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Past conferences

Leading the Charge 5

Oct. 8, 2020

The fifth annual Leading the Charge Conference went virtual due to COVID-19. Check out recap

Leading the Charge 4

June 20, 2019

The fourth annual Leading the Charge Conference took place at Ryerson University's stunning new Centre for Urban Innovation. The keynote speaker was Jocelyn Millette, director general of CanmetENERGY-Varennes. The stellar lineup of speakers and panelists also included experts from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Schneider Electric, Alectra, AMP Energy, Hydro One and more. View photos, external link, opens in new window.

EPEC 2018: Clean Technologies for Smart Cities

Oct. 10–11, 2018

The 18th annual IEEE Canada Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC 2018, external link, opens in new window) was hosted by the Centre for Urban Energy. This was the first time that the prestigious event had taken place in Toronto. Check out recap or view photos, external link, opens in new window.

Jill Powers from the California ISO speaks at Leading the Charge conference

Leading the Charge 3

June 21, 2018

A packed house gathered at Mattamy Athletic Centre, the historic former home of the Toronto Maple Leafs, for the third edition of our energy storage conference. Distinguished speakers from Canada and the United States provided a wide range of outlooks on energy storage. View photos, external link, opens in new window

Leading the Charge 2

June 23, 2017

Building on the success of the previous year, the second annual Leading the Charge Conference provided a platform for stakeholders — including technology providers, local distribution companies, government and academia — to come together and share their perspectives on the promise and progress of energy storage. PDF fileDownload report, opens in new window or view photos, external link, opens in new window.

Leading the Charge

June 24, 2016

Featuring a keynote address by IESO president and CEO Bruce Campbell, the inaugural Leading the Charge Conference provided a stage for manufacturers, utilities and customers to share their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of energy storage. PDF fileDownload report, opens in new window or view photos, external link, opens in new window.  

The LDC of the Future

June 3, 2015

Local distribution companies (LDCs) now face multiple challenges that raise questions about whether they – particularly those with small customer bases – can survive and, if so, by what means. This conference, hosted at the iconic former Maple Leaf Gardens, provided an overview of those challenges, and asked how LDCs might respond now and into the future. PDF fileDownload report, opens in new window.

Solar’s High Noon

May 1, 2012

Traditionally dependent on subsidies, today’s solar industry is ready to compete with other energy resources on a level playing field. This important threshold, what we call Solar’s High Noon, requires an informed public, industry and investment community to seize this opportunity. View photos, external link, opens in new window.