Following the call for projects launched in October 2020, over 30 submissions from a broad range of Canadian energy system modellers have been received, demonstrating the sectoral diversity of the community.

Outcomes will be presented over a series of online sessions.

Thematics

The thematics for the project must relate to the transformation of the electricity sector and its contribution to decarbonization of Canada’s economy, either directly (electricity production, transmission, distribution and management), indirectly (electricity usage, current or potential, in any given sector), or from a systemic standpoint (e.g. techno-economic and environmental analysis of the impacts of electrification), at any given scale (national, provincial, territorial, regional or municipal). 

Selected projects

After the selection committee evaluated all the projects, 15 of them were selected for funding. Two additional projects are not eligible for funding but have participated on a voluntary basis.

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An open-access standardized dataset for decarbonizing Canada’s energy systemDr. Madeleine McPherson, Dr. Juha Kiviluoma, Dr. Jakub Jurasz, Richard M. HendriksSESIT Group at the University of Victoria, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland / University College Dublin, AGH University (Poland), University of TorontoVideo
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Leveraging open source tools to produce scenario explorer for Canadian energy system transitionMohammad Miri, Muhammad Awais, Dr. Madeleine McPhersonUniversity of Victoria, International Institut of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) (Austria)Video
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Integrated electricity supply and demand modelling to investigate renewable energy pathways at the city scaleRobert Xu, Lauren Stanislaw, Madeleine Seatle, Madeleine McPhersonSESIT Group at the University of VictoriaVideo
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Modeling demand-side low-carbon innovations and their potential to impact on socio-technical energy systemsDr. Christina Hoicka, Dr. Runa Das, Dr. Jenny Lieu, Yuxu Zhao, Maria-Louise McMasterYork University, Royal Roads UniversityVideo
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Electrification and deep decarbonization of Canada’s energy system with electricity prosumersDr. Elizaveta Kuznetsova and Pr Miguel F. AnjosGroup for Research and Decision Analysis (GERAD) & Polytechnique Montreal, University of Edinburgh (U.K.)Video
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Application of the CityInSight model to evaluate the implications of deep decarbonisation pathways for electricity gridsYuill Herbert, Ralph Torrie, Marcus WilliamsSustainability Solutions Group, WhatIf? TechnologiesVideo
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Electricity and renewable gas energy system alternatives for fossil fuel substitution in British ColumbiaDr. Kevin Palmer-Wilson, Dr. Andrew Rowe, Dr. Peter WildUniversity of VictoriaVideo
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Power to Gas to Enable Renewable Resources in CanadaSina Motalebi, Dr. Andrew Wright, Dr. Taco NietSFU School of Sustainable Energy EngineeringVideo
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Exploring Failure and Success Conditions of Canadian Energy Policy with an Integrated Energy-Emissions ModelJason R. Wang, Patrick SteinmannWageningen University & Research (Netherlands)Video
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Open and common approaches for evaluating marginal emission factors: a case study of the Alberta electric grid*Véronique Delisle, Dave Turcotte, Sophie Pelland, Vahid Raissi Dehkordi, Indrajit Das, Matthew Hansen, Mantaj Hundal, Farid BensebaaCanmetENERGY – NRCan, Canadian Energy Regulator, National Research CouncilVideo
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Examining the Value of the Site C megaproject using a Linear Programming Model of Western Canadian Electricity infrastructure and generation with endogenous investmentDr. Nic Rivers, Dr. Brett Dolter,
Dr. Kent Fellows, Jessika Anderson –
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Canadian Northern Corridor research program at The School of Public Policy – University of Calgary, University of Ottawa, University of ReginaVideo
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BC Nexus Model: Impacts of electrification on land and water resources through 2050Dr. Nastaran Arianpoo, Dr. Andrew Wright, Dr. Taco NietSFU School of Sustainable Energy EngineeringVideo
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Role of Hydrogen Supply-side Pathways in GHG Mitigation in Canada*Robin White, Thuo Kossa, Harris Berton, Michael Brophy, Daniel Del Carpio, Alex Dragan-Gojkovic, Bruce Fraser, Aaron Hoskin, Zekarias Kedida, Jean-Sébastien Landry, Rami Mahmoud, Glasha Obrekht, Amber Robson, Allan TomasDirection générale de l’analyse économique Environnement et Changement climatique Canada / Gouvernement du CanadaVideo
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Electrification of Canadian Northern Communities, Using Low Emission Micro-gridsDr. Claudio Cañizares, Dr.Mehrdad Pirnia, Enrique Vera.University of WaterlooVideo
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A comprehensive method for the energy and emissions assessment of future mobility scenariosPr. Francesco Ciari, Dr. Ouassim Manout, Arsham Bakhtiari Polytechnique MontréalVideo
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Exploring the near-optimal solution space of an energy system optimization model to evaluate similarly costly but techno-economically diverse decarbonization pathways for Western CanadaCameron Wade, Dr. Peter Wild, Dr. Andrew RoweUniversity of VictoriaVideo
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Simulation de la technologie « e-highway » (autoroute électrique à caténaire) pour la décarbonisation du transport lourd sur l’axe A20-H401Clara Kayser-Bril, Johanne Whitmore, Dr. Normand Mousseau, Ramata Ba, Ashok KinjarapuCPCS, HEC Montréal, Université de MontréalVideo
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* Project not eligible for funding but participating on a voluntary basis.

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