SmartGrid Canada focuses on developing a well-curated program by consulting with our utility, industry and academic members to understand the pressing issues of the year.

 

Monday, September 26

 

Registration

9:00 - 17:30


Workshop - Department of Defence - Cyber Security

9:00 - 17:00


Exhibit set-up

10:00 - 17:00


Welcome Reception

18:00 - 20:00


Tuesday, September 27

 

Registration

7:00 - 17:00


Breakfast

7:00 - 8:00


8:15 - 9:00


9:00 - 9:45

Plenary
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly side of the Utilities
Robert Wilhite, Managing Director, Energy, Navigant


Refreshment Break

9:45 - 10:30


10:30 - 12:00

Evolution of the Utility/Industry Associations Patnership
Canadian utilities, manufacturers, suppliers work hand in hand with electricity associations to insure that a high quality product can be offered to Canadian customers. It is expected that those associations inform stake holders of their work plans, objectives, results and perceptions.
Bill Ash, Strategic Program Manager, IEEE Standards
Ronnie Belmans, Executive Director, Global Smart Grid Federation
Francis Bradley, Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Electricity Association
Lise Dignard, Director, Integration of Renewable & Distributed Energy Resources Program, NRCan
John O'Neill, Project Manager, Canadian Standards Association
Moderator: Andre St-Pierre, General Manager, InnovEE


12:00 - 13:30

Lunch


13:00 - 13:30


13:30 - 14:45

Sessions A
A1 - A2

Sessions B
B1 - B2


Refreshment Break

14:15 - 15:00


15:00 - 15:45

Sessions B
B3 - B4

Sessions A
A3 - A4


A Leaders Talk
Canadian utility leaders have the privilege of orienting the evolution of the distribution networks servicing the Canadian customers. It is of the upmost importance that these leaders make their views known so that stake holders in the industry take the appropriate actions to make available the products / services needed to respond to the expressed views.
Bill Bennett, Director, Distribution Operations, Hydro-Ottawa
Tom Kydd, VP Operations, Hydro One
Michèle Labrecque, Principal Director, Procees & Coordination, Hydro-Quebec Distribution
Charlene MacMullin, Manager of Capital & Technical Programs, Nova Scotia Power
Tony O'Hara, CTO & VP Engineering, NB Power
Andre van Dijk, VP Operations, Enmax
Moderator: Dan Boucher, Director, Utility Market Segments, Schneider Electric

15:45 - 17:15


Wednesday, September 28

 

Registration

7:00 - 15:45


Breakfast

7:00 - 8:00


8:00 - 8:25


8:25 - 9:00


Role of Innovation in the Grid Transformation
In order to evolve, the distribution grid depends upon a variety of technologies. Power electronic, telecommunication, data analysis, social media, etc. all play an impacting role that will influence the future of the grid. How will innovation propel these technologies and how will they be put to good use in order to better serve the Canadian customer.

9:00 - 9:45


Refreshment Break

9:45 - 10:45


Customer Satisfaction
What are the immediate and future expectations of the Canadian customers. Do they want to work with the utilities to keep the cost of electricity down or is it a solely a utility responsibility. What about energy autonomy, is the customer ready for that …these questions will be address by this panel

10:45 - 12:00


Lunch

12:00 - 13:30


13:00 - 13:30


13:30 - 14:15

Sessions A
A5 - A6

Sessions B
B5 - B6


Refreshment Break

14:15 - 15:00


15:00 - 15:45

Sessions A
A7 - A8

Sessions B
B7 - B8


Closing Plenary

15:45 - 16:30