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 CollegeModelling of remote diesel‐based power systems and
equipment in the Canadian Territories
Mark Jaccard,
Rose Murphy,
Bradford Griffin
Simon Fraser University,
Canadian Energy &
Emissions Data Centre
Interactions of policies acting at the local, regional, 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
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 Electric Vehicle Charging Demand
on Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Quebec and Ontario
Manuele Margni,
Réjean Samson,
Thomas Dandres
Montréal, CIRAIG
Near real-time modelling and smart Management of
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,
Sayeb Masoud Mohseni-Bonab,
Ali Moeini,
Chuma Francis Mugombozi
Institut de recherche
An open source 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
Economics and Emissions Reduction Potential
of using the Pumped Water Storage (PWS)
versus Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS)
in Canada
Matthew Hansen,
Mantaj Hundal,
Michael Nadew,
National Energy BoardHourly Electricity Projections from Canada’s Energy
Future 2019

Project Report

Authors of projects selected for funding are expected to deliver a report between 15 and 30 pages before December 1st, 2019. See the following document for details: reportBluePrint.pdf.


July 7, 2019Proposal submission deadline (over)
July 16, 2019Project selection announcement (over)
December 1st, 2019Final project report submission deadline
December 17-18, 2019National forummandatory attendance by
one team member, cost borne by participant.