Background to this conference:
the perfect storm that creates a need for commercialized energy storage solutions in this province:
- The need to implement smart grid strategies that maximize the utility of the existing electricity system and which guides prudent investments in new grid infrastructure.
- A persistent surplus of base load generation capacity at night when demand is low
- The growing contribution from renewable but intermittent sources of electricity
- A small but rapidly developing storage technology sub-sector in Ontario, and a new wave of entrepreneurs who are driving this development.
Join us on November 27, 2012 for an exploration of how energy storage technologies could become a valuable component of the ‘smart’ electricity grid – particularly in a distributed modality. Expert panelists, industry leaders and key decision makers will participate in discussions around market opportunities, implementation challenges, technology applications and proposed next stepsInvited Keynote Speakers: Representatives from EPRI and the Energy Storage Association – Pilots, Activities and Lessons learned
Four Major Themes and Panels:
- Overview of Energy Storage R&DD and Capacity for Innovation in Ontario
Moderator: Carole Champion, (Director Cleantech OCE)
- The Views of Technology Developers – and LDC Partners
Moderator: George Cadete, (Director Commercialization, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation)
- Potential Applications and Economic Opportunities for Energy Storage in Ontario
Moderator: Ken Nakahara, (Manager, Smart Grid and Networks, Ontario Ministry of Energy)
- Afternoon Breakout Sessions – recommendations under 3 themes:
a) Enabling Utilities and the Value Proposition
b) Public Policy for Technology and Market Development
c) Storage Technology Entrepreneurs – best way forward?
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