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Leading the Charge conference

June 21, 2018
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Mattamy Athletic Centre, 50 Carlton St, Toronto, ON M5B 1J2
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The scene from last year's conference.  

 Conference description

A clean energy revolution is underway around much of the world, driven by rapid technological advancements and the declining cost of renewable energy. However, the sun isn't always shining and the wind isn't always blowing. Therefore, storing excess power and distributing it in a way that ensures no interruption in service is seen as the key to realizing the full potential of renewables.

Building on the success of sold-out events in PDF file2016 and PDF file2017, the third annual Leading the Charge conference returns to the historic Mattamy Athletic Centre (formerly known as Maple Leaf Gardens). The conference will once again fuse academic and technical expertise with practical industry experience, bringing together high-level talent and decision-makers from across Canada and the United States to explore all aspects of energy storage — including the various battery technologies; how best to integrate them into the electricity grid; implications of increased energy storage adoption to utilities, manufacturers and consumers; and opportunities for commercialization.

Leading the Charge will provide a platform for stakeholders — including technology providers, local distribution companies, government and academia — to share their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of energy storage.

The conference is organized as part of the NSERC Energy Storage Technology Network (NESTNet). Ryerson University and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) are proud to lead this five-year, $5 million pan-Canadian network of 15 universities and 25 industry and government partners focused on the future of energy storage — an essential technology in the global transition to clean energy.

 Speakers

Additional speakers and panelists to be announced shortly.

Peter Gregg
President and CEO, Independent Electricity System OperatorPDF file


Eric Gebhardt
Vice President and Strategic Technology Officer, GE Power

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Jill Powers
Infrastructure and Regulatory Policy Manager, California Independent System Operator

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Neetika Sathe
Vice President, Advanced Planning, Alectra Inc.

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Derek Lim Soo
CEO, Peak Power

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Daniel McCormick
Vice President of Sales, Constant Power

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Sean Conway
Honorary Fellow, Centre for Urban Energy at Ryerson University


Jessie Ma
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Urban Energy at Ryerson University


 Program

Coming soon.  

 Tickets

Early bird (available until April 31, 2018): $350 + taxes and Eventbrite fees.

Regular (from May 1, 2018): $400 + taxes and Eventbrite fees.

All tickets include lunch, refreshments, conference materials, and post-event report.

 Accessibility

Ryerson is external,committed to providing an accessible learning environment. Please let us know if we need to make any accommodations to ensure your inclusion in this event.

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