SmartGrid Canada has grown the conference to become a focus point for the industry - the one opportunity each year for the industry to come together and meet face-to-face to share ideas and develop new relationships.


Smart Grid Cyber Security Workshop

Host: Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces
Time: Monday, September 26 – 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Attendance: Open

Interest around cyber security has risen in recent years as more intelligence and communications is pushed further down into the grid. Utilities are beginning to re-think their security approaches and policies to enable the secure and efficient deployment of smart grid. The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Vancouver has been working with Canada’s Department of National Defence on Smart Grid Cyber Security projects and will be organizing this workshop to discuss the current security issues facing the industry and develop a community of practice.

This workshop is targeted for utility security professionals, cyber security industry, security academics and government regulator.

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Canada Smart Grid Action Network Meeting

Host: Natural Resources Canada – Canmet Energy
Time: Wednesday, September 28 – 4:00PM
Attendance: Invite-Only

Organized by Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY research labs, the Canada Smart Grid Action Network is a meeting of federal and provincial policy makers and regulators to discuss the advancement of smart grid in Canada. In include representation of many industry association and key industry and academia players in the industry.

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Canadian Electricity Association Distribution Council Meeting

Host: Canadian Electricity Association
Time: Monday, September 26 – 9:00 AM - 5:00PM
Attendance: Invite-Only

The CEA Distribution Council is made up of senior level representatives from CEA member companies and provides strategic directions on key issues related to electricity distribution.  The distribution system is a vital infrastructure, critical to the security and economy of Canada. Across the country, systems are aging and significant capital investment will be required to ensure the continued delivery of affordable, reliable, adequate power to consumers. System automation and innovative applications that fall under the broad definition of the smart grid will help to maximize the long-term value of this investment. 

The focus of the CEA Distribution Council is on strategic issues, policies, and advocacy related to the distribution of electricity.

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International Business-to-Business Matchmaking Sessions

Host: SmartGrid Canada & Global Affairs Canada
Time: Wednesday, September 28 – 12:00 PM - 5:00PM
Attendance: Invite-Only

In prior years, the SmartGrid Canada conference has attracted trade delegations from abroad. In past years, we have hosted delegations from Brazil, China, India, Europe, Chile and the United States. It enables foreign utility delegates to meet with and exchange ideas with their Canadian counterparts.

This year, we are pleased to be hosting a trade delegation from multiple European countries, India, and Chile. They will be in attendance to the conference and will provide a great opportunity for networking. In addition to this, there will be scheduled one-on-one business-to-business matchmaking sessions organized.

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