Smart Energy Networks Research, Development and Demonstration (R,D&D) National Workshop
The Smart Energy Networks R,D&D National Workshop discussions are now available on the event site: https://wise.uwaterloo.ca/sen_rdd_national_workshop
The Smart Energy Networks R,D&D National Workshop will bring together 40 stakeholders from academia, industry and government agencies to advance discussions regarding research, development and demonstrations of Smart Energy Networks in Canada.
This invite‐only workshop will explore four key research themes including multifuel coordination, new natural gas reality, interactive energy distribution networks and social, financial and policy dynamics to support Smart Energy Networks implementation. More specifically, this workshop aims to answer the following questions:
- What is the level of SEN R,D&D interest and capacity within Canada?
- What are the key R,D&D needs to advance SEN deployment in Canada from various stakeholder perspectives?
- What are the potential opportunities and barriers facing SEN implementation, and how may various stakeholders collaborate to accelerate progress on SEN development?
The expected outcomes of this workshop include increased understanding of multidisciplinary SEN R,D&D concepts, identification of key research topics that can be pursued in the short to medium term, and an appropriate method for advancement. Further, the workshop enables fostering a strong network of Smart Energy Networks experts in Canada, with the intent of identifying collaborative projects that could be the subject of grant applications, such as in NSERC CRD or Strategic.
This workshop is built upon a successful Smart Energy Networks Leadership Event, 'The Future of Smart Energy Networks: Identifying, shaping and advancing Canadian energy interests' hosted by the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) on the 30 September, 2013 in Toronto. The event highlighted broad research and development areas in need of advancement to promote the implementation of Smart Energy Networks in Canada.
For event website and registration please visit: https://wise.uwaterloo.ca/sen_rdd_national_workshop