The Schneider Electric Smart Grid Laboratory (SESG Lab) opened in the Ryerson’s Centre for Urban Energy (CUE) March 4, 2015. The facility, Canada’s first university-based smart grid laboratory, is available to partners and collaborators seeking to test new products or operational strategies, validate grid transformation solutions, conduct research and train employees. The file contains a brochure about the lab.
Image of a model for the building. Located near Mont Joli, Quebec, MLI has been the world's leading francophone marine sciences centre since it was established in 1987 by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). It is primarily involved in providing the federal government with methods of conserving marine resources, protecting the marine environment, safe marine navigation, as well as research, monitoring and assessment of fisheries, marine mammals, oceanography, and habitats of the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence and Northern Quebec. The Canadian Hydrographic Service at the MLI is responsible for the nautical charts for the region. Also contained within the MLI are the Laurentian Regional Science Branch and the Regional Oceans Branch of the DFO. The MLI takes part in joint projects with the Groupe interuniversitaire de recherches en océanographie du Québec (GIROQ), the Université du Québec à Rimouski, and the Institut maritime du Québec.
The Centre for Urban Energy (CUE) at Ryerson University is an academic-industry partnership that is exploring and developing sustainable solutions to urban energy challenges such as the advancement of smart grid technologies, energy policy and regulatory issues, storage, electric vehicles, net-zero homes and renewables.
The Centre for Urban Energy was created on September 1, 2010. Ryerson's Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, founding, and sponsors Hydro One, Ontario Power Authority, and Toronto Hydro, created the centre as a research and technology demonstration centre for the creation and commercialization of innovative and practical solutions to urban energy issues. (Annual Report, 2011).
Conference organized by the Centre of Urban Energy to discuss the future of local distribution electricity utilities (LDCs) File contains a programme from the one day conference "The LDC of the Future" held on June 3, 2015.
The LDC Asset Renewal Series was a series of discussions on the future of electricity distribution in Ontario and were chaired by Paul Murphy, past president and CEO of the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). The roundtables involved LDC sector participants, Sean Conway - the Centre for Urban Energy's Hydro One Distinguished Research Fellow, Bala Venkatesh - the Centre's academic Director, and Ryan Zade - a visiting research fellow. The file contains one copy each of the executive summary; part 1: New Technology; part 2: Climate Change; part 3: Asset Upkeep and Renewal; part 4: Reliability; and part 5: Government. There is a complete bibliography available one the Centre's website.
The Centre for Urban Energy's has hosted a series of roundtable discussion involving academic and corporate participants. The following are list of the roundtables held to date: Electricity Prices – How Will Consumers Manage? June 4, 2012 Customer Solutions to Manage Energy Bills July 26, 2012 Making Meters Smarter October 25, 2012 Perspectives on Energy Research and Development January 17, 2013 Innovation and the Energy Regulator June 26, 2013 The Ice Storm: Extreme Weather and Urban Energy February 11, 2014
File contains copies of reports from roundtable #1 "Electricity Prices - How will Consumers Manage?" and #6 "The Ice Storm: Extreme Weather and Urban Energy".