Fostering relations

To crystallize the relationships and depiction of our Canadian energy modelling capacity, the Initiative will support, in collaboration with local researchers, three regional workshops to maintain the momentum created by the workshop that already took place in Montreal. These workshops will bring together local energy modellers and users to expand the inventory, convene the modelling community, identify region-specific needs, and ensure that the proposed platform is effective as Canada moves towards a Clean Electric Future.

Workshops Calendar

 DateLocationOrganizerPoC
CentralSeptember 12, 2019The Westin Ottawa,
Ottawa, ON
Environmental Energy Institute,
University of Windsor
Lindsay Miller-Branovacki
WesternSeptember 27, 2019Victoria, BCInstitute for Integrated Energy
Systems (IESVic),
University of Victoria
Andrew Rowe
AtlanticNovember 12, 2019Wu Conference Centre,
Fredericton, NB
Emera & NB Power Research
Centre for Smart Grid Technologies,
University of New Brunswick
David Foord

Central workshop

The September 12th workshop in Ottawa gladly received a group of about 60 people of varied perspectives and disciplinary backgrounds. The first in a series of three, this event marks the opening of the discussion on the mobilization of Canadian modeling expertise for policy creation in an electrification context as well as the first steps in the development of a national energy systems modeling network.

Central Workshop 12 Sept

Western Workshop

Discussions in Ottawa continued at the University of Victoria with a new group of motivated modelers and policy makers. On the agenda: a panel presenting the Policy Makers’ point of view concerning the achievement of climate action targets, an overview of Energy models and a case study to try to identify the needs in this area.