Convening the national network of energy modellers

A National Electricity Systems Modelling Forum, planned for December 2019 and bringing 75 to 100 people together, will serve to present the modelling results, discuss how to build on them to prepare a first Canadian modellers vision for 2030-2050, as well as to react to a few proposals for building a sustainable modelling community able to inform governments and stakeholders about the electrified future.

The Energy Modelling Initiative has been mandated by Natural Resource Canada to the Institute de l’energie Trottier at Polytechnique Montreal with the primary goal of fostering synergies and collaboration. It seeks to convene the energy modelling community to facilitate dialogue between stakeholders and thereby, to fortify Canada’s energy modelling capacity for a transition towards a clean and electrified future. It also seeks to identify the kind of modelling activities that are required for sound policy making to achieve a successful energy transition.

The national forum will build upon the rich conversations initiated in three regional workshops and steer towards a conclusion about the value of energy modelling and the long term requirements to support the Canadian Energy Modelling Network. At the National Forum, the results of modelling projects selected for funding will be presented and their political relevance discussed. Moreover, a summary of the discussions at regional workshops will be rendered to carry the conversations forward.

Most importantly, this event hoping to draw conclusions for structuring the Canadian Energy Modelling Network and identifying the infrastructural requirements for a long term plan to establish a sustainable capacity for energy modelling in Canada.