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 for the call, demonstrating the geographical and sectoral diversity of the community. Although all the projects proposed interesting potential contributions to the objectives of this initiative, the selection committee had to choose 10 of them. To this list are added 3 projects selected that are not eligible for funding.

You are a modeller and your work can contribute to the design of a sustainable modelling community? We are interested in getting to know it! Send us a project report to:

Table 1 : Projects selected for funding 

Reza Arjmand,
Richard M. Hendriks
University of VictoriaExamining the Contribution of Hydroelectric Renewal
and Greenfield Development to Grid Decarbonization:
An Enhanced Capacity Expansion Model
Michael Ross,
Jason Zrum,
Spencer R.D.
Yukon CollegeNorthern Energy Innovation Energy Modelling
Mark Jaccard,
Rose Murphy,
Bradford Griffin
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
Gordon Huang,
Hua (Marie) Zhu,
Renfei Liao
University of Regina,
Ministry of Environment
Management of Canada’s energy Transition and
Associated Risks Through Optimized CGE Approach
Magdy Salama,
Ahmed M. Gaouda,
Mohamed Nassar
University of Waterloo,
Qualsys Engco Inc.
A Cluster-Based load Model for a Resilient and
Sustainable Community
Yuill Herbert,
Ralph Torrie,
Chris Strashok
Whatif? Technologies,
Sustainability Solutions

CityInSight — Spatially Resolved Modelling of Energy

and Emissions in Canadian Municipalities
Mark Purdon,
Olivier Bahn
UQÀM, Joint Clean
Climate Transport
Modeling Increased Plug-In Electric Vehicle
Charging Demand in Quebec
Manuele Margni,
Réjean Samson,
Thomas Dandres
Montréal, CIRAIG
Toward a Smarter Electricity Consumption
Bo CaoUniversity of
Smart Microgrid Solutions to Reducing Fossil Fuels
Dependence in Canada’s Rural and Remote Communities
Matthew McCarville,
Peter Rukavina,
Matthew Hall

Independent research

Open and Accessible Renewable Electricity System
Modelling for Prince-Edward Island

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. 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 1 : Selected projects not eligible for funding

Innocent Kamwa,
Ali Hajebrahimi,
Seyed Masoud Mohseni-Bonab,
Ali Moeini,
Chuma Francis Mugombozi
Institut de recherche
An Energy Transition Tool
for Canada Energy Sectors toward Deep
Decarbonisation Pathway Projects (DDPP)
Afshin Matin,
Glasha Obrekht,
John St-Laurent O’Connor,
Jean-Sébastian Landry,
Robin White,
Monique Brugger,
Justin Quan,
Raj Ghosh,
Environment and
Climate Change
Pumped Hydro Storage (PHS)
and Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS):

An Assessment of Energy 2020 Initial Response and
Identification of Possible Improvements
Matthew Hansen,
Mantaj Hundal,
Michael Nadew,
National Energy BoardHourly Electricity Projections from Canada’s Energy
Future 2019


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