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CONFÉRENCE
2014
Programme
Introduction Letter’s from SmartGrid Canada p.4-5
Agenda (English) p. 2
Grid Resiliency and the Active Customer. p. 8-9
Annexe (Français) p. 3
Speakers p. 10-21
(English) pg 21 - 29
(Français) pg 30 - 39
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Agenda
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1ST, 2014
16:00—17:30
SmartGrid Canada Members’ Meeting
1730—19:00
Opening Reception (Bar Reporter)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2ND, 2014
8:30—8:45
Welcome & Introduction: Jean Lessard (Hydro-Québec), Alex Bettencourt (SmartGrid Canada)
8:45—9:30
Keynote Speech: Thierry Vandal (President & CEO, Hydro-Québec) with introduction by Thierry Godart (President - Utilities,
Schneider Electric)
9:30—10:15
On-line implementation of an Energy
Management System for microgrids
with renewable generation
10:15-11:00
Break
11:00-11:45
High-efficiency high-reliability Energy
Storage System from Hydro-QuébecSony
11:45—13:15
Consumer Research 3.0 – How have consumers’ perceptions of smart grid changed over the last year ?
13:15—14:00
How can energy storage become a
grid balancing game changer?
14:00-15:00
Break
15:00—16:00
Mega Session A – Key Learnings from EPRI Smart Grid Demonstration Project
16:00—17:00
Mega Session B – Utility of the Future
Case Study: Precision Customer
Voltage Control with AMI; Planning,
Managing, and Validation
AMI-Enabled Customer Conservation
Engagement
Smart Grid Metrics Pilot and Research
Results
How Guelph Hydro is using
compelling visuals to engage
customers and drive energy savings
Maintaining Correct Electrical GIS Data
A Novel Approach to Loss Mitigation
Using Grid Analytics and Energy/Load
Balance Surveys
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3RD, 2014
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8:30—9:00
Keynote Speech: Scott Henneberry (VP — Smart Grid Strategy, Schneider Electric)
9:00-9:45
LTE - Technology For Critical
Infrastructure Applications
The Need for Interoperability in the
Smart Grid
Hydro One: Bring Your Own
Thermostat Pilot
9:45—10:30
Hydro-Québec’s Special Protection
Schemes : Present and Future
Scaling up global EV infrastructure
through vehicle-grid integration
Demand Response: Marrying Energy
Management Applications and
Operations Research
10:30-11:00
Break
11:00-11:45
Field trial of power electronics low
voltage power regulators in a utility
distribution system
Smart Grid Solutions for the Yukon
Electrical Grid
Embracing the Future Through
Data and the Changing Customer
Expectations
11:45—13:15
View from the Top: Lessons learned & the path forward for SmartGrid
13:15—14:00
Case Study of Economic Benefits from
Integrated Dynamic Line Ratings
14:00
End of Conference
Selection and Placement of Sensors for
Smart Grid Applications
Consumer-driven potential for new
energy markets in the microgrid sector
Annexe
LE MERCREDI 1ER OCTOBRE
16:00—17:30
Réunion des membres de SGC (sur invitation seulement)
1730—19:00
Réception d’ouverture de la conférence (Bar Reporter)
LE JEUDI 2 OCTOBRE
8:30—8:45
Mot de bienvenue et allocution d’ouverture : Jean Lessard (Hydro-Québec), Alex Bettencourt (SmartGrid Canada)
8:45—9:30
Discours principal : Thierry Vandal (Président et PDG, Hydro-Québec) avec une introduction de Thierry Godart (Président –
Services publics, Schneider Electric)
9:30—10:15
Implantation en ligne d’un système de
gestion de l’énergie pour microréseaux
produisant de l’énergie renouvelable
10:15-11:00
Pause
11:00-11:45
Système de stockage d’énergie (SSE)
à rendement élevé et à haute fiabilité
de HQ-Sony
11:45—1315
Panel d’étude de consommation 3.0 – Comment les perceptions des consommateurs vis-à-vis du réseau intelligent ont
évolué depuis un an?
13:15—14:00
Comment le stockage d’énergie peut-il
changer la donne dans l’équilibrage du
réseau?
14:00-15:00
Pause
15:00—16:00
Mégaséance A – Importantes leçons tirées du projet de démonstration de réseau intelligent de l’EPRI
16:00—17:00
Mégaséance B – Service de l’avenir
Étude de cas : Contrôle de la tension
de précision pour les clients grâce
à l’infrastructure de mesure avancée
(IMA); planification, gestion et validation
L’engagement de conservation des
clients rendu possible grâce à l’IMA
Projet pilote sur les paramètres de
réseaux intelligents et résultats de la
recherche
Comment Guelph Hydro utilise des
illustrations attrayantes afin de faire
participer les clients et de générer des
économies d’énergie.
L’importance de l’exactitude des
données du système de distribution
dans le domaine des réseaux intelligents
Nouvelle approche pour une
atténuation des pertes grâce aux
analyses du réseau et aux études
d’équilibre énergétique
LE VENDREDI 3 OCTOBRE
8:30—9:00
Dicours principal : Scott Henneberry (V.-P. – Stratégie Des Réseaux Intelligents, Schneider Electric)
9:00-9:45
LTE - Technologie pour les
infrastructures critiques Applications
L’exigence de l’interopérabilité dans les
réseaux intelligents
Réponse à la demande : Allier les
applications de la gestion de l’énergie
à la recherche opérationnelle
9:45—10:30
Les régimes spéciaux sur la protection
des données d’Hydro-Québec :
présent et futur
Étendre l’infrastructure mondiale des
VE grâce à l’intégration au réseau des
véhicules
Hydro One : Projet pilote Apportez
votre propre thermostat
10:30-11:00
Pause
11:00-11:45
Essai sur le terrain de régulateurs
électroniques de puissance sous
basse tension dans un réseau public
de distribution
Solutions de réseau intelligent pour le
réseau électrique du Yukon
L’avenir prometteur des données et
l’évolution des attentes des clients
11:45—13:15
Vision du panel au sommet
13:15—14:00
Étude de cas des avantages
économiques à partir des valeurs
dynamiques intégrées de ligne
Étude de cas des avantages
économiques à partir des valeurs
dynamiques intégrées de ligne
Sélection et positionnement de
capteurs pour les applications de
réseau intelligent
14:00
Fin de la conférence
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SMARTGRID CANADA
INTRODUCTION LETTER
Alex Bettencourt, Managing Director, SmartGrid Canada
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his year will mark the fourth annual
SmartGrid Canada Conference and our
first gathering in Montréal. I would like to
extend our deepest appreciation to HydroQuébec for being the host utility this year,
and to their executives for imparting their
knowledge and guidance. Our founding
Executive Director, Ralph Zucker of BC Hydro,
had a vision that our annual conference
would become a cornerstone of our national
association, providing an opportunity for the
Canadian industry to come together and share
their learnings. Over the years, the conference
has grown to be the leading smart grid event
in Canada.
This year’s event focuses on two major and
connected themes: grid resiliency and the
active customer. With more devastating
natural disasters and customers increasingly
dependent on reliable electricity, utilities face
pressures to ensure grid resiliency in the face
of unexpected disruptions - utilities need
to act quickly and efficiently, and keep all
stakeholders informed along the way. Smart
grid is an opportunity to maintain power and
restore it faster.
This leads us to the second theme of our
conference: the active customer. Having been
part of the smart grid transformation since
2009, I have witnessed countless debates,
inside utilities and within industry, on how to
convince consumers that “the smart grid is
good”. Many people think that calling it “smart”
tainted the concept, as it created confusion by
its association to smart meters. Many people
believe that the smart grid should not be
invisible to consumers.
However, when we look at the technologies
that utilities here, and around the world,
are looking to deploy, we see more and
more consumer involvement in the grid. The
transition of the electricity industry from
having passive consumers to the active ones
is occurring, and will accelerate as solar
panel prices fall and electric vehicle adoption
ramps up. Therefore, we focused the 2014
consumer research initiative on helping the
industry understand how to encourage the
“active customer”. We also delved deeper to
understand if “smart grid” (as a term) should
not be used, and what its meaning and real
benefits are. Having engaged one of Canada’s
leading research firms to answer these
questions, you will get the first opportunity to
see the results.
We welcome you to the 2014 SmartGrid
Canada Conference. We thank you for
attending and look forward to a fruitful
exchange of ideas. We hope the program we
have put together is insightful yet practical,
and you have an excellent opportunity
to expand your network nationally and
internationally. Enjoy!
THE SPONSORS THAT MADE IT POSSIBLE:
awesense
HOST UTILITY
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PREMIERE SPONSOR
LETTER FROM THE CHAIR OF
SMARTGRID CANADA
Chuck Filewych, Chair, SmartGrid Canada & Partner, Utility Operations, Deloitte
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elcome to all who are joining us from
around the country and internationally
in Montréal for our conference this year. As
always, the agenda is stacked with great
topics, case studies and many ‘take aways’
for all who are dedicated to improving the
electrical network.
SmartGrid Canada has been on the forefront
of several key themes that you will see in this
year’s conference. First, we continue to move
beyond the meter and to leverage information
in a more important context – modernizing
the distribution grid. I have worked with
several utilities this year to help develop a
Grid Modernization Plan that “brings it all
together,” with a drive to earn shareholder
value in a deliberate, well-orchestrated manner
based on the key priorities of the service
area. Executing the plan in context, whether
for storm hardening, distributed renewables,
or safety, is critical to making investments
relevant.
Another key focus is on the customer and their
expectations. In our annual survey, customers
have made it clear they expect the utilities to
figure out how to make the grid smarter and
to provide benefits such as getting the lights
back on (if they have to go off at all). In June
of this year, we held a member symposium
to examine how to make improvements in
restoration and communicate effectively with
customers. This means communicating on
their channel, which more and more requires
well-designed mobile applications and the
inclusion of social media.
In many respects, the game has just begun
with respect to the use of smart grid
technologies to improve utility performance
and the customer experience. I hope you will
join me in the innovative thinking that will drive
changes in the coming months.
Thank you for taking the time to re-tool and
making a difference.
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SMARTGRID CANADA 2014
ABOUT
Board of Directors
SmartGrid Canada Member Companies
»» Chuck Filewych (Chair), Deloitte
Utilities
»» Sandy Aivaliotis, Nexans
»» BC Hydro
»» Michael Owen, University of Ontario
»» Fortis BC
Institute of Technology
»» Enmax
»» Ron Zimmer, Continental Automated
»» Powerstream
Building Association
»» Hydro Quebec
»» Eric Deschenes, Schneider Electric
»» Hydro One
»» Ravi Seethapathy, At-large
»» John Mulrooney, PowerStream
»» André van Dijk, ENMAX
Industrial & Commercial
»» Alstom
»» Giuliana Rossini, Hydro One
»» Jean Lessard, IREQ Hydro-Québec
»» Kip Morison, BC Hydro
»» Vipin Kakkar, GE Digital Energy
»» Awesense Wireless
»» General Electric
»» Nexans
»» Schneider Electric
»» Siemens RuggedCom
»» Vizimax
Conference Staff
SmartGrid Canada
»» Alex Bettencourt, Managing Director
Academic
»» Iuliana Calin, Communications Director
»» British Columbia Institute of Technology
»» Charlotte Candea, Analyst
»» Continental Automated Building
Association
»» McGill University
Smart Grid Road Show
»» Steven Desrochers, Conference Producer
»» University of British Columbia
»» University of Toronto
»» Ryerson University
»» University of Ontario Institute of Technology
PulledIn PR
»» Anne-Marie Enns, Conference Marketer
»» Cameron Kuc, Web & Print
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BECOME A MEMBER OF
SMARTGRID CANADA
SmartGrid Canada continues to grow and we are always looking for new members who can
join in our mandate of promoting a smart grid for the benefit of all Canadians. As a member,
you share in exclusive benefits including:
»» The opportunity to share information and connect with other industry peers at several
events we hold throughout the year.
»» Detailed data and insights from the most comprehensive consumer research initiative in
Canada dedicated to smart grid and consumer benefits.
»» The ability to expand your horizons globally through participation in the Global Smart Grid
Federation and international trade missions.
If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact our Communications Director,
Iuliana Calin, at [email protected]
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OCTOBER 5-7, 2015
HILTON MARKHAM SUITES,
MARKHAM, ONTARIO
We are pleased to announce PowerStream
as our 2015 Host Utility. We look forward
to hosting you all at next years
conference in Ontario. Please visit our
website for updates.
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2014 Themes
GRID RESILIENCY AND
THE ACTIVE CONSUMER
GRID RESILIENCY:
Storms, natural disasters and their impacts are more devastating. We have
witnessed increased severity and frequency of weather related events
across North America. Hurricane Sandy in New York in 2012, unexpected
rainfalls leading to flooding in Calgary and Toronto in 2013, and the worst
winter we have weathered in 35 years, are just some examples. Now more
than ever it is critical for utilities to be prepared with effective outage
management plans and a reliable power infrastructure.
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GRID RESILIENCY:
GRID RESILIENCY:
Smart grid is an opportunity to maintain power or restore it faster. Extreme
weather can severely affect our economies. Efforts to strengthen the
electric grid must focus on three elements: prevention, recovery and
survivability. Smart grid technology can be used to predict the impact of
storms and restore power remotely.
Communication with customers is critical. Keeping in constant
communication with customers all along the power restoration process,
getting involved in community building and getting the power up fast
have become key expectations for utilities. Insights regarding crisis
communication best practices and best digital media tools are explored.
GRID RESILIENCY:
THE ACTIVE CUSTOMER:
Customers are more dependent on reliable power, and they expect it.
Extreme weather can severely affect our day-to-day lives. As Canadians
become more dependent on a safe, reliable and resilient power system, its
absence is felt more intensely. In unexpected outages, utilities’ reputations
can be adversely affected when they cannot restore power fast enough.
Bringing customers into grid planning has become essential. As customers
become active participants in producing power and selling it, integrating
them into grid planning effectively and efficiently is important, yet
challenging.
GRID RESILIENCY:
THE ACTIVE CUSTOMER:
Manage increased political risks. Failing to respond effectively and quickly
to power outages creates political risks for the utilities. In the aftermath
of Hurricane Sandy in New York, discussions about Long Island Power
Authority’s possible privatization occurred.
Energy efficiency with a focus on demand response programs is more
important. Learn how customer loads can be actively managed for demand
response programs, for the benefit of the customers, utilities and the
environment.
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SPEAKERS AT SMARTGRID CANADA 2014
RESEARCH ENGINEER, IREQ
HYDRO-QUÉBEC
SVP - OPERATIONS, TECH &
BUSINESS DEV, NEXANS
POWER SYSTEMS ENGINEER SMART GRID, HYDRO-QUÉBEC
Chad Abbey
Sandy Aivaliotis
Adile Ajaja
Chad Abbey received his degree
in electrical engineering from the
University of Alberta in 2002. He
received the M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees
from McGill University, Montréal,
in 2004 and 2009, respectively.
Since 2009, he has worked at the
Hydro-Québec Research Institute
(IREQ) in the area of integration
of smart grid technologies and
distributed generation. Among other
responsibilities, he forms part of the
IREQ distribution test line team and
conducts research on various aspects
related to the integration of renewable
energy. He is an active member of the
IEEE and CIGRE.
Sandy Aivaliotis has been Senior Vice
President of Operations, Technology
and Business Development at The
Valley Group, Inc. since March 2007.
He leads technology development
and commercialization of dynamic line
ratings for overhead transmission lines
to meet the evolving needs of the
smart grid.
Adile Ajaja is a power systems
engineer working for Hydro-Québec
since 2008. He has a bachelor’s
degree from Concordia University
and a master’s degree from
McGill University, both in electrical
engineering. He contributed to HQD
mainly with his involvement in the
planning and development of a volt
and var control system (CATVAR
project), including for the deployment
of 800 capacitor banks and the
establishment of a distributiontransmission integrated control for
reactive power.
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PROFESSOR & CANADA
RESEARCH CHAIR, TROTTIER
INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY,
POLYTECHNIQUE MONTRÉAL
Miguel F. Anjos
Miguel F. Anjos is Full Professor
and Canada Research Chair in
the Department of Mathematics
& Industrial Engineering of
Polytechnique Montréal, and is the
Founding Director of Polytechnique’s
Trottier Institute for Energy. He
received his degrees from McGill
University, Stanford University, and
the University of Waterloo. He is
Editor-in-Chief of Optimization and
Engineering and a member of the
editorial boards of several other
international scientific journals. He
currently serves on the Council of the
Mathematical Optimization Society.
He is also a member of the Research
Review Committee of Mitacs. He
received the Meritas Teaching
Award from Ecole Polytechnique in
2012. He was awarded a Humboldt
Research Fellowship for Experienced
Researchers in 2009, and the Queen
Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
for significant contributions to
mathematical optimization and its
industrial applications.
DIRECTOR - INNOVATION
TECHNOLOGIES, IREQ HYDROQUÉBEC, JEAN LESSARD
PRESIDENT, POWERSTREAM, BRIAN BENTZ
CEO - AREVA RENEWABLES, LOUISFRANCOIS DURRET
VP - SYSTEM OPERATIONS, ENMAX,
ANDRÉ VAN DIJK
VP - SMART GRID STRATEGY,
SCHNEIDER ELECTRICSCOTT
HENNEBERRY
SVP - ENGINEERING &
CONSTRUCTION, HYDRO ONE, MIKE
WINTERS
VP - PUBLIC AFFAIRS, VISION
CRITICAL, STACEY KINLEY
PRESIDENT, POWERSTREAM
MANAGING DIRECTOR, SMARTGRID CANADA
Brian Bentz
Alex Bettencourt
Brian Bentz is the President and CEO of PowerStream Inc., a municipallyowned energy company that provides power and related services to more than
365,000 residential and business customers residing or owning a business in
communities located immediately north of Toronto and in Central Ontario.
Alex Bettencourt is a management consultant with over 12 years of extensive
experience in the utility industry, gained through his tenure at a large global
management consulting firm, and as Managing Director of his own utilityfocused consulting company, Elletrica. Consulting for various utility clients
around North America, Alex has deep expertise in the electric utilities business
as a whole and has specialized in Transmission & Distribution Operations, with
a focus on control room operations and the Distribution Management Systems.
Alex is currently engaged in Canada’s leading smart grid project at Hydro One
and has responsibility for its business case and rate case.
Mr. Bentz’s strong leadership abilities, combined with his extensive background
in the industry, has been key to PowerStream becoming one of Ontario’s leading
energy companies. PowerStream has successfully implemented several Smart
Grid technologies and has been involved in developing and operating renewable
generation assets. This includes building a Micro Grid at the company’s head
office in Vaughan andestablishing a solar generation business. PowerStream
has also been recognized for its environmental stewardship by a number of
prominent organizations including the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.
SMART GRID OFFER CREATION DIRECTOR, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
Trinidad Chardin-Segui
Trinidad Chardin-Segui is the Energy Expertise Director at Schneider Electric
where she involved in cutting-edge offer creation for Power Systems, Safety,
Cyber Security and Energy Efficiency with a particular focus on Energy Storage
and Micro Grid Solutions for Utilities.
Mrs. Chardin-Segui has 18 years of experience in the electricity sector.
VENTEEA PROJECT MANAGER, ELECTRICITÉ RÉSEAU
DISTRIBUTION FRANCE
Didier Colin
Didier Colin – VENTEEA project manager The VENTEEA project bringing
together eight industrial partners and two French universities is a member of
the IGreenGrid European project. Didier started his career in an engineering
consulting firm and the steel industry before joining ErDF where he has held a
number of position in distribution network operations and in HSE management
before becoming Operations & Customers Manager and then Deputy
Customers Supply Director. He also handles local economic development in the
Aube region.
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SPEAKERS AT SMARTGRID CANADA 2014
Smart Grid Lead, Capgemini Global Smart
Energy Services
Tom Crawford
Tom is a member of Capgemini’s Global Smart
Energy Services team and is based out of
Toronto, Canada. One of Tom’s primary roles with
the team is advising and supporting utilities in
the design and delivery of utility transformation
projects and providing expertise in areas of next
generation smart grid architecture and programs,
distribution operations and outage management.
Tom works with many of Capgemini’s partners
in the development of solutions that combine
industry leading technology, services and unrivalled
experience for a global customer base. prior to
starting with Capgemini, Tom had a 32 year career
with Hydro One Networks focused on field and grid
operations. In his most recent position with Hydro
One as the Manager of Distribution Operations at
the Ontario Grid Control Centre (OGCC), Tom was
responsible for the leading a safe and effective 7 x
24 hour outage management operation. Tom was a
key participant on the Hydro One Smart Meter and
Smart Grid strategy teams.
EVP - GLOBAL SALES & ALLIANCES
Rudi Carolsfeld
Rudi joined Awesense in 2013 as Excecutive Vice
President of Global Sales & Alliances, defining
and guiding the sales, marketing, and customer
advocacy efforts for the expansion of the company’s
portfolio of revenue assurance product and services
globally.
Rudi has more than 20 years of technical sales and
marketing experience through his engagements
with two other outstanding companies solving Smart
Grid problems that were both market leaders in
their respective fields. At Power Measurement Ltd.
From 1993 to 2007, Rudi held numerous roles in
engineering, marketing and domestic & international
sales, holding the title of Sales Director for Europe
when the company was acquired by Schneider
Electric in 2005. While at RuggedCom Inc. from
2007 to 2013 he had responsibility for sales, holding
the position of Vice President Asia Pacific when the
company was acquired by Siemens in 2012.
VICE PRESIDENT OF SYSTEM OPERATIONS,
ENMAX
André van Dijk
Andre van Dijk is the Vice President – System
Operations at EMMAX Power Corporation. Andre
has over 20 years’ experience working in electrical
utilities, having spent time in the generation,
transmission and distribution sectors of the
industry, with an emphasis on the transmission and
distribution sectors.
Andre is registered as a Professional Engineer in
Alberta and in South Africa, and as a Chartered
Engineer in the United Kingdom. He holds the
degrees B.Eng. (Electrical) and MBA (Executive)
as well as a Diploma in Datametrics (Computer
Science and Information Systems). He joined the
SmartGrid Canada Board of Directors in 2014.
MANAGING DIRECTOR, ADVANCED ENERGY CENTRE
ENGINEER, HYDRO-QUÉBEC
Ron Dizy
Manuela Dobrescu
Ron is the Managing Director of the Advanced Energy Institute at MaRS,
focusing on two priorities. First, by fostering the adoption of innovative energy
technologies in Ontario and Canada, the Advanced Energy Centre is helping our
energy systems become more cost effective, more reliable and more resilient
to change and opportunity. The second priority is to leverage and share
those successes and experiences into global markets to drive international
opportunities for Ontario and Canadian energy innovators.
Manuela Dobrescu received a B.Eng.
(1989) in Electrical Engineering from
Craiova University, Romania and a
M.Sc.(2003) from École Polytechnique
de Montréal, Canada. In 1989, she
joined RENEL – Romania, where
she was involved in the control
and protection field. She joined
Hydro-Québec Research Institute
in 2001, where she was involved in
the field of power system dynamic
performance and is now working
for the TransÉnergie Division in
Power System Planning and special
protection systems design. She is also
a member of the Québec Order of
Engineers.
He was previously the President and CEO of ENBALA Power Networks, a smart
grid technology company that offers grid optimization services to utilities and
system operators to increase the overall efficiency and reliability of the power
system. Ron is viewed as a thought-leader on innovation opportunities that lie
within the evolution of the modern power system. Based on his well-respected
perspective on the smart grid, he was recruited to the executive committee of
the board for the Ontario Energy Association and the Association for Demand
Response and Smart Grid. He was also elected chair of the Corporate Partners
Committee of the Ontario Smart Grid Forum.
His entire career has been focused on bringing new technologies to evolving
markets, including spending nearly ten years as a venture capitalist (both as
a direct investor and as a pension fund manager), co-founding a company
specializing in artificial intelligence and gathering experience in major consulting
firms. Ron holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of
Toronto.
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CEO, AREVA RENEWABLES
ENGINEER - DIMA SMART GRID PROJECT, HYDRO-QUÉBEC
Louis-Francois Durret
Daniel Fournier
Since December 2011, Louis-François Durret is CEO of the AREVA Renewables
Business Group, which encompasses four business units: Offshore Wind, Solar,
Bioenergy, and Hydrogen & Storage
Daniel Fournier received a Bachelor in Engineering Physics from the Ecole
Polytechnique de Montreal in 1980. He later earned a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in
Energy INRS Energy in 1985 and 1988 respectively. He worked at the Institut
de recherche d’Hydro-Québec (IREQ) from 1990 to 2004 and was involved in
various research and development related to expert diagnostic systems (infrared
thermography and partial discharges) for Distribution equipments. Since 2004,
he worked for Hydro-Québec Distribution as a senior engineer in the field of
smart grid applications. Since 2010, he has been representing Hydro-Quebec
Distribution as advisor for the EPRI Smart Grid Demo Host Site Project. He is
also in charge of the Distribution Automation Telecom modernization project. He
is a member of the Order of Engineers of Quebec.
Louis-François Durret started his career in the Pechiney Group. He was Vice
President of Comurhex from 1990 -1993. He then joined COGEMA and held
various responsibilities in international business development. In 1999, he was
appointed Vice President of Finance, in charge of the organization and cost
optimization of COGEMA.
In 2001, he created the AREVA Audit Department and, in 2004, became
Executive Vice President Head of the Enrichment Business Unit of AREVA.
From 2008 to 2011, he was Executive Vice President of the Fuel Business Unit of
AREVA.
Louis-Francois has a background in civil engineering and economics.
PRESIDENT OF UTILITIES, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
Thierry Godart
Thierry Godart is President of the Utility Segment of Schneider Electric.
The Schneider Electric Utility portfolio includes automation technology and
information technology for the generation and distribution of electricity. Under
Thierry’s leadership, Schneider Electric offers products, systems and complete
solutions to help utilities around the world transform their processes and
modernize their assets to adapt to the new energy paradigm with smart grids,
renewable generation and distributed resources like microgrids.
Thierry has more than 25 years of experience in the application of technology
to the power industry. He joined Schneider Electric from Siemens and has held
several senior management positions at Areva T&D, ABB and General Electric.
Thierry earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute
of Technology in Atlanta, USA. He is a graduate from the Ecole Supérieure
d’Electricité (SUPELEC) in Paris, France. Thierry resides in the US with his wife
Pascale and two children.
PROFESSOR & CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR, TROTTIER INSTITUTE
FOR ENERGY, PO CHAIRMAN, CTO AND CO-FOUNDER, ENERNEX
AND IEEE FELLOW
Erich W. Gunther
Erich W. Gunther is Chairman, CTO and Co-Founder of EnerNex, where he helps
clients define their strategic direction in basic R&D, technology, and product
development. Erich has 30 years of experience in the design and development
of innovative solutions to a wide array of power system problems, most notably in
ways to take advantage of communications networks and technology to improve
the efficiency, operating practices, and security of the electric power system.
Since 2004, Erich has been a member of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
GridWise Architecture Council, serving as Chairman from 2010-2012. He also
serves on the IEEE PES Governing Board as member-at-large for Smart Grid, is
past-chair of the PES Intelligent Grid Coordinating Committee, and is a member
of the IEEE Smart Grid Steering Committee. Erich also serves on the Smart
Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) board of directors, the UTC Smart Networks
Council board, and is the Chairman of the Board of the Utility Communications
Architecture International Users Group (UCAIug).
Erich received his BSEE from Gannon University in 1980 and his Master of
Engineering degree in Electric Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute in 1984.
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SPEAKERS AT SMARTGRID CANADA 2014
VP — CORPORATE & EMPLOYEE
RELATIONS, IESO, TERRY YOUNG
DIRECTOR- ETO OPERATIONS
AND PROJECTS, DUKE ENERGY
Jason Handley
Jason Handley is Director of
Operations and Projects in the
Emerging Technology Office at Duke
Energy. Jason has over 18 years of
electric utility experience specializing
in the smart grid, distribution
automation, and operations
management. He is responsible
for the day-to-day operations and
pilot projects in the research and
development group at Duke. His team
installs, tests, and evaluates new
technologies for the grid. Jason works
with his business unit stakeholders
to transfer new technologies into
the mainstream business. He is a
registered professional engineer and
received his electrical contractors
unlimited license in 2009.
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PRESIDENT - UTILITIES, SCHNEIDER
ELECTRIC, THIERRY GODART
PRESIDENT & CEO, HYDRO-QUÉBEC,
THIERRY VANDAL
MANAGING DIRECTOR, SMARTGRID
CANADA, ALEX BETTENCOURT
VP OF SMART GRID STRATEGY, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
Scott Henneberry
Scott Henneberry has 30+ years of experience in the electrical industry. During
the first 20 years of his career, he worked for Siemens in both Raleigh, NC
and Orlando, FL. This period encompassed various Marketing and Operational
management positions in the Switchgear and Power Quality fields, including
Marketing Director for the Substation Automation and Protective Relaying
Division.
The next five years were spent as an Executive Officer at Power Measurement,
Inc., a small high-tech company in the electrical industry bringing turnkey
hardware and software solutions to utility and industrial customers in the Power
Monitoring field. Here, he was responsible for all aspects of Marketing, Business
Development, Strategy and M&A.
Since acquisition of PMI by Schneider Electric in 2005, Mr. Henneberry has
focused on the strategic aspects of the Power Monitoring & Control business
for Schneider, and most recently has been assigned to the Global Corporate
Strategy Department of Schneider Electric, where he is responsible for defining
and coordinating the implementation of the Schneider Electric Smart Grid
Strategy.
RESEARCHER - POWER
SYSTEMS AND MATHEMATICS,
IREQ HYDRO-QUÉBEC
Annissa Heniche
Annissa Heniche (M’02) received
the B.Eng. degree in electrical
engineering from École Nationale
desIngénieurs et Techniciens d’Algérie
in 1985 and the Master’s and Ph.D.
degrees from Paris 11 University,Paris,
France, in 1992 and 1995, respectively.
She joined the Hydro-Québec
Research Institute, in 2001, where
she is involved as a researcher in
the Power System and Mathematics
Department. Her research activities
are in the field of power system
dynamic performance, SPS and
control systems design. Dr. Heniche is
a member of IEEE Power Engineering
Society and also a member of the
Québec Order of Engineers.
INDUSTRY & SOCIETY UNIT,
ERICSSON
VP NORTH AMERICA - UTILITY INNOVATIONS & INFRASTRUCTURE
SOLUTIONS, ALSTOM
S&T ADVISOR, NRCAN /
CANMET ENERGY
Manish Jindal
Lawrence Jones
Jen Hiscock
Mischa Steiner-Jovic is the founder and
CEO of Awesense. Mischa brings product
development and management experience
in the embedded electronics, wireless, and
industrial sectors. Prior to starting Awesense,
Mischa held various engineering, consulting
and project management roles in companies
such as ECO Fuel Systems, Newpoint
Thermal and the Okanagan Research &
Innovation Centre.
Dr. Jones joined Alstom Grid Inc. in 2000 and is currently North America Vice
President for Utility Innovations and Infrastructure Resilience, serving on the
company’s global business development team for smart grids and smart cities
consulting. He was previously Vice President for Regulatory Affairs, Policy
and Industry Relations. He also served as Director of Strategy and Special
Projects, Worldwide, in the Network Management Systems business and
led its global Renewable Energy Integration activities. In September 2010,
Dr. Jones was appointed by the United States Department of Commerce’s
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to a three-year term
on the 15-member Federal Smart Grid Advisory Committee. In 2013, he was
reappointed to serve another three-year term, which ends in 2016.
Jen Hiscock works with the
CanmetENERGY research labs
at Natural Resources Canada
on smart grid development and
the integration of renewable and
distributed energy resources.
She represents Canada as a
national expert, and facilitates
knowledge-sharing and
collaboration on smart grid
projects in Canada as Manager
of the Canada Smart Grid Action
Network. With engineering and
business degrees, Jen studies
the dynamics of innovation
surrounding the technology and
policy development of smart
grid and distributed energy
resources.
Mischa is a frequent speaker and panelist
at industry conferences, university programs
and government events on the smart grid
and the innovation potential of technology
to transform business and society. He
also represents Awesense as a voting and
participating member within the Smart Grid
Interoperability Panel (SGIP) led by National
Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Dr. Jones is a recognized advocate for the use of smart, clean, and renewable
energy technologies enabled by resilient infrastructures around the world.
He is Editor of the new book “Renewable Energy Integration: Practical
Management of Variability, Uncertainty and Flexibility in Power Grids.” He
received the Renewable Energy World Network 2012 Excellence in Renewable
Award for Leadership in Technology and the Utility Variable Generation
Integration Group 2012 Achievement Award. Dr. Jones received his MSc,
Licentiate and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Institute
of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.
CEO & FOUNDER - AWESENSE
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GREENLOTS
Mischa Steiner-Jovic
Lin-Zhuang Khoo
Mischa Steiner-Jovic is the founder and CEO of
Awesense. Mischa brings product development
and management experience in the embedded
electronics, wireless, and industrial sectors. Prior to
starting Awesense, Mischa held various engineering,
consulting and project management roles in
companies such as ECO Fuel Systems, Newpoint
Thermal and the Okanagan Research & Innovation
Centre.
Lin-Zhuang Khoo is Senior Vice President at Greenlots,
a global provider of open standards-based technology
solutions for electric vehicle (EV) networks and grid
management. Mr. Khoo oversees product and market
development, operations, and global sales for the company,
most recently spearheading the company’s design,
commercialization, and launch of its SKY cloud-based
software and mobile platform for EV charging stations.
Mischa is a frequent speaker and panelist at
industry conferences, university programs and
government events on the smart grid and the
innovation potential of technology to transform
business and society. He also represents Awesense
as a voting and participating member within the
Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) led by
National Institute of Standards and Technology
(NIST).
During his tenure at Greenlots, he has brokered multimillion dollar deals across ten countries. Lin forges
partnerships with utilities, site hosts, governments,
automakers, and technology partners to deliver end-to-end
solutions for Greenlots’ next generation charging platform.
A thought leader in the electric vehicle charging industry,
Mr. Khoo is an active voice in the policy dialogue around
EV charging technology.
Prior to joining Greenlots, Lin led technical business
operations for Conergy Renewable Energy Singapore
where he developed and executed market entry strategies
for the Asian solar and telecom markets. He has also
served as a research analyst at Dow Jones VentureOne.
Lin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from
Purdue University and is trilingual, speaking English, Malay,
and Mandarin.
VICE PRESIDENT - PUBLIC AFFAIRS,
VISION CRITICAL
Stacey Kinley
Stacey currently runs the Public Affairs
team at Vision Critical – the world’s leading
provider of Insight Community technology
and solutions. Stacey brings more than 15
years of marketing, communications and
public opinion research experience working
with some of North America’s biggest brands
and organizations. She takes great pride in
the relationships that her team has built with
energy sector clients including Direct Energy,
the IESO and Epcor as well as leading
organizations across a variety of sectors
such as Aeroplan, Rogers, Metrolinx, and the
Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. Her strong
background in brand and marketing research
allows Stacey to bring fresh insights and
methodological rigour to public sector and
not-for-profit projects. She is also a RIVAtrained focus group moderator and seasoned
interviewer who packs a wide range of online,
offline and mobile quantitative and qualitative
techniques in her toolkit. Stacey’s mission is
to provide well-informed, strategic, datadriven guidance and insights that are rooted
in sound research practice.
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SPEAKERS AT SMARTGRID CANADA 2014
VP – RESIDENTIAL ENERGY SOLUTIONS,
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
Yann Kulp
Yann leads the team that created the Wiser Home
Management System, focusing on providing energy
efficient, reliable & consumer-centric solutions for
utilities, builders and contractors. He is also the
strategist for connected & efficient home topics for
North America. Prior to this role he was based at
the Schneider Electric HQ in Paris as Director of
Communication for the LifeSpace business EMEAS
(65 countries) driving a significant transformation to
consumer and digital tools. Before joining Schneider
Electric in 2004 he spent 12 years with Legrand in
Europe and USA in sales & product management.
After undergraduate studies in France, he
completed his MBA at Syracuse University. He is
now based in Chicago.
PRÉSIDENT-DIRECTEUR GÉNÉRAL CHEZ
ASSOCIATION DE L’INDUSTRIE ÉLECTRIQUE
DU QUÉBEC
ENGINEER, MILSOFT
Daniel Laplante
Brian A. Lassiter received the B.Sc. degree in
Computer Science from North Carolina State
University, Raleigh, North Carolina in 2003. He
gained experience in distribution system planning
studies, protection studies, system modeling,
and utility integration while working at Booth &
Associates Inc. in Raleigh, NC, for three years
as an Engineering Technician. He joined Milsoft
Utility Solutions Inc. Abilene, TX, in 2004 as an
Engineering Support Specialist, was Director of
Engineering analysis for 5 years, and currently acts
as the Technical Sales Engineer.
Throughout his career, Mr. Laplante has served as
advisor to several ministers, as economist, as press
secretary and chief of staff. As a general manager
and managementconsultant, he then promoted
the development and business interests of several
associations and government enterprises. In his
role as Director, Economic Services & Government
Affairs of l’Association des professionnels de la
construction et de l’ habitation du Québec, he
contributed his experience to lobby provincial and
federal governments. Mr. Laplante is quite familiar
with the challenges of associations and very
passionate about the economic development issues
in Quebec.
Brian Lassiter
DIRECTOR - INNOVATION
TECHNOLOGIES, IREQ HYDROQUÉBEC
PRODUCT MANAGER - DATA
INSIGHTS & BUSINESS
INTELLIGENCE, OPOWER
CHIEF ENGINEER, CENTRAL LINCOLN PUD
Jean Lessard
Meghann Lomas
Jean Lessard began his career with
Hydro-Québec some 25 years ago
as a scientist at IREQ. In 2001, he
became Manager of Automation and
Measurement Systems. In his capacity
as Director – Technology Innovation
since January 2008, Mr. Lessard
oversees the Institute’s innovation
portfolios with respect to generation,
transmission and distribution of
electricity. The Smart Grid Innovation
Program is one of Hydro-Québec’s
major innovation initiatives under his
leadership.
Meghann Lomas is a Product
Manager in Data Insights and
Business intelligence at Opower.
Opower combines a cloud-based
platform, big data, and behavioral
science to help utilities around the
world reduce energy consumption
and improve their relationship with
their customers. Meghann has a
M.S.E. and Ph.D. from the University
of Pennsylvania and a B.S.E from
Princeton University, all in mechanical
engineering.
Bruce Lovelin is Chief Engineer and Manager, Systems Engineering. Bruce led
the implementation of the AMI and VVO projects, and was awarded a US DOE
Smart Grid Investment Grant for Central Lincoln’s Smart Grid project.
Mr. Lessard holds a Bachelor’s
degree in electrical engineering from
Université Laval. He was appointed to
the Board of Directors of SmartGrid
Canada in 2011. He is also a founding
member of SERI – Smarter Energy
Research Institute in partnership with
IBM Watson and is a member of the
Governance Committee.
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Bruce Lovelin
GENERAL MANAGER - GRID AUTOMATION, GE DIGITAL ENERGY
Juan Macias
Juan Macias is General Manager of Grid Automation for GE’s Digital Energy
business. Digital Energy is an industry leading provider of advanced products
and services that modernize the grid from the power plant to the power
consumer. In his role, Juan leads protection & control, substation automation,
industrial communications and monitoring & diagnostics.
Juan previously served as General Manager of Digital Energy’s Protection &
Control business. He joined GE in June 2005 as Product General Manager for
GE Consumer & Industrial’s electrical distribution construction products group.
Prior to joining GE, Juan worked for ABB Inc. for 15 years where he held
positions in sales, marketing, product and general management in both the U.S.
and Mexico.
Juan holds a BSc Degree in Industrial Engineering from New Mexico State
University and an MBA from Rollins College in Florida.
SR. CDM STRATEGIC PLANNER, HYDRO
ONE
VP - DISTRIBUTION ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS,
GREATER SUDBURY HYDRO
CANADIAN SMART GRID SOLUTION
LEADER, IBM CANADA
Mernaz Malozewski
Brian McMillan
Bruce Orloff
Mernaz Malozewski is an Acting Senior CDM
Strategic Planner at Hydro One. She received
her Bachelor of Business Administration from
Ryerson University and is a Project Management
Professional. Mernaz’s focus is currently on
implementation of Energy Conservation and
Demand Management pilots, leveraging Hydro
One’s Smart Grid. Mernaz has held a number of
leadership positions in Hydro One for the past 25
years. In her previous role as Manager of Project
Reporting for Major Engineering and Construction
projects, she won the President’s Award for
Excellence in 2010 for her work in developing
implementation processes for Distributed
Generation Projects.
Brian McMillan has enjoyed more than 34 years
in the Ontario electrical distribution sector. A
Professional Engineer, he has had the pleasure of
working with some of the best and brightest in the
industry while employed at Ontario Hydro, North Bay
Hydro and Greater Sudbury Hydro. Brian’s career
has included experiences in customer service,
regulatory affairs, operations and engineering.
Bruce is the Canadian Smart Grid Solution Leader in
IBM’s Energy & Utilities practice with over 25 years
experience in the utilities and telecommunications
industries. He has extensive knowledge and
experience managing, developing and implementing
advanced solutions in competitive electricity and
telecommunications de-regulated markets globally.
Bruce is also one of the founding members and
past board member of SmartGrid Canada, a national
organization dedicated to promoting a more
modern and efficient electricity grid for the benefit
of all Canadians through education, collaboration,
promotion, and action. Bruce has also published
articles and presented at numerous key industry
conferences.
VP - POWER DELIVERY & UTILIZATION, EPRI
Mark McGranaghan
Mark McGranaghan is Vice President of Power Delivery and Utilization for the Electric
Power Research Institute (EPRI). He leads the teams responsible for EPRI’s research
involving technologies, systems, and practices for power delivery systems from the
generator to the plug and for the devices and technologies that use the electricity.
From 2003 to 2010, McGranaghan was Director of Research in the Distribution and Smart
Grid areas for EPRI. Priorities during this period were restructuring of the distribution
research program, coordinating EPRI research in the smart grid area with government
and industry efforts, creating the smart grid demonstration initiative, and increasing the
technical strength of the EPRI research team.
Prior to joining EPRI, McGranaghan was Vice President at Electrotek Concepts (19982003), where he helped develop a new business area around power quality and power
system studies into a world leader.
From 1978 to 1988 McGranaghan was a Manager at McGraw-Edison/Cooper Power
in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. He managed studies for the utility industry and internal
studies for application of McGraw-Edison products (power transformers, circuit breakers,
arresters, distribution switchgear, capacitors) and directed a wide range of power system
studies.
McGranaghan has Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering and Master of Science,
Electrical Engineering degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. He has taught seminars
and workshops around the world and is very active in standards development and industry
activities (IEEE, CIGRE, IEC). He is a member of the NIST Smart Grid Interoperability
Panel Governing Board and he is the Vice-Chairman of the CIRED U.S. National
Committee.
VP – STRATEGIC
PARTNERSHIPS, CEIVA
ENERGY
Wannie Park
Wannie Park serves as
Vice President of Strategic
Partnerships and Business
Development at CEIVA Energy,
a smart grid solutions company
that helps utilities capitalize
on smart meter investments to
engage customers, implement
demand response programs
and comply with regulations.
Wannie manages partnerships
with utilities, regulators and
technology partners to implement
CEIVA’s integrated ecosystem
of hardware, software and
creative services for the Home
Area Network (HAN) and
make it easy for consumers to
reduce energy use. Prior to this
role, Wannie spent 10 years in
corporate development, private
equity and consumer electronics.
He holds a MS in Organizational
Development from USC.
SMART ENERGY, HYDROQUÉBEC
Christian Perreault
Christian Perreault joined HydroQuébec in 1985 as a HydroQuébec Distribution electrical
engineer. He also completed a
Masters degree in engineering
management. Now, he is
gradually shifting from a technical
job toward a manager job. In
the last five years, Christian has
worked on a variety of projects,
including distribution automation,
volt and var control systems,
green house gas reduction
evaluations, EV charging station,
telecommunications for the smart
grid, and energy storage.
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SPEAKERS AT SMARTGRID CANADA 2014
2014 Speakers
What sets the SmartGrid Canada conference apart is its focus on developing a well-curated
program. We invite each of our speakers based on their industry knowledge as well as their
acumen as a speaker. The core of the conference is our speakers and we want to thank them for
the knowledge and energy that they bring to the conference.
PRESIDENT, JP PINARD
CONSULTING
DIRECTEUR AND SUPERVISOR
OF NETWORK PLANNING
DIRECTOR - GRID INNOVATIONS,
DVI
PH.D. CANDIDATE, MCGILL
UNIVERSITY
JP Pinard
André Potvin
Phil Powell
Michael Ross
Dr. JP Pinard is a researcher on the
development of community wind
and other renewable energy sources
in the Yukon and Canada’s North.
JP is a professional engineer (BSc.
mechanical engineering at University
of Waterloo, 1992) and a PhD recipient
(University of Alberta, 2008) on the
subject of wind climate in the Yukon’s
mountainous terrain. Since 1996, he
has measured, assessed, and reported
on the wind energy potential in many
communities across northern Canada.
JP’s primary focus is to help build a
renewable energy future for the Yukon
and Canada’s remote communities.
André Potvin is Director of Distribution
Network Standards and Planning at
Hydro-Québec. In this role, André
is responsible for the technical
standards of the distribution network,
including engineering, maintenance
and construction methods, safety,
automation, operation and vegetation
management related to the network.
In sum, he performs the asset
management of the distribution
method.
Phil Powell is Director of Grid
Innovations at DVI, and a near 40
year veteran of Dominion. He has
worked in System Protection, Power
Supply, Transmission Planning, and
System Reliability. Phil has authored
and presented at numerous technical
conferences in the utility industry. Phil
is an Electrical Engineer.
Michael Ross received his M.Eng.
degree from McGill University,
Montréal, Canada, in 2010 and
his B.A.Sc. degree in Electrical
Engineering from the University of
Toronto, Toronto, Canada, in 2008. He
has worked at CEATI International
as a technical editor between 2009
and 2010, and has been a Ph.D.
Student Intern at the Hydro-Québec
Research Institute (IREQ) since 2011.
He is currently a Ph.D. candidate
in electrical engineering at McGill
University in the area of renewable
energy and Microgrid control, and is
an active researcher in the NSERC
Smart Microgrid Network.
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André has held this position
since 2012, but has a long history
in technical management and
maintenance at Hydro-Québec
Distribution. His background is in
electrical engineering, and he is a
member of the Ordre des ingénieurs
du Québec.
DIRECTOR - STRATEGY & CONSERVATION, HYDRO ONE
Giuliana Rossini
Giuliana Rossini is Director – Customer Strategy & Conservation Officer at
Hydro One, responsible for developing a corporate-wide customer strategy that
will result in Hydro One achieving its customer satisfaction goals and improve
the customer experience. Giuliana is also responsible for developing new
and innovative Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) initiatives that
prepare for customers’ future needs.
In her over 20 years at Ontario’s largest electricity utility, Giuliana has held
key roles in Asset Management, Business Controllership, Corporate Finance
and Strategic Planning, with a particular focus on Finance. In 2005, Giuliana
transitioned to Energy Management and successfully developed Hydro One’s
CDM suite of programs. She has since directed the design, development and
delivery of both demand response and energy efficiency programs, across
industrial, commercial and residential customer segments.
Giuliana is on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Energy Efficiency
Alliance. She holds an Hon. B.Com. from McMaster University, and a C.P.A.
C.M.A. professional accounting designation.
PRESIDENT & CEO, AZTECH
ASSOCIATES
Geoff Salter
Geoff P. Slater, President and CEO
of Aztech Associates Inc., is a
driven innovator and entrepreneur.
After founding Aztech in 1993 to
commercialize electronic products
for such clients as Schlumberger,
General Motors and the Biomedical
Engineering Unit at Queens University
in Kingston, he led the company to
develop a family of rugged asset
tracking and monitoring devices
for the resource extraction and
shipping sectors, and in 2005, a clean
technology division specializing in
energy CDM products for the home.
Aztech has rapidly become one of
North America’s leading designers
and manufacturers of simple-to-use
smart grid accessories.
CTO, GRIDCO SYSTEMS
James Simonelli
Jim Simonelli is Chief Technology
Officer of Gridco Systems, responsible
for the company’s technical vision
and strategy. Previously, Jim served
as SVP and CTO of American Power
Conversion (APC), a Schneider
Electric company and global provider
of end-to-end AC and DC-based
back-up power products and
services. At APC, Jim also held senior
management roles as VP, System
and Platform Architecture and VP,
Solutions Delivery Group. Jim holds
10 U.S. patents and is a member
of IEEE, International Council on
Systems Engineering (INCOSE), and
the System Dynamics Society. He
received his BSEE and MSEE degrees
from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
PRESIDENT AND CEO, HYDRO-QUÉBEC
Thierry Vandal
Thierry Vandal has been involved in the North American energy sector for
more than 30 years, having worked in oil, petrochemicals and natural gas. He
joined Hydro-Québec in November 1996 and was named President and Chief
Executive Officer in April 2005. He had served as Vice President – Strategic
Planning and Business Development, and then in 2001 became President of
Hydro-Québec Production.
Mr. Vandal holds an engineering degree from Polytechnique Montréal and an
MBA from HEC Montréal. In 2007, the Université de Montréal awarded him an
honorary doctorate to underscore his outstanding professional contribution to
the energy sector.
DR. LAWRENCE JONES,
VP NORTH AMERICA - UTILITY
INNOVATIONS & INFRASTRUCTURE
RESILIENCE, ALSTOM
RON DIZY, MANAGING DIRECTOR,
ADVANCED ENERGY CENTRE
Mr. Vandal is Chairman of the Board of the Société d’énergie de la Baie James.
He sits on the boards of The Conference Board of Canada, HEC Montréal, and
McGill University, where he also acts as President of the Finance Committee.
In 2012, Mr. Vandal was named Canadian Energy Person of the Year by the
Energy Council of Canada. This award pays tribute to Canadian leaders who
have made a significant contribution to the energy sector, either on a national or
global scale.
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SPEAKERS AT SMARTGRID CANADA 2014
GLOBAL SMART GRID SEGMENT LEADER MEDIUM VOLTAGE PRODUCTS, ABB
DIRECTOR - METERING & CONSERVATION,
GUELPH HYDRO
Doug Voda
Matt Weninger
As Global Segment Leader for Medium Voltage
Smart Grid, at ABB, Doug is actively involved in
strategic and tactical activities delivering solutions
for utilities globally. Doug joined ABB in 2002, and
has over 18 years of experience in digital electronics
design and assembly, and transmission tower design
and construction experience. Prior to joining ABB,
Doug was Vice President of Sales and Marketing,
Substation Systems Engineering, Manufacturing at
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories. Doug holds
a B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the
University of Nebraska, and an MBA from HBU in
Houston Texas. He currently makes his home in
Lake Mary Florida.
Mr. Weninger has more than 20 years of electrical
utility engineering and operating experience at
Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc. A graduate
of the University of Waterloo, he has been a
licensed Professional Engineer since 1990. Mr.
Weninger currently has responsibility for metering,
including the smart metering initiative, supervisory
control and data acquisition (SCADA) and related
field communications technology, as well as
the development and delivery of the Company’s
portfolio of Conservation and Demand Management
programs. Mr. Weninger has been actively involved
in the development of Guelph Hydro’s smart grid
plan, and serves on various industry committees and
working groups including Ontario’s Green Button
Pilot Project Working Group.
SVP - ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION, HYDRO
ONE
Mike Winters
Mike leads engineering, project delivery and construction
work for the Corporation. His mandate is to deliver
the programs and projects necessary to maintain the
core service that Hydro One provides to its customers
across the province. Project delivery is accomplished by
leveraging both internal and external expertise to design
and construct using standard and repeatable methods that
lead to safe, reliable and cost effective operations of those
assets.
Previous to his current role, Mike was the Senior Vice
President and Chief Information Officer, where he led
Hydro One’s Information Systems and Telecom groups
spanning both Corporate and Power System. His work
program consisted of core internal and outsourced
operations as well as major project implementation with
a focus on business process, data, systems, integration,
network and security.
Prior to joining Hydro One, Mike held management
positions with systems integration firms where he focused
on customer systems, business process management,
application architecture and project delivery.
Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada.
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T&D RESEARCH ENGINEER, NRCAN
Steven Wong
Steven Wong is a T&D Research Engineer
with the Grid Integration of Renewable and
Distributed Energy Resources Group at
CanmetENERGY, Natural Resources Canada
since 2010. Steven obtained a PhD in Electrical
Engineering from University of Waterloo in
2009. His research background and interests
lie in optimization and power system planning
and modelling, including distributed generation;
distribution and transmission systems;
sustainable energy resources and storage;
and innovative energy markets. He is currently
working in the areas of smart grid development,
demand response, remote communities, and
renewable energy integration.
DIRECTOR - CUSTOMER/CORPORATE
SERVICES AND CONSERVATION,
PETERBOROUGH UTILITIES
David Whitehouse
David Whitehouse is in his 30th year in the electric
and water utility industry. David has held many
positions in many roles from technical field work
to Customer Service and Billing with Scarborough
Utilities and then Toronto Hydro. In his current role
as Director of Customer and Corporate Services and
Conservation Officer with Peterborough Utilities,
David has been instrumental in the integration of
Smart Metering, time-of-use billing and leading edge
Conservation and Customer engagement programs.
David participates in many working groups in
the energy industry, including the Ontario Power
Authority Residential Working Group.
VICE PRESIDENT OF CORPORATE &
EMPLOYEE RELATIONS, IESO
Terry Young
Terry Young is Vice President – Corporate and
Employee Relations, responsible for managing the
IESO’s many external and internal relationships.
His accountabilities include human resources,
corporate strategy, government and regulatory
affairs, customer relations, communications
and marketplace training. He is responsible for
the IESO’s stakeholdering processes, including
the Stakeholder Advisory Committee, which
provides advice and recommendations on market
development and planning decisions. Mr. Young
also acts as the IESO’s representative on the
Ontario Smart Grid Forum.
A well-known spokesperson with over 30 years
of experience in the electricity industry, Mr.
Young started his career as a journalist with
Canadian Press-Broadcast News. He also serves
as President, Ontario Branch of the Kidney
Foundation of Canada.
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Thursday October 2
8:30—
8:45
MONTRÉAL A-B
Welcome & Introduction: Jean Lessard (Hydro-Québec), Alex Bettencourt
(SmartGrid Canada)
People in this session: ⇓
»» JEAN LESSARD (DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION TECHNOLOGIES, IREQ HYDRO-QUÉBEC)
»» ALEX BETTENCOURT (MANAGING DIRECTOR, SMARTGRID CANADA)
»» CHUCK FILEWYCH (CHAIR, SMARTGRID CANADA)
8:45
—
9:30
MONTRÉAL A-B
Keynote Speech: Thierry Vandal (President & CEO, Hydro-Québec), with
introduction by Thierry Godart (President - Utilities, Schneider Electric)
People in this session: ⇓
»» THIERRY GODART (PRESIDENT - UTILITIES, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC)
»» THIERRY VANDAL (PRESIDENT & CEO, HYDRO-QUÉBEC)
9:30
—
10:15
STE-HELENE
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Case Study: Precision Customer
Voltage Control with AMI: Planning,
Managing, and Validation
With the imminent integration of large amount
of renewable energy through distributed
generation, the detrimental effects of such
a high penetration of volatile resources can
be mitigated through a Microgrid Energy
Management System (EMS). The EMS is
implemented as a Multi-Objective Optimization
(MOO) to optimize the multiple objectives
and benefits that can accompany a microgrid
with renewable generation, such as reduced
power fluctuations, reduced peak power,
minimized cost, improved reliability, and reduced
greenhouse gas emissions. This presentation
outlines the implementation of the MOO in an
on-line hierarchical Multi-Agent System (MAS)
controller, as well as details the performance as
compared to the base-case off-line controller.
The MAS controller is implemented with
distributed intelligence, as well as a central
dispatching agent, so the Microgrid is able
to respond quickly to the highly fluctuating
resources. Particular challenges of the on-line
hierarchical controller that need to be addressed
are identified, as well as proposed solutions
with the goal of reducing communication
requirements and computational complexity.
The final product of this work is a Microgrid
controller that can be implemented in an on-line
system that addresses barriers and facilitates an
increased penetration of distributed renewable
energy within the Smart Grid framework.⇓
Central Lincoln People Utilities District in
Newport Oregon has implemented a unique
approach for Voltage Optimization (VO) utilizing
near real-time premise level voltages with
SCADA control to drive significant customer
savings and utility benefits. With recent advances
in AMI technology and communications, VO
delivers significant improvements over traditional
CVR. Central Lincoln’s VO methodology uses
the AMI voltages to optimize the operation of
the distribution system at the customer meter
interface using a novel adaptive circuit control
technique which minimizes the impact on
AMI communications. The method uses linear
voltage optimization to accomplish the Volt/Var/
CVR control. Central Lincoln’s objective is to
constantly improve its customer reliability while
reducing customer costs. The method enables a
granular planning process that identifies specific
reliability issues at the customer voltage level.
These “fingerprints” of customer level issues
provide a clear basis to improve reliability and
reduce costs. In addition a novel method of
applying paired t statistical analysis to the control
area allows continuous tracking and validation
of the voltage improvements while measuring
the significant reductions in energy use per
customer. This presentation will identify lessons
learned, best practices, and actual results from
the first year of operation.
People in this session:⇓
»» CHAD ABBEY (RESEARCH ENGINEER,
IREQ, HYDRO-QUÉBEC)
»» MICHAEL ROSS (PH.D. CANDIDATE,
MCGILL UNIVERSITY)
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MCGILL
On-line implementation of an Energy
Management System for microgrids
with renewable generation
People in this session:⇓
»» BRUCE LOVELIN (CHIEF ENGINEER,
CENTRAL LINCOLN PEOPLE UTILITIES
DISTRICT)
»» PHIL POWELL (DIRECTOR - GRID
INNOVATIONS, DVI)
VIGER
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AMI-Enabled Customer Conservation
Engagement
How do we ensure a high rate of customer
adoption and retention in conservation programs,
and long-term incremental increases in
conservation success? Peterborough Utilities
Group (PUG) and Aztech Associates Inc. will
share their story of the successful partnership
(Aztech, PUG and Elster), which has enabled
a successful roll out of the peaksaver PLUS
Program in Peterborough, Ontario. Their story is
one of entrepreneurial vision and determination
that will challenge LDCs to envision conservation
user interface beyond web portals, phone apps
and suboptimal in-home energy displays. The
presentation will speak to how the functionality
of the AMI connected Aztech In-Home Display
enables customer conservation engagement
and customer satisfaction with both the utility
and government conservation programs. The
Peterborough deployment of over 9,000 Aztech
In-Home Displays illustrates how the framework
of a current conservation program can be used
to develop an initiative to meet an LDCs unique
challenges to maximize conservation outcomes,
customer satisfaction and program deployment
savings.
People in this session:⇓
»» DAVID WHITEHOUSE (DIRECTOR –
CUSTOMER/CORPORATE SERVICES
AND CONSERVATION, PETERBOROUGH
UTILITIES)
»» GEOFF SALTER (PRESIDENT & CEO,
AZTECH ASSOCIATES)
11:00
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11:45
STE-HELENE
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High-efficiency high-reliability Energy
Storage System from Hydro-QuébecSony
Hydro-Québec (HQ) is partnering with Sony for
the production of a high-efficiency high-reliability
Energy Storage System (ESS). This turnkey
solution will include the battery system, the
power conversion unit, transformers, protective
devices and the control software and algorithms.
The first prototype is under development and will
be installed and tested at HQ’s research institute
in the 4th quarter 2014. ESS are becoming part
of the grid landscape, as more flexibility and
energy managing alternatives are required for
optimal network planning and operation. Some of
the high value use cases are capital investment
deferral and reserve supply. Demand for such
systems is growing fast, with recently issued
RFPs and legislations in Ontario, California and
Hawaii.
People in this session:⇓
»» ADILE AJAJA (POWER SYSTEMS
ENGINEER - SMART GRID, HYDRO-QUÉBEC)
»» CHRISTIAN PERREAULT (SMART ENERGY,
HYDRO-QUÉBEC)
MCGILL
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Smart Grid Metrics Pilot and
Research Results
CanmetENERGY has been conducting a Smart
Grid Metrics Pilot along with partners from
utilities, governments and industry in Ontario,
Québec and New Brunswick to develop a set
of metrics for smart grid development and
measured benefits for regions across Canada.
The analysis and insight would inform decisions
surrounding smart grid technology deployment,
address knowledge gaps, support policy
development, and better inform public discourse
about smart grid development in Canada. This
presentation will present some of the key
findings from the pilot along with a comparative
analysis of related efforts conducted in Europe
and the USA on smart grid metrics.
People in this session:⇓
»» JEN HISCOCK (S&T ADVISOR, NRCAN/
CANMETENERGY)
VIGER
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How Guelph Hydro is using
compelling visuals to engage
customers and drive energy savings.
Ontario’s peaksaver PLUS program helps
Ontarians save electricity by deploying in-home
displays (IHD) that provide up-to-the-minute
energy information. By making consumers more
aware of their home’s energy use, the program
empowers consumers to reduce energy use
and shave peaks. Southwestern Ontario utility
Guelph Hydro has taken a unique approach
to the in-home-display: engaging customers
with their own photos. Guelph partnered with
CEIVA Energy, a home energy management
systems provider, to deliver energy data via
CEIVA’s Homeview platform. Homeview is the
only display to blend real-time energy data from
the smart meter with personal photos synced
from sources like Facebook and Instagram via
an IHD which resembles a digital picture frame.
This frame gets prime real estate in the home,
helping to capture attention, drive efficiency
improvements and improve customer relations.
In this presentation, Guelph and CEIVA Energy
will provide an overview of the program, and
discuss the initial deployment of IHD frames,
accompanying phone and web apps, and
backend creative services to deploy messages
and visuals on the IHD that are critical to driving
results. Guelph will explain how the program
supports long-term utility goals around customer
engagement and peak shavings.
People in this session ⇓
»» MATT WENINGER (DIRECTOR - METERING
& CONSERVATION, GUELPH HYDRO)
»» WANNIE PARK (VP – STRATEGIC
PARTNERSHIPS, CEIVA ENERGY)
11:45
—
13:15
MONTRÉAL A-B
Consumer Research 3.0 – How have consumers’ perceptions of smart grid
changed over the last year ?
SmartGrid Canada has conducted its third annual survey of Canadian consumers on smart grid. At
this panel, our research firm will unveil the results to the industry and Terry Young of the IESO will
moderate a discussion with industry leaders on their reactions. The panel will provide insights into what
Canadians think about smart grids and smart meters and provide recommendations to the industry on
how they can engage consumers in the coming year.
People in this session:⇓
»» MEGHANN LOMAS (PRODUCT MANAGER, OPOWER)
»» TERRY YOUNG (VP - CORPORATE & EMPLOYEE RELATIONS, IESO)
»» STACEY KINLEY (VP OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS, VISION CRITICAL)
»» GIULIANA ROSSINI (DIRECTOR - STRATEGY & CONSERVATION, HYDRO ONE)
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Thursday, October 2
13:15
—
14:00
STE-HELENE
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How can energy storage become a
grid balancing game changer?
Grids are facing increasing volatility due to
intermittent renewable energy integration,
whether at the distribution or the transmission
level. However, energy storage systems are
becoming a realistic way to manage networks
and are a cost-effective alternative to improving
grid stability, adding value and creating revenue
streams. Schneider Electric, with Electricité
Réseau Distribution France (ErDF) and eight
other partners, are developing and deploying
practical storage solutions as part of the
VENTEEA demonstration project. This project is
focused on increasing renewable integration at
the local distribution grid level through a number
of initiatives. The storage solution being tested
as part of the project also aims at ensuring
both Distribution and Transmission System
Operators can balance spinning, non-spinning
and supplemental reserves to maintain network
stability at all levels to optimize supply and
demand. The ErDF and Schneider Electric’s joint
presentation will include: the VENTEEA project
storage solution covering; the project’s storage
application and additional services provided; the
definition of operational storage architectures;
and additional storage possibilities envisioned,
including the scaling of storage systems based
on both technical and economical criteria, and
additional storage technologies dedicated
to specific applications such as renewable
integration, T&D deferral, energy time shifts, etc.
MCGILL
302
Utilities make large investments in data
collection and the creation of GIS systems.
However, once those projects are complete, the
data must be properly maintained and updated
in order to keep the system relevant. If GIS
systems are not properly maintained, employees
lose confidence in them resulting in the eventual
demise of the system. This presentation will
cover specific processes and tools related to
the proper maintenance of GIS data and best
practices to ensure that new features added to
the GIS system are properly represented and
existing features are properly maintained.
Utilities are faced with more than $200B in
annual losses and theft, which are steadily
increasing by 2.5% per year, yet are under
pressure to reduce losses and increase
efficiency across the grid. There is rarely
enough monitoring in place to pinpoint the
cause of these losses, making it difficult to find
overloaded transformers, illegal bypasses and
metering errors that compromise grid reliability,
public safety, and financial performance. This
presentation will describe a technology-based
approach to providing situational awareness
of grid operating conditions based on actual
line measurements and predictive analytics
to provide insight into the operating condition
of the distribution grid. Bringing visibility to an
otherwise invisible network improves the ability
to predict overloads and avoid outages. Actual
line data reduces financial risk by truing up
conventional billing and smart meter data to the
actual consumption on the lines, pinpointing theft
as well as metering/bill errors.
People in this session:⇓
»» BRIAN LASSITER (ENGINEER - MILSOFT)
»» BRIAN MCMILLAN (VP – ENGINEERING,
SUDBURY HYDRO)
MONTRÉAL A-B
Mega Session A – Key Learnings from EPRI Smart Grid Demonstration Project
EPRI, one of the leading research institutions in power, has gathered a group of leading utilities for an
ambitious Smart Grid Demonstration Initiative. The initiative includes research in distributed generation,
storage, renewables, and demand response technology into a “virtual power plant”. This panel will
discuss the key findings to date from this initiative and explore how these findings will impact utility
business models and investments in the coming years.
People in this session:⇓
»» CHAD ABBEY (VP POWER SYSTEMS, SMARTER GRID SOLUTIONS)
»» DANIEL FOURNIER (ENGINEER - DIMA SMART GRID PROJECT, HYDRO-QUÉBEC)
»» GALE R. HORST (SR. PROJECT MANAGER, EPRI)
»» MARK MCGRANAGHAN (VP - POWER DELIVERY & UTILIZATION, EPRI)
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A Novel Approach to Loss Mitigation
Using Grid Analytics and Energy/Load
Balance Surveys
People in this session:⇓
»» DIDIER COLIN (VENTEEA PROJECT
MANAGER, ELECTRICITÉ RÉSEAU
DISTRIBUTION FRANCE)
»» TRINIDAD CHARDIN-SEGUI (SMART GRID
OFFER CREATION DIRECTOR, SCHNEIDER
ELECTRIC)
15:00
—
16:00
VIGER
The Importance of Correct
Distribution System Data in the Smart
Grid World
People in this session ⇓
»» RUDI CAROLSFIELD (EVP - GLOBAL
SALES & ALLIANCES, AWESENSE)
»» MISCHA STEINER-JOVIC (CEO,
AWESENSE)
16:00
—
17:00
MONTRÉAL A-B
Mega Session B – Utility of the Future
Thought leaders from the electricity industry will offer their vision on how the utility business will evolve
in the coming years. This panel will discuss the new business realities for utilities due to the impact of
renewable integration and the rise of distributed generation. The audience will gain insights in how the
industry will evolve and what are the opportunities and challenges associated with the transition.
People in this session:⇓
»» LOUIS-FRANCOIS DURRET (CEO, AREVA RENEWABLES)
»» ERICH W. GUNTHER (MEMBER OF GOVERNING BOARD, IEEE PES)
»» SCOTT HENNEBERRY (VP - SMART GRID STRATEGY, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC)
»» DR. LAWRENCE JONES (VP NORTH AMERICA - UTILITY INNOVATIONS & INFRASTRUCTURE
SOLUTIONS, ALSTOM
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Friday, October 3
8:30
—
9:00
MONTRÉAL A-B
Keynote Speech: Scott Henneberry (VP - Smart Grid Strategy, Schneider Electric)
People in this session:⇓
SCOTT HENNEBERRY (VP - SMART GRID STRATEGY, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC)
9:00
—
9:45
STE-HELENE
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MCGILL
VIGER
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LTE - Technology For Critical
Infrastructure Applications
The Need for Interoperability in the
Smart Grid
Hydro One: Bring Your Own
Thermostat Pilot
With the Smart Grid evolution that places high
demands on the telecommunication network
to support and manage the Grid, Utilities
need to rely on robust and affordable network
technology. The Grid is the backbone Country’s
Critical Infrastructure and this asset needs to
be protected and kept functional at the time
of national emergency to allow Public Safety
entities to perform their duty to save lives and
property. With support from equipment and
device manufacturers, the LTE (Long Term
Evolution) technology is becoming a sustainable
technology for the future, being a standardized
technology used by the world’s mobile network
operators. For these reasons, Utilities around the
world are increasingly deploying their own LTE
networks over existing choices of technology.
This session will cover the potential use of the
Public Safety network, as an ideal spectrum for
low cost and superior coverage deployment that
Utilities could leverage.
Just like your laptop can operate with devices
from many manufacturers interchangeably, the
electrical grid of the future needs to be able to
exchange data with different devices from many
manufacturers locally in the field with very low
latency. Unfortunately, many utilities are “siloed”
by proprietary technologies that backhaul data
to a centralized hub such as a head end server.
Without cross-industry collaboration and tactile
evaluation of device interoperability in the field,
support for the technology requirements to
realize the potential interoperability benefits will
never occur. Duke Energy has initiated research
projects to build and deploy low-cost controllers
in the lab and in the field to better manage
the electric grid. This requires building a field
message bus to exchange data between assets.
This data exchange can only happen if these
devices are connected either through wired or
wireless technologies. Once connected, the
data exchange is facilitated by non-proprietary
protocols and open standards – always keeping
data privacy and security at the forefront. So how
do we make the grid simpler to operate, and less
costly? Open up data at the edge of the grid to
allow for true interoperability.
Market research shows that the popularity of
Wi-Fi enabled Smart Thermostats is on the
rise. These thermostats allow customers to
monitor and control their central heating and
cooling for comfort and price, as well as allow
the thermostat to perform other energy savings
optimizations. In an effort to leverage our
smart grid investments to the mutual benefit
of customers and the utility, Hydro One will
be launching the Bring Your Own Thermostat
pilot in late 2014. This pilot ​shows a shift from
the “traditional” thermostat demand response
program, as Hydro One will no longer be
procuring the physical thermostat or arranging
the installation. As well, given the emphasis on
an aggressive energy efficiency target in Ontario
by 2020, a critical objective of the pilot will be to
evaluate the energy savings that can be obtained
by some of the leading smart thermostats. This
presentation will take you through the drivers
and considerations that led us to the Bring
Your Own Thermostat model, a detailed look at
the pilot’s objectives and design, and many of
the key lessons learned so far as Hydro One
prepares for ki​ck-off and participant enrolment.​
People in this session ⇓
»» MANISH JINDAL (INDUSTRY & SOCIETY
UNIT , ERICSSON)
People in this session ⇓
»» JASON HANDLEY (DIRECTOR - ETO
OPERATIONS AND PROJECTS, DUKE
ENERGY)
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People in this session ⇓
»» MERNAZ MALOZEWSKI (SR. CDM
STRATEGIC PLANNER, HYDRO ONE)
9:45
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10:30
STE-HELENE
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MCGILL
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Hydro-Québec’s Special Protection
Schemes : Present and Future
Scaling up global EV infrastructure
through vehicle-grid integration
Recent cascading failures in several power
systems worldwide have highlighted the
necessity to develop new automatic protection
systems. Furthermore, economic and
environmental considerations strictly limit the
addition of new transmission lines, which implies
that the more the power system develops, the
more it becomes stressed. Consequently it
is necessary to re-evaluate the performance
of automatic protection systems in their new
environment to ensure their effectiveness
in order to maintain power system reliability
and security. This work presents new Special
Protection Schemes (SPSs) that will be
incorporated into Hydro-Québec’s current
defense plan as a means to maintain its
performance and satisfy all the design criteria of
its future network.
As EVs enter the mainstream market, utilities
and their customers will seek new ways to
integrate these smart devices into the energy
ecosystem. Canada in particular has led the
way in its adoption of open standards-based
EV infrastructure, spurring a dialogue on how to
effectively scale vehicle-grid integration (VGI)
infrastructure.
People in this session:⇓
»» MANUELA DOBRESCU (ENGINEER,
HYDRO-QUÉBEC)
»» ANNISSA HENICHE (RESEARCHER POWER SYSTEMS AND MATHEMATICS, IREQ,
HYDRO-QUÉBEC)
In response to the inherent flaws of proprietary
charging networks, open charging standards
such as those used in pilots at BC Hydro &
Powertech Labs and the West Coast Green
Highway have gained global momentum.
Canada and leading utility BC Hydro have again
taken a bold stance here to future-proof utility
assets, while embracing demand response
and grid integration opportunities. A universal
set of standards provides a vendor-agnostic
charging infrastructure to drivers and prevents
utilities from wading through dozens of charge
technology “languages” in an attempt to
integrate EVs and demand response programs.
Brett Hauser, President of charging technology
provider Greenlots and Co-founder of Open
Charge Alliance, will discuss how utilities such
as BC Hydro are utilizing open standards to
future-proof EV charging infrastructure and how
the concept of OpenADR (Automated Demand
Response) incorporates dynamic pricing models
into innovative and price-competitive customer
offerings.
People in this session:⇓
»» LIN-ZHUANG KHOO (SVP, GREENLOTS)
VIGER
503
Demand Response: Marrying Energy
Management Applications and
Operations Research
The value provided by the Demand Response
system, an essential element of the smart
grid, is widely accepted, but the mechanisms
to fully realize this value are not all in place.
Schneider Electric and the École Polytechnique
de Montréal’s joint presentation will go into the
details of how the treatment and analysis of
large amounts of data combined with operations
research techniques and energy management
applications can lead to Demand Response
maximizing power reliability and reducing peak
usage costs. The presentation will look at Energy
Management Applications for: (1) Residential
solutions (for utilities and consumers), and the
convergence of single source of energy data
aggregation and analytics, command and control,
and demand-side management that engages
customers to reduce energy use through intuitive
technology; and (2) Small buildings solutions,
specifically power controls for electric heat
and temperature controllers. The presentation
will also cover optimal peak shaving using new
operations research methods.
People in this session:⇓
»» YANN KULP (VP – RESIDENTIAL ENERGY
SOLUTIONS, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC)
»» MIGUEL F. ANJOS (PROFESSOR &
CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR, TROTTIER
INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY, POLYTECHNIQUE
MONTRÉAL)
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Friday, October 3
11:00
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11:45
STE-HELENE
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Field trial of power electronics
LV power regulators in a utility
distribution system
A new class of power electronics based low
voltage (LV) power regulators, scaled for use in
the secondary portion of the distribution grid,
offers multi-function capability for managing
power, providing dynamic voltage regulation,
reactive power compensation, and harmonic
cancellation. This utility-owned and controlled
actuation capability integrates into existing
utility communications and SCADA systems for
management of distribution circuits and visibility
at grid edge. This presentation summarizes
a field trial in the Greater Sudbury Hydro
local distribution utility environment. Primary
objectives of the trial are to demonstrate
real-time, continuous voltage regulation in
a field deployment, define key integration
points between the power regulator and the
operations systems and to understand the
overall economic benefits. The presentation
highlights solar PV integration and Volt-VAR
Optimization (VVO) applications. Technical
operation and performance characteristics of
the new regulator are explained as they relate to
these applications. Preparation for the field trial
included defining objectives and scope, system
load flow modeling, integration planning, and
vendor acceptance testing. Field performance
results for the power electronics regulator are
reported and compared to models and project
objectives. Implications of device performance on
system operations and opportunities for future
work are also discussed.
MCGILL
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Smart Grid Solutions for the Yukon
Electrical Grid
Currently, the Yukon electrical grid in Whitehorse
relies primarily on hydro power for electricity,
with less than 1% coming from other sources
such as diesel and wind. Wind energy, brought in
from the Yukon mountaintops, has the potential
to supply clean energy to new loads, including
that from homes switching from oil to electric
heating. However, wind is a variable resource
and while it has good winter output potential,
additional resources beyond hydro are required
for balancing. To meet both peak and growing
demands and avoid reliance on non-renewable
generation, smart grid solutions will be needed.
This presentation demonstrates the role of
electric thermal storage and electric water
heaters can play in balancing the renewable
energy and keeping diesel use to a minimum. It
will introduce why smart grid implementations
must be used to manage these loads, thereby
increasing load factor, and avoid the trappings
of more traditional implementations such as the
need for additional capacity assets. The benefits
and costs needed to employ such a system will
play a prominent role in this discussion.
VIGER
This presentation will discuss how predictive
analytics and optimization is changing the way
utilities operate and manage their grid (including
predictive maintenance and smart meter data
analytics) and how to leverage the influx of
smart meter and smart grid data to improve
operations and to engage customers. Social
Media Analytics will be explored in terms of the
changing customer expectations and how to
make customers a participant in the network.
People in this session:⇓
»» BRUCE ORLOFF (CANADIAN SMART GRID
SOLUTION LEADER, IBM CANADA)
People in this session:⇓
»» JP PINARD (PRESIDENT, JP PINARD
CONSULTING)
»» STEVEN WONG (T&D RESEARCH
ENGINEER, NRCAN)
People in this session:⇓
»» JAMES SIMONELLI (CTO, GRIDCO
SYSTEMS)
»» BRIAN MCMILLAN (VP - DISTRIBUTION
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, GREATER SUDBURY
HYDRO)
11:45
—
13:15
MONTRÉAL A-B
View from the Top Panel
This marque panel of senior utility executives from across the country will discuss their vision for smart
grids in Canada. This panel is an excellent opportunity for the industry to hear firsthand from some of
its key leaders. This moderated discussion will explore the business and strategic issues that utilities
face in making their smart grid transformation. These leaders will also discuss the opportunities
that smart grid can provide the modern utility, be it new revenue streams from enhanced services or
increased load from the propagation of electric vehicles.
People in this session:⇓
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Embracing the Future Through
Data and the Changing Customer
Expectations
»» INTRODUCTION: DANIEL LAPLANTE (PRÉSIDENT-DIRECTEUR GÉNÉRAL, ASSOCIATION DE L’INDUSTRIE ÉLECTRIQUE DU QUÉBEC)
»» BRIAN BENTZ (PRESIDENT, POWERSTREAM)
»» JUAN MACIAS (GENERAL MANAGER - GRID AUTOMATION, GE DIGITAL ENERGY)
»» ANDRÉ POTVIN (DIRECTEUR AND SUPERVISOR OF NETWORK PLANNING, HYDRO-QUÉBEC)
»» ANDRE VAN DIJK (VP - SYSTEM OPERATIONS, ENMAX)
»» MIKE WINTERS (SVP - ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION, HYDRO ONE)
13:15
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14:00
STE-HELENE
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MCGILL
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Case Study of Economic Benefits
from Integrated Dynamic Line Ratings
Selection and Placement of Sensors
for Smart Grid Applications
Oncor, a regulated transmission and distribution
utility in Texas, recently completed a U.S.
Department of Energy Smart Grid Demonstration
Project (SGDP). The project deployed Dynamic
Line Ratings on several lines, which were then
integrated into the economic dispatch of ERCOT.
This presentation quantifies the economic
costs of thermally constrained lines; compares
traditional line rating methodology with real time
monitoring methods; summarizes the operational
breakthroughs of the SGDP; and explores how
the DLR is being used to increase flexibility in
transmission planning and capital expenditures.
Determining sensor type, accuracy, and location
on the distribution circuit maximizes the benefit
of sensors and minimizes unnecessary sensor
purchases, installation and maintenance. This
presentation describes how to select current
and voltage accuracy class, and provides
examples where use of non-traditional sensors
will be deployed in distribution circuits for auto
restoration, voltage optimization, asset health,
non-technical losses. Finally, this presentation
provides an outlook of future sensors for
distribution grid modernization and Smart Grid
applications. Examples of benefits/costs will
presented from actual deployments.
People in this session:⇓
»» SANDY AIVALIOTIS (SVP - OPERATIONS,
TECH & BUSINESS DEV, NEXANS)
People in this session:⇓
»» DOUG VODA (GLOBAL SMART GRID
SEGMENT LEADER - MEDIUM VOLTAGE
PRODUCTS, ABB)
VIGER
703
Consumer-Driven potential for new
energy markets in the microgrid
sector
Microgrids are a solution to challenges in
energy supply access, reliability, and quality,
offering consumers a future of power supply
autonomy. Understanding what motivates
consumers to support microgrid implementation
is key to driving the market forwards. Using
two case studies, this investigation examines
the consumer profiles of both grid-tied and
off-grid microgrid users. A grid-tied microgrid
was developed by Capgemini on the island
of Texel, an initiative that was propagated by
consumer enthusiasm for energy independence,
conservation, sustainability, and security. In
contrast, off-grid systems are often implemented
in areas where grid augmentation is either
economically or physically infeasible, or where
reduction in diesel use or diesel-use subsidies
are required. Off-grid customers are motivated
by necessity for power rather than independence
from a central grid. The move towards
renewables has also opened up a vast market
for off-grid microgrids. To this end, Capgemini,
partnered with the Advanced Energy Centre, is
producing an easily implemented microgrid-ina-box solution aimed at remote communities.
In summary, microgrids are gaining traction
among different types of customers, an exciting
and fundamental advancement in the evolution
towards smart grids. Our presentation addresses
the difference in these customer profiles that are
advancing this growing market.
People in this session:⇓
»» TOM CRAWFORD (SMART GRID LEAD,
CAPGEMINI GLOBAL SMART ENERGY
SERVICES)
»» RON DIZY (MANAGING DIRECTOR,
ADVANCED ENERGY CENTRE)
14:00
End of Conference
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Le Jeudi 2 Octobre
8:30—
8:45
MONTRÉAL A-B
Mot de bienvenue et allocution d’ouverture : Jean Lessard (Hydro-Québec),
Alex Bettencourt (SmartGrid Canada)
Participants à cette session: ⇓
»» JEAN LESSARD (DIRECTEUR INNOVATION TECHNOLOGIQUE, IREQ HYDRO-QUÉBEC)
»» ALEX BETTENCOURT (DIRECTEUR GÉNÉRAL, SMARTGRID CANADA)
8:45
—
9:30
MONTRÉAL A-B
Discours principal : Thierry Vandal (Président et PDG, Hydro-Québec) avec
une introduction de Thierry Godart (Président – Services publics, Schneider
Electric)
Participants à cette session: ⇓
»» THIERRY GODART (PRÉSIDENT – SERVICES PUBLICS, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC)
»» THIERRY VANDAL (PRÉSIDENT ET PDG, HYDRO-QUÉBEC)
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9:30
—
10:15
STE-HELENE
101
Implantation en ligne d’un système
de gestion de l’énergie pour
microréseaux produisant de l’énergie
renouvelable
Avec l’intégration prochaine de grandes
quantités d’énergie renouvelable au moyen
de la production décentralisée, les effets
adverses d’un taux de pénétration aussi
élevé des ressources volatiles peuvent être
atténués grâce au système de gestion de
l’énergie des microréseaux (SGE). Le SGE
est implanté dans le cadre de l’optimisation à
objectifs multiples (OOM), qui vise à optimiser
les objectifs et avantages pouvant aller de
pair avec un microréseau et un système de
production d’énergie renouvelable, comme la
réduction des fluctuations d’énergie, la réduction
de la puissance de crête, la réduction des
coûts, l’amélioration de la fiabilité, ainsi que
la réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de
serre. Dans cette présentation, nous décrirons
les grandes lignes de l’implantation de l’OOM
dans un système multiagents (SMA) en ligne
à contrôleur hiérarchisé, de même que le
rendement en détail par rapport au contrôleur de
base hors ligne. Le contrôleur SMA est implanté
avec l’intelligence distribuée, ainsi qu’avec un
agent de répartition centrale, de sorte que le
microréseau est en mesure de réagir rapidement
aux importantes fluctuations des ressources.
Les défis spécifiques au contrôleur hiérarchisé
en ligne qui doivent être relevés sont présentés,
de même que des propositions de solutions
visant à réduire les exigences en matière de
communication et la complexité algorithmique.
Le produit final de ce travail est un contrôleur
de microréseau pouvant être implanté dans
un système en ligne qui tient compte des
obstacles et contribue à atteindre un taux plus
élevé de pénétration de l’énergie renouvelable
décentralisée à l’intérieur du réseau électrique
intelligent.
Participants à cette session:⇓
»» CHAD ABBEY (INGÉNIEUR DE
RECHERCHE, IREQ HYDRO-QUÉBEC)
»» MICHAEL ROSS (CANDIDAT AU DOCTORAT,
UNIVERSITÉ MCGILL)
MCGILL
102
Étude de cas : Contrôle de la tension
de précision pour les clients grâce à
l’infrastructure de mesure avancée
(IMA); planification, gestion et
validation
Central Lincoln People Utilities District à
Newport, Oregon, a mis en application une
approche unique d’optimisation de la tension
(OT) au moyen de niveaux de tension en
temps quasi réel avec le système de contrôle
SCADA afin de réaliser des économies
importantes pour les clients et d’apporter
des avantages au service. Avec les récents
progrès dans le domaine de la technologie et
des communications de l’IMA, l’OT présente
des améliorations importantes par rapport à
la réduction de tension de conservation (RTC)
traditionnelle. La méthode de l’OT de Central
Lincoln utilise la tension de l’IMA afin d’optimiser
le fonctionnement du réseau de distribution
sur l’interface du compteur des clients en
utilisant une nouvelle technique adaptative de
contrôle de circuit qui minimise l’incidence sur
les communications de l’IMA. La méthode se
sert de l’optimisation de la tension linéaire pour
effectuer le contrôle de la tension/VAR/RTC.
L’objectif de Central Lincoln est d’améliorer
constamment la fiabilité tout en réduisant les
coûts pour les clients. La méthode permet
d’effectuer un processus de planification
des ressources granulaires qui détermine les
problèmes de fiabilité particuliers par rapport à la
tension au niveau des clients. Ces « empreintes »
des problèmes au niveau des clients fournissent
une base précise pour améliorer la fiabilité et
réduire les coûts. De plus, une nouvelle méthode
appliquant l’analyse statistique d’échantillons
appariés à la zone de contrôle permet d’effectuer
un suivi et une validation continus des
améliorations de la tension, tout en mesurant
les diminutions importantes de la consommation
d’énergie par client. Dans cette présentation,
nous exposerons les enseignements tirés,
les meilleures pratiques et les résultats réels
obtenus au cours de la première année de
fonctionnement.
VIGER
103
L’engagement de conservation des
clients rendu possible grâce à l’IMA
Comment assurer un taux élevé d’adhérence
et de conservation des clients dans les
programmes de conservation et des
augmentations d’échelon de salaire à long
terme en cas de succès de la conservation?
Peterborough Utilities Group (PUG) et Aztech
Associates Inc. partageront l’histoire de leur
partenariat fructueux (Aztech, PUG et Elster), qui
a rendu possible le succès de la mise en œuvre
du programme Peaksaver PLUS à Peterborough,
Ontario. Leur histoire est celle d’une vision
entrepreneuriale et d’une détermination qui
mettra les sociétés de distribution locale au
défi d’imaginer une interface utilisateur de
conservation allant au-delà des portails Web,
des applications de téléphone et de l’écran
d’affichage énergétique à domicile sous-optimal.
Dans cette présentation, nous discuterons
de la manière dont la fonctionnalité de l’IMA,
alliée à l’écran d’affichage énergétique à
domicile Aztech, rend possible l’engagement
de conservation des clients [point-virgule
supprimé], ainsi que leur satisfaction, à la fois
par rapport à l’appareil et aux programmes de
conservation du gouvernement. L’installation de
plus de 9000 écrans d’affichage énergétique
à domicile par Peterborough illustre de quelle
façon le programme de conservation actuel
peut être employé afin de mettre sur pied une
initiative visant à répondre aux défis uniques que
rencontrent les sociétés de distribution locale
pour maximiser les résultats de conservation,
la satisfaction des clients et la planification de
l’investissement des économies.
Participants à cette session:⇓
»» DAVID WHITEHOUSE (DIRECTEUR
– SERVICES AUX CLIENTS ET AUX
ENTREPRISES ET CONSERVATION,
PETERBOROUGH UTILITIES)
»» GEOFF SALTER (PRÉSIDENT ET PDG,
AZTECH ASSOCIATES)
Participants à cette session:⇓
»» BRUCE LOVELIN (INGÉNIEUR EN CHEF,
CENTRAL LINCOLN PEOPLE UTILITIES
DISTRICT)
»» PHIL POWELL (DIRECTEUR – GRID
INNOVATIONS, DVI)
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Le Jeudi 2 Octobre
11:00
—
11:45
11:45
—
13:15
STE-HELENE
201
MCGILL
202
Système de stockage d’énergie (SSE)
à rendement élevé et à haute fiabilité
de HQ-Sony
Projet pilote sur les paramètres de
réseaux intelligents et résultats de la
recherche
Hydro-Québec (HQ) travaille en partenariat avec
Sony pour produire un système de stockage
d’énergie (SSE) à rendement élevé et à haute
fiabilité. Cette solution clé en main inclura
le système de batterie, l’unité de conversion
d’énergie, les transformateurs, les dispositifs
de protection et le logiciel de contrôle, ainsi
que les algorithmes. Le premier prototype
est en cours de conception; il sera installé et
testé à l’Institut de recherche d’HQ au cours
du quatrième trimestre de 2014. Les SSE
commencent à s’imposer dans le domaine
des réseaux, étant donné que davantage de
flexibilité et d’options de gestion de l’énergie
sont nécessaires à l’optimisation de la
planification et du fonctionnement des réseaux.
Certains des cas d’utilisation à valeur élevée
sont le report d’investissement de capitaux et
l’approvisionnement de réserve. La demande
pour de tels systèmes est en rapide croissance
et de récentes DP et lois ont été émises en
Ontario, en Californie et à Hawaï.
CanmetENERGY a mené un projet pilote au
sujet des paramètres de réseaux intelligents,
en collaboration avec des partenaires dans le
domaine des services, du gouvernement et de
l’industrie en Ontario, au Québec et au NouveauBrunswick. Ce projet pilote vise à définir un
ensemble de paramètres pour la conception de
réseaux intelligents et a mesuré les avantages
dans différentes régions partout au Canada.
L’analyse et l’aperçu permettront de prendre
des décisions éclairées quant à l’utilisation de la
technologie des réseaux intelligents, de combler
les écarts des savoirs, de soutenir l’élaboration
des politiques et de mieux informer le discours
public au sujet du développement des réseaux
intelligents au Canada. Dans cette présentation,
nous exposerons certaines des conclusions
importantes du projet pilote, de même qu’une
analyse comparative des efforts pertinents
menés en Europe et aux États-Unis concernant
les paramètres des réseaux intelligents.
Participants à cette session:⇓
»» ADILE AJAJA (INGÉNIEUR DE SYSTÈMES
D’ÉNERGIE – RÉSEAU ÉLECTRIQUE
INTELLIGENT, HYDRO-QUÉBEC)
»» CHRISTIAN PERREAULT (ÉNERGIE
INTELLIGENTE, HYDRO-QUÉBEC)
Participants à cette session:⇓
»» JEN HISCOCK (CONSEILLÈRE EN S et T,
NRCAN/CANMETENERGY)
MONTRÉAL A-B
Panel d’étude de consommation 3.0
SmartGrid Canada a mené sa troisième enquête annuelle auprès des consommateurs canadiens au
sujet des réseaux électriques intelligents. Au cours de cette présentation, notre firme de recherche
dévoilera ses résultats à l’industrie. Terry Young de l’IESO présidera une discussion au cours de
laquelle les chefs de file de l’industrie feront part de leurs réactions. Le panel offrira un aperçu de ce
que pensent les Canadiens au sujet des réseaux électriques intelligents et des compteurs intelligents,
et donnera des recommandations à l’industrie quant à la manière dont ils peuvent favoriser la
participation des consommateurs au cours de l’année qui vient.
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Participants à cette session:⇓
»» STACEY KINLEY (VP – RELATIONS D’ENTREPRISE ET DE TRAVAIL, IESO)
»» MEGHANN LOMAS (CHEF DE PRODUIT, OPOWER)
»» GIULIANA ROSSINI (DIRECTRICE – STRATÉGIE ET CONSERVATION, HYDRO ONE)
»» TERRY YOUNG (VP - CORPORATE & EMPLOYEE RELATIONS, IESO)
VIGER
203
Comment Guelph Hydro utilise des
illustrations attrayantes afin de faire
participer les clients et de générer
des économies d’énergie.
Comment Guelph Hydro utilise des illustrations
attrayantes afin de faire participer les clients et
de générer des économies d’énergie.
Le programme Peaksaver PLUS de l’Ontario
aide les Ontariens à économiser l’électricité en
installant des écrans d’affichage énergétique
à domicile (EAED) qui fournissent les
toutes dernières informations énergétiques.
En sensibilisant les consommateurs à la
consommation énergétique de leur domicile,
le programme leur permet de réduire celle-ci,
de même que l’écrêtement de la demande
de pointe. Le service public du Sud-Ouest de
l’Ontario, Guelph Hydro, a adopté une approche
unique par rapport aux écrans d’affichage
énergétique à domicile : faire participer les
clients en leur permettant d’utiliser leurs propres
photos. Guelph, en collaboration avec CEIVA
Energy, un fournisseur de systèmes de gestion
de l’énergie domestique, afin d’acheminer
les données énergétiques par le biais de la
plateforme Homeview de CEIVA. Homeview
est le seul écran d’affichage énergétique qui
conjugue les données énergétiques en temps
réel et les photos personnelles synchronisées
depuis des sources telles que Facebook et
Instagram sur un EAED semblable à un cadre de
photos numériques. Ce cadre constitue un article
de premier choix dans le domicile, contribue à
attirer l’attention, encourage les améliorations
de l’efficience et améliore les relations avec
les clients. Dans cette présentation, Guelph et
CEIVA Energy offriront un aperçu du programme
et discuteront du déploiement initial des cadres
EAED, des applications connexes pour le Web
et les téléphones, de même que des services
administratifs créatifs de transmission de
messages et d’images sur l’EAED, essentiels
pour produire des résultats. Guelph expliquera
comment le programme soutient les objectifs
des services publics à long terme en ce
qui a trait à la participation des clients et à
l’écrêtement de la demande de pointe.
Participants à cette session ⇓
»» MATT WENINGER (DIRECTEUR –
COMPTAGE ET CONSERVATION, GUELPH
HYDRO)
»» WANNIE PARK (VP – PARTENARIATS
STRATÉGIQUES, CEIVA ENERGY)
13:15
—
14:00
STE-HELENE
301
Comment le stockage d’énergie peutil changer la donne dans l’équilibrage
du réseau?
Les réseaux sont confrontés à une volatilité
croissante en raison de l’intégration de sources
d’énergies renouvelables intermittentes, que
ce soit au niveau de la distribution ou de
la transmission. Toutefois, les systèmes de
stockage d’énergie deviennent une façon
réaliste de gérer les réseaux et représentent
une alternative efficiente à l’amélioration de
la stabilité du réseau, ajoutant de la valeur et
générant des sources de revenus. Schneider
Electric, en collaboration avec Électricité Réseau
Distribution France (ERDF) et huit autres
partenaires, conçoit et installe des solutions
de stockage pratiques dans le cadre du projet
de démonstration VENTEEA. Ce projet se
concentre sur l’amélioration de l’intégration de
l’énergie renouvelable au niveau d’un réseau
de distribution local grâce à de nombreuses
initiatives. La solution de stockage testée
dans le cadre de ce projet a également pour
but d’assurer que les opérateurs du système
de distribution et de transmission peuvent à
la fois équilibrer les réserves supplémentaires
tournantes et arrêtées, afin d’assurer la stabilité
du réseau à tous les niveaux pour optimiser
les réserves et la demande. La présentation
conjointe de l’ERDF et de Schneider Electric
inclura : la solution du projet de stockage
VENTEEA, la mise en œuvre du projet de
stockage et les services additionnels fournis,
la définition d’architectures de stockage
opérationnelles et les possibilités de stockage
additionnelles envisagées, incluant l’expansion
des systèmes de stockage en se basant sur des
critères à la fois techniques et économiques, et
des technologies de stockage additionnelles
dédiées à des utilisations spécifiques, comme
l’intégration de l’énergie renouvelable, le report
de la transmission et de la distribution, les
décalages d’énergie, etc.
MCGILL
302
VIGER
303
L’importance de l’exactitude des
données du système de distribution
dans le domaine des réseaux
intelligents
Nouvelle approche pour une
atténuation des pertes grâce aux
analyses du réseau et aux études
d’équilibre énergétique
Les services publics investissent largement
dans la collecte de données et la création de
systèmes SIG. Toutefois, une fois ces projets
terminés, les données doivent être correctement
entretenues et mises à jour afin que le système
conserve sa pertinence. Si les systèmes SIG
ne sont pas correctement entretenus, les
employés perdent confiance en ceux-ci, en
conséquence de quoi le système tombe en
désuétude à la longue. Dans cette présentation,
nous discuterons des processus et des outils
spécifiquement liés à la maintenance adéquate
des données SIG, ainsi que des meilleures
pratiques visant à assurer que les nouvelles
caractéristiques ajoutées au système SIG
sont correctement représentées et que les
caractéristiques existantes sont maintenues de
façon adéquate.
Les services publics sont confrontés à des
pertes et des fraudes s’élevant à plus de
200 milliards de dollars chaque année. Et ce
chiffre est en augmentation constante, malgré
une forte pression pour réduire les pertes et
augmenter l’efficacité du réseau. La surveillance
mise en place est rarement suffisante pour
identifier la cause de ces pertes. Il est difficile
de détecter les transformateurs en surcharge,
les détournements illégaux et les erreurs de
comptage qui compromettent la fiabilité du
réseau, la sécurité publique et la performance
financière. Nous décrivons ici une approche
qui s’appuie sur des moyens technologiques
pour obtenir une meilleure connaissance de
la situation des conditions du réseau. Cette
approche est basée sur des mesures effectives
du réseau et une analyse prédictive, permettant
d’obtenir des données sur les conditions de
fonctionnement du réseau de distribution. Des
informations invisibles sont ainsi mises à jour,
ce qui permet d’améliorer notre capacité à
prévoir les surcharges et éviter les pannes. Avoir
des chiffres concrets réduit le risque financier
en rectifiant la facturation traditionnelle et
les données des compteurs intelligents au vu
de la consommation réelle qui a été relevée,
permettant ainsi de détecter les fraudes,
aussi bien que les erreurs de comptage ou de
facturation.
Participants à cette session:⇓
»» BRIAN LASSITER (INGÉNIEUR – MILSOFT)
»» BRIAN MCMILLAN (VP – INGÉNIERIE,
SUDBURY HYDRO)
Participants à cette session
»» RUDI CAROLSFIELD (VICE PRÉSIDENT
EXÉCUTIF - GLOBAL SALES & ALLIANCES,
AWESENSE)
»» MISCHA STEINER-JOVIC (PRÉSIDENT
DIRECTEUR GÉNÉRAL, AWESENSE)
Participants à cette session:⇓
»» DIDIER COLIN (CHEF DE PROJET
DE VENTEEA, ÉLECTRICITÉ RÉSEAU
DISTRIBUTION FRANCE)
»» TRINIDAD CHARDIN-SEGUI (DIRECTEUR
DE LA CRÉATION DE L’OFFRE DE RÉSEAUX
INTELLIGENTS, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC)
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Le Jeudi 2 Octobre
15:00
—
16:00
MONTRÉAL A-B
Mégaséance A – Importantes leçons tirées du projet de démonstration de
réseau intelligent de l’EPRI
L’EPRI, un institut de recherche figurant parmi les principales autorités, a réuni un groupe des
principaux chefs de file pour lancer une ambitieuse initiative de démonstration de réseau intelligent.
L’initiative inclut la recherche en production décentralisée, en stockage, en énergies renouvelables
et en technologie d’adaptation de la demande dans une « centrale virtuelle ». Dans ce panel,
nous aborderons les résultats importants de cette initiative obtenus à ce jour et examinerons de
quelle manière ces résultats influenceront les modèles de gestion des services, de même que les
investissements au cours des prochaines années.
Participants à cette session:⇓
»» CHAD ABBEY (RESEARCH ENGINEER, IREQ HYDRO-QUÉBEC)
»» DANIEL FOURNIER (INGÉNIEUR – PROJET DE RÉSEAU INTELLIGENT, HYDRO-QUÉBEC)
»» GALE R. HORST (EPRI)
»» MARK MCGRANAGHAN (VP – APPROVISIONNEMENT ET UTILISATION DE L’ÉNERGIE, EPRI)
16:00
—
17:00
MONTRÉAL A-B
Mégaséance B – Service de l’avenir
Les chefs de file de l’industrie de l’électricité partageront leur vision de l’évolution du secteur des
services publics au cours des prochaines années. Dans ce panel, nous discuterons des nouvelles
réalités du marché des services publics dus à l’impact de l’intégration de l’énergie renouvelable et
l’essor de la production décentralisée. L’auditoire obtiendra un aperçu de la manière dont l’industrie
évoluera ainsi que des possibilités et des défis associés à la transition.
Participants à cette session:⇓
»» ERICH W. GUNTHER (MEMBRE DU CONSEIL D’ADMINISTRATION, IEEE PES)
»» LOUIS-FRANCOIS DURRET (PDG, AREVA RENEWABLES)
»» SCOTT HENNEBERRY (VP - STRATÉGIE DES RÉSEAUX INTELLIGENTS, SCHNEIDER
ELECTRIC)
»» LAWRENCE JONES (V.-P. AMÉRIQUE DU NORD – INNOVATIONS DES SERVICES ET
RÉSILIENCE DES INFRASTRUCTURES, ALSTOM)
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Le Vendredi 3 Octobre
8:30
—
9:00
MONTRÉAL A-B
Dicours principal : Scott Henneberry (V.-P. – Stratégie des réseaux intelligents, Schneider Electric)
Participants à cette session:⇓
SCOTT HENNEBERRY (V.-P. – STRATÉGIE DES RÉSEAUX INTELLIGENTS, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC)
9:00
—
9:45
STE-HELENE
401
MCGILL
402
VIGER
403
LTE - Technologie pour les
infrastructures critiques Applications
L’exigence de l’interopérabilité dans
les réseaux intelligents
Hydro One : Projet pilote Apportez
votre propre thermostat
Consultez le site Web pour la mise à jour sur
cette session
De même que votre ordinateur portatif est
compatible avec des appareils provenant
de nombreux fournisseurs de façon
interchangeable, le réseau électrique du futur
doit être capable d’échanger des données avec
différents appareils provenant de nombreux
fournisseurs locaux dans le domaine avec un
très faible temps de latence. Malheureusement,
plusieurs services sont « cloisonnés » par des
technologies brevetées qui effectuent la liaison
des données vers un raccordement centralisé,
comme un serveur de tête de réseau. Sans la
collaboration entre les industries et l’évaluation
tactile de l’interopérabilité de l’appareil sur le
terrain, jamais les exigences en matière de
technologie ayant pour objectif de réaliser le
potentiel des avantages de l’interopérabilité
n’obtiendraient le soutien nécessaire. Duke
Energy a entrepris des projets de recherche
visant à concevoir et à installer des contrôleurs
peu coûteux en laboratoire et sur le terrain, dans
le but de mieux gérer le réseau électrique. Cela
exige de créer un bus de champ texte pour
échanger des données entre les dispositifs.
Cet échange de données peut uniquement se
produire si ces appareils sont connectés, soit
au moyen d’une technologie par câble ou sans
fil. Une fois connecté, l’échange de données est
facilité par des protocoles non brevetés et des
normes ouvertes – toujours en gardant en tête
la confidentialité des données et la sécurité.
Donc, comment faciliter le fonctionnement du
réseau et le rendre moins coûteux? En rendant
les données accessibles en périphérie du réseau
pour permettre une véritable interopérabilité.
Les études de marché démontrent que la
popularité des thermostats intelligents équipés
de la technologie Wi-Fi est à la hausse. Ces
thermostats permettent aux clients de surveiller
et de régler leurs systèmes de chauffage
et de climatisation centraux en fonction de
paramètres de confort et de coût; il est aussi
possible d’autoriser le thermostat à optimiser
d’autres facteurs d’économie d’énergie. Dans
le cadre d’un effort visant à maximiser nos
investissements dans le réseau intelligent dans
l’intérêt mutuel des clients et du service, Hydro
One lancera son projet pilote Apportez votre
propre thermostat vers la fin de l’année 2014. Ce
projet pilote marque une transition par rapport
au programme de réponse de la demande
du thermostat « traditionnel », car Hydro One
ne fournira plus les thermostats physiques, ni
n’en fera l’installation. De plus, compte tenu de
l’accent qui a été mis sur l’objectif ambitieux en
regard de l’efficacité énergétique en Ontario
d’ici 2020, un objectif essentiel du projet
pilote sera d’évaluer les économies d’énergie
qui peuvent être réalisées par certains des
principaux thermostats intelligents. Dans cette
présentation, nous exposerons les motivations
et considérations qui ont mené à l’élaboration
du modèle Apportez votre propre thermostat,
décrirons en détail les objectifs et la conception
du projet pilote, ainsi que les nombreux
enseignements importants tirés jusqu’à présent,
alors qu’Hydro One se prépare au lancement et
à l’inscription des participants.
Participants à cette session:
»» MANISH JINDAL ( ERICSSON)
Participants à cette session: ⇓
»» JASON HANDLEY (DIRECTEUR –
OPÉRATIONS ET PROJETS ETO, DUKE
ENERGY)
Participants à cette session:⇓
»» MERNAZ MALOZEWSKI (PLANIFICATRICE
STRATÉGIQUE PRINCIPALE DE LA GESTION
DE LA CONSERVATION ET DE LA DEMANDE
[GCD], HYDRO ONE)
35
Le Vendredi 3 Octobre
9:45
—
10:30
STE-HELENE
501
MCGILL
502
603
Étendre l’infrastructure mondiale des
VE grâce à l’intégration au réseau des
véhicules
Réponse à la demande : Allier les
applications de la gestion de l’énergie
à la recherche opérationnelle
Les récentes défaillances en cascade dans
plusieurs réseaux électriques partout dans
le monde ont souligné le besoin de créer de
nouveaux systèmes de protection automatiques.
De plus, les considérations économiques et
environnementales limitent strictement l’addition
de nouvelles lignes de transport d’énergie, ce
qui implique que plus un système électrique se
développe, plus celui-ci est soumis à de fortes
tensions. En conséquence, il est nécessaire
de réévaluer le rendement des systèmes de
protection automatiques dans leur nouvel
environnement afin d’assurer leur efficacité
dans le cadre de la maintenance du système
électrique et de la sécurité. Ce travail introduit
les régimes de protection spéciaux (RPS) qui
seront incorporés au plan de défense actuel
d’Hydro-Québec comme moyen de maintenir son
rendement et de répondre à tous les critères de
conception de son réseau futur.
À l’heure où les véhicules électriques (VE)
font leur entrée sur le marché grand public,
les services publics et leurs clients cherchent
de nouvelles façons d’intégrer ces appareils
intelligents à l’écosystème énergétique. Le
Canada en particulier a ouvert la voie en faisant
l’adoption d’une infrastructure de VE basée
sur des normes ouvertes, ce qui a encouragé
le dialogue quant à la manière d’étendre
efficacement l’infrastructure de l’intégration au
réseau des véhicules (IRV).
La valeur qu’apporte le système de réponse à
la demande, un élément essentiel du réseau
intelligent, est largement acceptée, mais les
mécanismes permettant d’exploiter pleinement
cette valeur ne sont pas tous en place. La
présentation conjointe de Schneider Electric et
de l’École Polytechnique de Montréal abordera
en détail la façon dont le traitement et l’analyse
de grandes quantités de données, alliés aux
techniques de recherche opérationnelle, ainsi
qu’aux applications de gestion de l’énergie,
peuvent conduire, au moment de la réponse
à la demande, à maximiser la fiabilité de
l’énergie et à réduire les coûts d’utilisation en
période de pointe. Dans cette présentation,
nous examinerons les applications de gestion
de l’énergie dans le domaine des : 1) solutions
résidentielles (pour les services publics et
les consommateurs) et la convergence d’une
unique source d’agrégation et d’analyse des
données énergétiques, le commandement et
le contrôle, ainsi que la gestion du point de
vue de la demande, qui encourage les clients
à réduire leur consommation d’énergie à l’aide
d’une technologie intuitive; et des 2) solutions
pour les petits édifices, plus précisément le
contrôle de l’intensité pour les régulateurs de
chaleur électrique et de température. Nous
discuterons également de la manière dont il est
possible d’optimiser l’écrêtement de la demande
de pointe grâce à de nouvelles méthodes de
recherche opérationnelle.
Participants à cette session:⇓
»» MANUELA DOBRESCU (INGÉNIEURE,
HYDRO-QUÉBEC)
»» ANNISSA HENICHE (CHERCHEUSE
– RÉSEAUX ÉLECTRIQUES ET
MATHÉMATIQUES, IREQ HYDRO-QUÉBEC)
En réponse aux défauts inhérents aux réseaux
de recharge privés, les normes de recharge
ouvertes comme celles employées dans les
projets pilotes de BC Hydro et Powertech Labs,
et de West Coast Green Highway ont pris leur
essor au niveau mondial. Le Canada et le service
principal BC Hydro ont là encore adopté une
position audacieuse, cette fois pour assurer
la durabilité des éléments d’actif des services
publics, tout en s’intéressant à la réponse à
la demande et aux possibilités d’intégration
au réseau. Un ensemble de normes universel
offre aux conducteurs une infrastructure de
recharge indépendante du fournisseur et
épargne aux services publics la tâche laborieuse
d’avoir à décrypter des dizaines de « langages
» de la technologie de recharge dans leurs
efforts pour intégrer les VE et les programmes
de réponse à la demande. Brett Hauser, le
président du fournisseur de technologie de
recharge Greenlots et cofondateur d’Open
Charge Alliance, discutera de la manière dont les
services publics, comme BC Hydro, emploient
les normes ouvertes pour assurer la durabilité
de l’infrastructure de recharge des VE et de la
façon dont le concept d’« Open ADR » (gestion
automatisée de la demande) intègre les modèles
dynamiques d’établissement des prix avec
les offres de services aux clients à des prix
concurrentiels.
Participants à cette session :⇓
»» LIN-ZHUANG KHOO (V.-P. D., GREENLOTS)
36
VIGER
Les régimes spéciaux sur la
protection des données d’HydroQuébec : présent et futur
Participants à cette session:⇓
»» MIGUEL F. ANJOS (PROFESSEUR ET
TITULAIRE DE LA CHAIRE DE RECHERCHE
DU CANADA, INSTITUT DE L’ÉNERGIE
TROTTIER, ÉCOLE POLYTECHNIQUE DE
MONTRÉAL)
»» YANN KULP (V.-P. – SOLUTIONS
ÉNERGÉTIQUES RÉSIDENTIELLES,
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC)
11:00
—
11:45
STE-HELENE
601
Essai sur le terrain de régulateurs
électroniques de puissance sous
basse tension dans un réseau public
de distribution
Une nouvelle classe de régulateurs
électroniques de puissance sous basse
tension (BT), adaptée pour être utilisée dans
la deuxième portion du réseau de distribution,
offre une capacité multifonctionnelle de
gestion de l’énergie, procurant une régulation
dynamique de la tension, une compensation
de puissance réactive et une annulation
harmonique. Cette capacité de contrôle de
l’activation appartenant aux services publics
intègre aux services en place les systèmes
de communication et les systèmes SCADA
pour la gestion des circuits de distribution et
la visibilité en périphérie du réseau. Dans cette
présentation, nous ferons le résumé d’un essai
sur le terrain dans l’environnement d’un service
de distribution locale de Grand Sudbury Hydro.
Les principaux objectifs de l’essai sont de faire
la démonstration de la régulation de la tension
continue en temps réel et sur le terrain, de
définir les points d’intégration importants entre
la régulation de la puissance et des systèmes
d’opérations, et de comprendre les avantages
économiques en général. Nous mettons l’accent
dans cette présentation sur l’intégration des
systèmes photovoltaïques solaires et les
applications d’optimisation de tension-VAR
(OTV). Le fonctionnement technique et les
caractéristiques de rendement du nouveau
régulateur sont décrits puisqu’ils sont pertinents
à ces applications. La préparation pour l’essai sur
le terrain inclut la définition des objectifs et de
l’étendue, la modélisation du débit de puissance
dans le système, la planification de l’intégration
et les tests d’acceptation du fournisseur. Les
résultats du rendement sur le terrain pour le
régulateur d’électronique de puissance sont
exposés et comparés aux objectifs des modèles
et du projet. Les conséquences du rendement
de l’appareil sur le système d’opérations et les
possibilités de futurs emplois seront également
abordées.
MCGILL
602
VIGER
603
Solutions de réseau intelligent pour
le réseau électrique du Yukon
L’avenir prometteur des données et
l’évolution des attentes des clients
Actuellement, le réseau électrique du Yukon
à Whitehorse repose principalement sur
l’énergie hydro-électrique pour la production de
l’électricité; moins de 1 % de celle-ci provient
d’autres sources telles que le diésel et l’énergie
éolienne. Cette dernière, produite au sommet
des montagnes du Yukon, a le potentiel
d’approvisionner en énergie propre de nouvelles
charges, incluant celles des domiciles opérant
la transition du chauffage à l’huile au chauffage
électrique. Toutefois, l’énergie éolienne est
une ressource variable et bien qu’elle possède
le potentiel de produire de bons résultats en
saison hivernale, des ressources additionnelles
autres que l’hydro-électricité seront nécessaires
pour parvenir à un équilibre. Afin de répondre
à la fois à la croissance de la demande et à
la demande des périodes de pointe, tout en
évitant de dépendre de la production d’énergie
non renouvelable, des solutions de réseau
intelligent seront requises. Au cours de cette
présentation, nous démontrerons le rôle que les
accumulateurs thermiques et les chauffe-eau
électriques peuvent jouer dans l’équilibrage
de l’énergie renouvelable et pour conserver la
consommation de diésel à un minimum. Nous
exposerons pourquoi l’implantation de réseaux
intelligents peut être employée pour gérer ces
charges, augmentant de ce fait le facteur de
charge et évitant les pièges de l’implantation de
systèmes plus traditionnels, comme le besoin
d’aller chercher des capacités additionnelles.
Les avantages et les coûts nécessaires à
l’exploitation d’un tel système joueront un rôle
prépondérant dans cette discussion.
Le sujet de cette présentation portera sur la
manière dont l’analyse prédictive et l’optimisation
font évoluer le fonctionnement et la gestion
du réseau des services publics (incluant la
maintenance préventive et l’analyse des données
des compteurs intelligents), de même que sur la
façon d’augmenter l’afflux de données provenant
des compteurs intelligents et des réseaux
intelligents pour améliorer les opérations et
faire participer les clients. L’analyse des médias
sociaux sera abordée sur le plan de l’évolution
des attentes des clients et de la manière de faire
participer les clients au sein du réseau.
Participants à cette session:⇓
»» BRUCE ORLOFF (RESPONSABLE DES
SOLUTIONS POUR LE RÉSEAU INTELLIGENT
CANADIEN, IBM CANADA)
Participants à cette session:⇓
»» PRÉSIDENT, JP PINARD CONSULTING
»» STEVEN WONG (INGÉNIEUR DE
RECHERCHE EN T ET D, NRCAN)
Participants à cette session:⇓
»» JAMES SIMONELLI (TECHNICIEN EN CHEF,
GRIDCO SYSTEMS)
»» BRIAN MCMILLAN (V.-P. – DISTRIBUTION
DES SYSTÈMES ÉLECTRIQUES, GRAND
SUDBURY HYDRO)
37
Le Vendredi 3 Octobre
11:45
—
13:15
MONTRÉAL A-B
Vision du panel au sommet
Dans la discussion de ce panel de marque constitué de cadres dirigeants dans le domaine des services publics
provenant de différentes régions partout au pays, ceux-ci exposeront leur vision des réseaux intelligents au
Canada. Ce panel représente une excellente chance pour l’industrie d’entendre de première bouche l’opinion de
certains de ses principaux chefs de file. Au cours de ce panel modéré seront examinés les problèmes d’affaires
et de stratégie que les services publics rencontrent au moment d’opérer la transition vers un réseau intelligent.
Ces chefs de file discuteront aussi des possibilités que le réseau intelligent peut apporter aux services publics
modernes, que ce soit de nouvelles sources de revenus générées au moyen de l’amélioration des services ou
l’augmentation de la charge due à la multiplication des véhicules électriques.
Participants à cette session:⇓
»» INTRODUCTION: DANIEL LAPLANTE (PRÉSIDENT-DIRECTEUR GÉNÉRAL, ASSOCIATION DE L’INDUSTRIE
ÉLECTRIQUE DU QUÉBEC)
»» BRIAN BENTZ (PRESIDENT, POWERSTREAM)
»» ANDRE VAN DIJK (V.-P. – SYSTÈME D’OPÉRATIONS, ENMAX)
»» JUAN MACIAS (DIRECTEUR GÉNÉRAL – AUTOMATISATION DE RÉSEAU, GE DIGITAL ENERGY)
»» ANDRÉ POTVIN (DIRECTEUR ENCADREMENT RÉSEAU ET PLANIFICATION CHEZ HYDRO-QUÉBEC)
»» ANDRE VAN DIJK (V.-P. – SYSTÈME D’OPÉRATIONS, ENMAX)
»» MIKE WINTERS (V.-P. D. – INGÉNIERIE ET CONSTRUCTION, HYDRO ONE)
38
13:15
—
14:00
STE-HELENE
701
MCGILL
702
703
Le potentiel axé sur le consommateur
pour les nouveaux marchés dans le
secteur des microréseaux
Le potentiel axé sur le consommateur
pour les nouveaux marchés dans le
secteur des microréseaux
Déterminer le type de capteur, la précision
et l’emplacement du circuit de distribution
maximise les avantages des capteurs et permet
d’éviter l’achat, l’installation et l’entretien de
capteurs qui ne serviront pas. Nous décrivons
dans cette présentation comment choisir la
classe d’exactitude du courant et de la tension,
et donnons des exemples où des capteurs non
traditionnels sont installés dans des circuits de
distribution pour être en mesure d’effectuer la
restauration automatique, l’optimisation de la
tension et de la santé des actifs, ainsi que la
réduction des pertes non techniques. Finalement,
nous offrirons un aperçu des futurs capteurs
pour la modernisation de la distribution du
réseau et les applications de réseau intelligent.
Des exemples des avantages/coûts basés sur
des utilisations réelles seront aussi présentés.
Les microréseaux sont une solution aux défis
que pose l’accès aux réserves d’énergie,
de même que la fiabilité et la qualité de ces
réserves. Les microréseaux offriront aux
consommateurs une alimentation en électricité
autonome dans l’avenir. Comprendre ce
qui motive les consommateurs à soutenir
l’implantation des microréseaux est essentiel
pour stimuler l’évolution du marché. Cette
enquête, basée sur deux études de cas, examine
le profil des consommateurs : à la fois les
utilisateurs de microréseau connecté au réseau
et hors du réseau. Un microréseau connecté
au réseau a été conçu par Capgemini sur l’île
de Texel, une initiative qui s’est étendue en
raison de l’enthousiasme des consommateurs
envers l’indépendance énergétique, l’économie
d’énergie, ainsi que la durabilité et la sécurité
énergétiques. Par contre, les systèmes hors du
réseau sont souvent implantés dans les régions
où l’expansion du réseau est irréalisable, que ce
soit pour des raisons économiques ou physiques,
ou bien dans les régions où la réduction de la
consommation de diésel ou des subventions
pour la consommation de diésel est requise.
Les clients hors du réseau sont motivés par la
nécessité d’avoir accès à l’énergie, plutôt que par
l’indépendance que procure un réseau central.
La transition vers les énergies renouvelables
a elle aussi ouvert un large marché pour les
microréseaux hors du réseau. À cette fin,
Capgemini, en partenariat avec Advanced
Energy Centre, a produit une solution toute faite
d’un microréseau facile d’implantation destiné
aux communautés éloignées. En résumé, les
microréseaux gagnent en popularité auprès
de différents types de clients, un progrès
fondamental et stimulant dans l’évolution vers
les réseaux intelligents. Notre présentation
aborde la différence entre ces profils de clients
qui contribuent à l’évolution de ce marché en
croissance.
Les microréseaux sont une solution aux défis
que pose l’accès aux réserves d’énergie,
de même que la fiabilité et la qualité de ces
réserves. Les microréseaux offriront aux
consommateurs une alimentation en électricité
autonome dans l’avenir. Comprendre ce
qui motive les consommateurs à soutenir
l’implantation des microréseaux est essentiel
pour stimuler l’évolution du marché. Cette
enquête, basée sur deux études de cas, examine
le profil des consommateurs : à la fois les
utilisateurs de microréseau connecté au réseau
et hors du réseau. Un microréseau connecté
au réseau a été conçu par Capgemini sur l’île
de Texel, une initiative qui s’est étendue en
raison de l’enthousiasme des consommateurs
envers l’indépendance énergétique, l’économie
d’énergie, ainsi que la durabilité et la sécurité
énergétiques. Par contre, les systèmes hors du
réseau sont souvent implantés dans les régions
où l’expansion du réseau est irréalisable, que ce
soit pour des raisons économiques ou physiques,
ou bien dans les régions où la réduction de la
consommation de diésel ou des subventions
pour la consommation de diésel est requise.
Les clients hors du réseau sont motivés par la
nécessité d’avoir accès à l’énergie, plutôt que par
l’indépendance que procure un réseau central.
La transition vers les énergies renouvelables
a elle aussi ouvert un large marché pour les
microréseaux hors du réseau. À cette fin,
Capgemini, en partenariat avec Advanced
Energy Centre, a produit une solution toute faite
d’un microréseau facile d’implantation destiné
aux communautés éloignées. En résumé, les
microréseaux gagnent en popularité auprès
de différents types de clients, un progrès
fondamental et stimulant dans l’évolution vers
les réseaux intelligents. Notre présentation
aborde la différence entre ces profils de clients
qui contribuent à l’évolution de ce marché en
croissance.
Participants à cette session:⇓
»» SANDY AIVALIOTIS (V.-P. D. – OPÉRATIONS,
DÉV. DE LA TECHNOLOGIE ET DES
AFFAIRES, NEXANS)
»» ERIC HSIEH (DIRECTEUR, NEXANS)
Participants à cette session:⇓
»» DOUG VODA (CHEF DU SECTEUR DES
RÉSEAUX INTELLIGENTS AU NIVEAU
MONDIAL – PRODUITS À MOYENNE
TENSION, ABB)
14:00
VIGER
Sélection et positionnement de
capteurs pour les applications de
réseau intelligent
Participants à cette session:⇓
»» TOM CRAWFORD (CHEF DES RÉSEAUX
INTELLIGENTS, SERVICES ÉNERGÉTIQUES
INTELLIGENTS AU NIVEAU MONDIAL DE
CAPGEMINI)
»» RON DIZY (DIRECTEUR GÉNÉRAL,
ADVANCED ENERGY CENTRE)
Fin de la conférence
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