Following the call for projects launched in July 2019, 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 either not eligible for funding or offered on a voluntary basis for synthesis.

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Table 1: Brief description of the modelling projects and associated documentation***

Ref. Title Team Organizations Overview Report
Examining the contribution
of hydroelectric renewal
and greenfield development
to grid decarbonization:
An enhanced capacity
expansion model
Reza Arjmand,
Richard Hendriks,
Madeleine McPherson.
Sustainable Energy
Systems Integration
& Transitions Group,
University of Victoria.
Department of Civil &
Mineral Engineering,
University of Toronto.
BESOS – an Expandable
Building and Energy
Simulation Platform
Gaëlle Faure,
Theo Christiaanse,
Paul Westermann,
Ralph Evins.
Energy Systems and
Sustainable Cities group,
University of Victoria.
Interactions of policies
acting at the local, sub-
national, and national
scales for Canada’s
energy transition
Rose Murphy,
Mark Jaccard,
Bradford Griffin,
Thomas Budd,
Aaron Pardy.
School of Resource and
Management, Simon
Fraser University.
Canadian Energy and
Emissions Data Centre,
Simon Fraser University.
Modelling of Remote
Diesel-Based Power
Systems in the
Canadian Territories
Jason Zrum,
Spencer Sumanik,
Michael Ross.
Northern Energy
Innovation, Yukon
Research Centre,
Yukon College.
Hourly Electricity
Projections from Canada’s
Energy Future 2019
Mantaj Hundal,
Michael Nadew,
Matthew Hansen.
Energy Outlooks Division,
Canada Energy Regulator.
Management of Canada’s
energy transition and
associated risks through
optimized CGE approach
Guohe Huang,
Hua Zhu,
Jocelyn Crivea,
Renfei Liao,
Lirong Liu,
Jiapei Chen,
Xiaoyue Zhang.
University of Regina,
Ministry of
A Cluster-Based load
Model for a Resilient
and Sustainable
Magdy Salama,
Ahmed Gaouda,
Mohamed Nassar.
University of Waterloo.
QualSys Engco Inc.
Pumped Hydro Storage
(PHS) and Battery
Energy Storage
Systems (BESS):
An Assessment of
Energy 2020 Initial
Response and
Identification of
Possible Improvements
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.
Modelling urban
climate mitiga-
tion in Canadian
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
Modeling Increased
Electric Vehicle
Charging Demand
in Quebec
Mark Purdon,
Olivier Bahn,
Samuel Forget Lord,
Lisa Aultman-Hall,
Jonathan Dowds.
Institut Quebecois du
Carbone. École des
sciences de la
gestion de l’UQAM.
Hautes études
commerciales de
Montréal (HEC).
University of Vermont.
Toward a smarter
electricity consumption
Thomas Dandres,
Ana Carolina Riekstin,
Antoine Langevin,
Lawrence Abdulnour,
Julien Walzberg,
Manuele Margni,
Réjean Samson,
Mohamed Cheriet.
Polytechnique Montréal.
International Reference
Centre for the Life Cycle
of Products, Processes
and Services (CIRAIG).
Laboratory, École de
technologie supérieure
Smart Microgrid
Solutions to Reducing
Fossil Fuels Dependence
in Canada’s Rural and
Remote Communities
Bo Cao

Emera & NB Power
Research Centre
for Smart Grid
University of
New Brunswick.
Open and Accessible
Renewable Electricity
System Modelling
for PEI
Peter Rukavina,
Matthew Hall.
University of Prince
Edward Island.

* These projects were selected, but due to their organizational affiliation, were not eligible for funding.

** This project report was submitted voluntarily and included in the synthesis.

*** This information constitutes the Annex to the EMI report on the relevance and value of energy modeling, accessible here: