Leading the Charge conference
- June 21, 2018
- 8:30 AM EDT - 4:00 PM EDT
- Mattamy Athletic Centre, 50 Carlton St, Toronto, ON M5B 1J2
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, opens in new window and PDF file2017, opens in new window, 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.
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8:30 AM ET Breakfast and registration
9:00 Welcome and opening remarks
9:10 Welcome from NESTNet's Board Chair
9:20 Introduction of morning session
9:30 Keynote: Energy system transformation
Scott Hoyte (replacing Eric Gebhardt)
10:00 Break and networking
10:15 Presentation: Energy storage at the transmission and distribution level — A California ISO perspective
10:30 Presentation: Trends in energy storage technology and prosumer use cases
10:45 Panel session: Lessons on energy storage from south of the border
Scott Hoyte, Jill Powers and Michael Maiello (moderated by Sean Conway)
11:10 Break and networking
11:25 Keynote: The IESO — Embracing and encouraging disruption
Leonard Kula (introduced by Bala Venkatesh)
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 Panel session: Commercializing energy storage — The road to success
Daniel McCormick, Hari Suthan and Matthew Sachs (moderated by Jane Kearns)
2:00 Break and networking
2:15 Panel session: NESTNet outcomes and impact — The story so far
F. Handan Tezel, Liuchen Chang and Claudio Cañizares (moderated by Ian Rowlands)
2:55 Closing remarks
Tickets cost $400 + taxes and Eventbrite fees. They include lunch, refreshments, one drink ticket for use at reception, conference materials, and a post-event report. Please register via Eventbrite, external link, opens in new window.
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The Chelsea Hotel about a 10-minute walk from the venue. Leading the Charge conference attendees receive a discounted rate of $167 per night, external link, opens in new window.