Jen Hiscock is an advisor the Smart Grid Demonstration and Deployment Program for Natural Resources Canada. He prior work with the CanmetENERGY research labs on smart grid development and the integration of renewable and distributed energy resources has given her a comprehensive understanding of smart grid technology development in Canada. She represents Canada as a national expert in the IEA - International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN), and facilitates knowledge exchange and collaboration on smart grid projects in Canada as Manager of the Canada Smart Grid Action Network. With engineering and business degrees, Jen studies the dynamics of innovation surrounding the technology and policy development of smart grid and distributed energy resources. Located in Toronto, she collaborates with her provincial counterparts across the country and utility and industry partners to advance smart grid and distributed energy projects.