaking into an ever longer list of configurations as new business cases arise. Find out more with this panel exploring what this means for the future.

Wed, October 2, 2019 - 3:15 – 3:45 pm
Afternoon Networking Break

Wed, October 2, 2019 - 3:45 – 4:45 pm
Markets and Regulators: Frameworks on the Move

System operators and regulators in Canada are pursuing complex processes to modernize and update energy frameworks to accommodate new technologies, applications and new ways that customers want to use and pay for electricity. This has important implications for energy storage and what can be done to unleash the power of storage for customers and our electricity infrastructure.

Wed, October 2, 2019 - 4:45 pm 
Conference wrap-up



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