Funded Projects

Following the call for projects launched last July, over 40 submissions with excellent quality from a broad range of Canadian energy system modellers have been received, demonstrating the geographical and sectoral diversity of the community. Although all the projects proposed interesting potential contributions to the objectives of the Initiative, the selection committee had to choose 10 of them. To this list are added 3 projects that are not eligible for funding.

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Table 1 : Projects selected for funding 

Reza Arjmand,
Richard M. Hendriks
of Victoria
Examining the Contribution of Hydroelectric
Renewal and Greenfield Development to Grid
Decarbonization: An Enhanced Capacity
Expansion Model
Presentation | Final report
Jason Zrum,
Spencer R.D.
Michael Ross
Yukon CollegeModelling of Remote Diesel-Based Power
System in the Canadian Territories
Presentation | Final report
Rose Murphy,
Mark Jaccard,
Bradford Griffin,
Thomas Budd,
Aaron Pardy
Simon Fraser University,
Canadian Energy
& Emissions
Data Centre
Interactions of Policies Acting at the Local,
Sub-national, and National Scales for Canada’s
Energy Transition
Presentation | Final report
Gordon Huang,
Renfei Liao,
Lirong Liu,
Hua (Marie) Zhu
University of Regina,
Ministry of Environment
Management of Canada’s Energy Transition
and Associated Risks Through Optimized
CGE Approach
Presentation | Final report
Magdy Salama,
Ahmed M. Gaouda,
Mohamed Nassar
University of Waterloo,
Qualsys Engco Inc.
A Cluster-Based load Model for a Resilient
and Sustainable Community
Presentation | Final report
Yuill Herbert,
Ralph Torrie,
Michael Hoffman,
Robert Hoffman,
Bastiaan Straatman,
Jeremy Murphy,
Chris Strashok,
Marcus Williams,
Deryn Crockett,
Mel de Jager
whatIf? Technologies,
Sustainability Solutions
CityInSight — Modelling urban
climate mitigation in Canadian
Presentation | Final report
Mark Purdon,
Olivier Bahn,
Samuel Forget Lord,
Lisa Aultman-Hall,
Jonathan Dowds
University of
Modeling Increased Electric Vehicle
Charging Demand in Quebec
Presentation | Final report
Thomas Dandres,
Ana Carolina Riekstin,
Antoine Langevin,
Lawrence Abdulnour,
Julien Walzberg,
Manuele Margni,
Réjean Samson,
Mohamed Cheriet
Toward a Smarter Electricity Consumption
Presentation | Final report
Bo CaoUniversity of
Smart Microgrid Solutions to Reducing Fossil
Fuels Dependence in Canada’s Rural and
Remote Communities
Presentation | Final report
Matthew McCarville,
Peter Rukavina,
Matthew Hall

research team

Open and Accessible Renewable Electricity
System Modelling for Prince Edward Island
Presentation | Final report

Non-fundable projects

Although not eligible for EMI funding, the 3 projects presented in the following table were submitted to us and were selected for inclusion in the synthesis.

Table 2 : Selected projects not eligible for funding

Ali Hajebrahimi,
Seyed Masoud Mohseni-Bonab,
Ali Moeini,
Innocent Kamwa,
Chuma Francis Mugombozi
Institut de recherche
d’Hydro-Quebec (IREQ)
An Energy Transition Tool
for Canada Energy Sectors toward Deep
Decarbonisation Pathway Projects (DDPP)
Presentation | Final report
Jean-Sébastien Landry,
Glasha Obrekht,
Robin White,
Raj Ghosh,
Monique Brugger,
Justin Quan,
John St-Laurent O’Connor,
Kyprianos Antzoulidis,
Afshin Matin
Environment and
Climate Change
Canada (ECCC)
Pumped Hydro Storage (PHS)
and Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS):
An Assessment of Energy 2020 Initial Response and
Identification of Possible Improvements
Presentation | Final report
Mantaj Hundal,
Michael Nadew,
Matthew Hansen
Canada Energy
Regulator (CER)
Hourly Electricity Projections from Canada’s Energy
Future 2019
Presentation | Final report

Other project reports

The following project report has been sent to us as a voluntary submission. In this vein, despite the completed call for projects, we invite you to submit a modelling report for consideration — we would incorporate it in our final reports as this could indeed contribute to the design of a sustainable modelling community.

Table 3: Voluntary submitted project reports

Gaëlle Faure, Theo Christiaanse,
Paul Westermann, Ralph Evins
Energy Systems and Sustainable Cities group, University of VictoriaBESOS – an Expandable Building and Energy Simulation Platform


July 7, 2019Proposal submission deadline (over)
July 16, 2019Project selection announcement (over)
December 1st, 2019Final project report submission deadline (over)
December 17-18, 2019National forummandatory attendance by
one team member, cost borne by participant (over)
March, 2020Submission of the final proposal for a long-term work-plan to NRCan