Leading the Charge from home: Fifth annual energy storage conference goes virtual
The fifth edition of the annual Leading the Charge Conference took place on Thursday, Oct. 8. Billed as Canada’s energy storage conference and hosted as part of the NSERC Energy Storage Technology Network (NESTNet), the event provided a stage for participants to exchange the latest information and insights on storage in all its various forms and share the latest research and development news. This year, the event took place online due to the COVID-19 pandemic with 104 people tuning in from across the country and around the globe. The audience heard from a who’s who of industry insiders, who shared their perspectives during four fascinating sessions.
Vanessa Balintec is a fourth-year journalism student at Ryerson University
"I don’t think we can afford the same approach as we have taken in the past in building massive generating infrastructure and transmission lines and so on. This peer-to-peer energy transaction is a way to free up this capacity and enable us to build the energy infrastructure of tomorrow."